Chinese publishers set off in daring new direction to boost flailing Russian literature publication industry in China

When asked to name a few Russian books published within the past decade that have become bestsellers in China, Chinese publishing industry veteran Zhang Hongbo admitted that he couldn't name ...

Sichuan Opera goes international

Sitting in a garden-style Chinese theater, Sonia Lovett and her team watch a "face-changing" performance in awe.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/7 10:12:15

Over 3,000 visitors enjoy virtual reality at Venice Film Fest

Within the old buildings of the Lazzaretto Vecchio, audience members of the Venice Film Festival patiently queued to watch a screening.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/7 7:57:39

US author’s new book on China examines her own relationship with the country

When it comes to looking at China, does a foreigner's position as an "outsider" make him or her a more objective observer?
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/6 18:23:39

McDonagh and McDormand wow Venice film festival

British-Irish playwright Martin McDonagh wowed the Venice film festival Monday with Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri, a darkly hilarious drama featuring Frances McDormand as a rage-fueled grieving mother.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/6 18:13:39

Chinese director Li Ning’s ‘Inch of Land’ kicks off month-long Beijing Fringe Festival

September is sure to be a busy month for drama enthusiasts in Beijing if they don't want to miss any of the dramas being held as part of the annual Beijing Fringe Festival.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/6 18:08:39

Christopher Nolan’s immersive storytelling storms mainland cinemas

With his latest war film Dunkirk, director Christopher Nolan yet again has his name buzzing across China.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/6 18:08:39

‘Deutschland 8’ comes to China

Deutschland 8: Deutsche Kunst in China, an important part of celebrations of the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Germany, will kick off at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) Museum on September 15, event organizers from the Foundation for Art and Culture Bonn and CAFA announced in Beijing on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/6 18:03:39

Huizhou inksticks produced at Shexian County, E China's Anhui

A worker paints golden color on inksticks at a workshop of Old Hu Kaiwen Inkstick Factory in Shexian County, east China's Anhui Province, Sept. 4, 2017. The factory is well known for its production of Huizhou inksticks, which are the premiere Chinese ink made of soot. Nowadays, the inksticks produced in Shexian have became a kind of artworks, not only among the painters and calligrapher but also around the collectors.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/6 8:27:22

Indra Jatra Festival celebrated to mark end of monsoon in Nepal

Masked dancer "Sawabhaku" performs in celebration of Indra Jatra Festival at Hanumandhoka Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sept. 5, 2017. The eight-day festival celebrates Indra, the god of rain, to mark the end of the monsoon.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/6 8:19:42

News Aronofsky's horror "Mother!" meets with mixed boos, cheers at Venice Film Fest

A movie by American filmmaker Darren Aronofsky was met with mixed reactions at the 74th edition of Venice Film Festival on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/6 7:35:39

Chinese netizens discuss Chloe Bennet’s ‘racist Hollywood’ post

Last week, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. actress Chloe Bennet explained in a Twitter post that the reason she changed her last name from Wang to Bennet was because "Hollywood is racist and wouldn't cast me with a last name that made them uncomfortable."
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/5 18:12:25

Toronto film fest delves into war, chaos, social strife

The race for the Oscars heats up this week at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), where a raft of films will focus on survival in dark times, with mounting political, religious and racial tensions around the world.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/5 17:53:39

Spanish man files paternity suit against Grammy award-winning singer Julio Iglesias

A Spanish man who claims to have the results of a DNA test showing that he is Julio Iglesias’s son filed a paternity suit on Monday against the Grammy award-winning singer.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/5 17:03:40