Media report on Chinese and US university students' reading habits sparks controversy

Chinese scholars and experts couldn't help but knit their brows after reading a recent media report from Chinese education company Blue Oak that suggested that Chinese university students were falling ...

New book sheds light on Xiongan national strategy

A book unfolding the inspiring future of Xiongan New Area and what it means to the changing world order will soon be released to the public, putting China's essential national strategy into the spotlight.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/5 17:48:29

Women present cheongsam in NW China's Shaanxi

Women present cheongsam, a traditional Chinese women's dress also known as Qipao, during a show in the old town of Zhuge in Mianxian County, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, April 3, 2018. More than 150 cheongsam fans in the county usually participate in cultural activities and performances every day to carry on traditional Chinese culture.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/5 10:37:22

Chinese winners of Leipzig's Best Book Design awards draw attention to traditional beauty

We have all been told to not "judge a book from its cover," but if you're one of the judges for Germany's Best Book Design from all over the World competition, this is probably the worst advice imaginable.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/3 18:43:39

Chinese picture books draw attention on global stage

With more attention being focused on early-childhood education in China, Chinese picture books are also emerging on the global stage.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/3 17:13:39

Actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson says he has struggled with depression

Actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, one of Hollywood's top paid stars, said on Monday he struggled with depression after watching his mother's attempted suicide and encouraged men suffering from the disease to open up about their struggles and seek help.
Source: Reuters | 2018/4/3 16:53:39

Supermodel Naomi Campbell urges Vogue to launch African edition

Supermodel Naomi Campbell said on Sunday that Vogue magazine should launch an African edition to recognize the continent's contribution to a global fashion industry that has been criticized for its lack of diversity.
Source: Reuters | 2018/4/3 16:48:39

Steven Bochco dead at 74

US television writer and producer Steven Bochco, the creator of iconic shows such as Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue and LA Law, has died at the age of 74, his representatives said on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/3 16:48:39

ABC announces ratings hit 'Roseanne' renewed for 11th season

Comedy revival Roseanne has been booked for an 11th season, ABC announced on Friday, after scoring huge premiere ratings and generally positive reviews for its season-10 opener - including from US President Donald Trump who appreciated its lead star's pro-Trump perspective.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/2 18:18:40

Los Angeles exhibition celebrates cultural phenomenon

In a celebration of self-portraits in the social media age Tommy Honton and Tair Mamedov opened the Museum of Selfies in Los Angeles on Sunday - an interactive exhibition exploring the history and cultural phenomenon of snapping a photo of yourself.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/2 18:18:39

Chinese artist captures moviegoers' imagination with poster for del Toro's Oscar-winning film

The Chinese poster for the film in particular gained traction on social media in China after Guillermo del Toro, the film's director, tweeted about it online. ‏Receiving some 66,000 'likes' on Twitter, the poster is painted in the style of a traditional Chinese watercolor and depicts the two main characters of the film, a woman and a monster-like fish man, floating upside down against a white and blue background.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/2 17:08:39

Rare Kabul exhibition brings taste of Mughal art back home

An exhibition that reproduces the precious treasures of Mughal art in their original setting in Kabul's Babur Garden opened this weekend, bringing a rare moment of cultural relief to a city pounded by war for decades.
Source: Reuters | 2018/4/2 17:03:39

Zurong Dialect Film Festival aims to promote productions in local Chinese dialects

The organizers of the Third Zurong Dialect Film Festival, China's first movie festival aimed at promoting cinematic works in which a majority of the dialogue is in one of China's many local dialects, held a press conference in Beijing on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/2 16:58:40

'Ready Player One' at No.1

Steven Spielberg's high-octane futuristic homage to films of the 1980s, Ready Player One, debuted in top spot at the North American Easter weekend box office, industry estimates showed on Sunday.
Source: AFP-Global Times | 2018/4/2 16:58:39