Exploring the culture and history of three major cities in Kazakhstan

When I first learned that I was going to have to go to Kazakhstan for business, I had no idea what to expect.

Chinese National Day box office sees significant decline

The box-office take for this year's just concluded week-long National Day holiday experienced a significant decline over last year, according to estimates on Sunday. The decline was apparent straight from the start as the holiday's first day box-office total on September 30 reached only 252 million yuan ($36.69 million), an 11 percent year-on-year drop from 2017's 283 million yuan.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/7 18:07:59

Banksy shocks art world by shredding work worth 1 million pounds

British street artist Banksy has stunned the art world with arguably his most audacious prank yet, self-destructing one of his best-known works moments after it fetched more than 1 million pounds at auction in London.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/7 17:33:41

Architects, designers transform Jiangxi village into cultural hub

Xiamutang, a village in East China's Jiangxi Province, has been transformed into a cultural hub through a rural renovation project titled Village Vision.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/7 17:33:40

Silk Road animation to screen in China

The animated series "Legend of the Silk Road," introducing historical stories from along the ancient Silk Road trade routes, will be screened in China Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/7 14:46:15

2nd heritage festival kicks off in Yemen's Aden

Hundreds of Yemeni people thronged Thursday a public square to celebrate the 2nd heritage festival in the southern city of Aden.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/5 17:27:08

Race against time to save endangered languages and dialects

Nearly 40 percent of the 6,700 existing languages around the globe are endangered, with many only spoken among the elderly. One possible way to protect these languages is the younger generations.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/5 16:42:29

Zhang Yimou's film nominated in half of Golden Horse Awards categories

Chinese director Zhang Yimou and his latest work "Shadow" have been nominated in half of the 24 categories at the Golden Horse Awards, according to the nomination list released on the film awards' site on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/2 10:06:33

China's popular theatrical artist to entertain US audience with classical contemporary Chinese drama

Famous contemporary Chinese theatrical director Meng Jinghui will start a month-long tour to the US in November, which will allow American drama-lovers to engage directly with most appealing theatrical masterpieces reflecting contemporary trends of lifestyle in China.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/1 12:11:26

Architects, designers transform Jiangxi's local village into a cultural hub

Xiamutang, a village in East China's Jiangxi Province, has been transformed into a cultural hub through the Village Vision project.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/1 10:42:45

'Ferryman' author Claire McFall talks about the series' unexpected success in China

Scottish author Claire McFall never expected her Ferryman series to become such a phenomenal hit in China, where more than 2 million copies have been sold since the debut of the series in 2015.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/30 11:13:19

Guizhou introduces regulations to protect Mount Fanjingshan

The legislature in China's southwestern province of Guizhou passed regulations to further protect Mount Fanjingshan, a newly-inscribed world heritage site.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/29 14:24:31

China Day returns to the British Raindance Film Festival

The second "China Day" returned to The British Raindance Film Festival on Thursday in London, UK.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/29 11:55:29

2,569th birthday of Confucius celebrated in China

A ceremony was held in eastern China's Shandong Province Friday to celebrate the 2,569th birthday of Confucius, an ancient Chinese educator and philosopher.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/29 9:31:27