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Chinese director Xue Xiaolu's new suspense/thriller ropes us in with intrigue, makes us stay for family


An 8.1-magnitude earthquake that looks too much like an industrial accident strikes a peaceful Malawi village. The Whistleblower, directed by Xue Xiaolu, vividly starts the action without hesitation so we ...

'Frozen 2' holds top spot at N.American holiday weekend box office

Disney blockbuster Frozen 2 held top spot at the North American box office over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, taking in an estimated $85.2 million, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations said Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/2 14:54:41

Havana's iconic vintage cars mark city's 500th anniversary

A fleet of polished 1950's roadsters and tailfin cars stole the show here on Sunday in celebrations marking the 500th anniversary of the city's founding.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/2 14:43:39

What's trending in the last month of 2019:

First snowfall in the Forbidden City, ongoing mourning over the passing of Godfrey Gao, controversial castings, BTS' stunning performance at South Korea's 2019 Melon Music Awards!
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/1 18:10:26

Egyptian Minister of Antiquities shares new archaeological discoveries and seeks further cooperation with China

On Thursday, Minister of Antiquities of Egypt Khaled Elanani attended a media event at the Embassy of Egypt in Beijing to deliver a lecture on new archaeological discoveries and express his country's willingness to enhance cultural cooperation with China in the future.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/1 17:23:39

Blockchain and big data technologies to help establish new evaluation system for cultural relics

The China Cultural Relics Exchange Center, Huanghe Insurance, National Cultural Trade Base and online auction platform epailive.com launched a new cooperative project at a ceremony in Beijing on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/1 17:15:38

Photo exhibition to kick off in Toronto, Canada to celebrate 70th anniversary of founding of People's Republic of China

A photo exhibition will open in Toronto on December 7 to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, announced the Canada-China Elite Think Tank Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/1 17:08:39

Slow&steady

Newly-hatched tortoises take their first steps at a Bangladesh conservation park, their feet barely visible under hard shells that carry the weight of the species on their backs.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/1 17:03:39

Casting of infamous actor and actress causes new drama to go trending on Sina Weibo before premiere

There were jokes galore from Chinese netizens on Sunday after it was revealed that actress Li Xiaolu and actor Jiang Jingfu would be playing the lead roles in the new drama Love Me and Convince Me. The hashtag #TheNewDramaCastingLiXiaoluAndJiangJinfu soon earned more than 420 million views on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo. Many netizens expressed their astonishment over the choice of leads, with some even joking that it was due to the two's backgrounds that they were “kind of looking forward to watching it.”
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/1 16:30:11

Costume capers stir New York's Times Square

Beneath flashing billboards and sparkling skyscrapers, Maria Bega moves through Times Square's pulsating crowds, dressed as Princess Anna from animated Disney movie Frozen.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/1 15:57:53

Young Chinese dancers equipped with occupational training

A training program dedicated to providing young Chinese dancers with career development platforms has trained 46 young artists, according to the China Dancers Association (CDA).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/1 9:53:43

10 mainland movies selected to be broadcast in Taiwan

Ten films from the Chinese mainland were randomly selected from a pool of 62 to be released in the island of Taiwan in 2020, while there are no restrictions on films from Taiwan when they are released in the mainland.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/29 17:00:37

Blue Man Group kicks off China tour in Beijing

US performance art troupe Blue Man Group kicked off its debut China tour in Beijing, earning massive approval among Chinese fans.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2019/11/29 2:07:28

Fiji inks agreement with social media platform Sina Weibo to attract Chinese travelers

Tourism Fiji formalized its partnership with China's Twitter-like social media platform Sina Weibo in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province on November 21, aiming to attract more consumers from the Chinese market.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/28 19:28:40