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The Chinese film industry must address the embarrassing gap between its prosperous market and underdeveloped production


Due to the success of China's three Internet giants Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent, the country's Internet industry has won respect from around the globe, leading many in the industry feeling ...

‘Bridges of Madison County’ author Waller dies at age 77

Robert James Waller, author of the best-selling novel The Bridges of Madison County, has died at the age of 77, his literary agency said on Friday.
Source: Reuters | 2017/3/12 16:48:39

World's first museum of polar lands opens in France

As global warming reshapes the Arctic and Antarctic, a new museum built by the son of a renowned French explorer aims to show “the beauty of polar landscapes” and illustrate the consequences of climate change.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/12 16:43:39

‘Avatar 2’ movie ‘not happening’ in 2018, James Cameron says

The sequel to all-time box office champion Avatar has been delayed again and will not be arriving in movie theaters as expected in 2018, director James Cameron has said.
Source: Reuters | 2017/3/12 16:28:39

Recent scientific analysis says subject of Da Vinci’s most famous painting is happy

In an unusual trial, close to 100 percent of people described her expression as unequivocally "happy," researchers revealed on Friday.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/12 16:13:39

China to publish Analects of Confucius for Belt and Road countries

China will publish the Analects of Confucius -- a collection of ideas and sayings from the Chinese philosopher -- in five languages for Belt and Road countries this year.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/12 15:35:15

Rare Chinese ink masterpieces unveiled at National Gallery Singapore

Two special exhibitions at National Gallery Singapore showcasing the evolution of Chinese ink painting and its impact on Singapore art history opened to the public on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/11 22:44:35

Amazing Chinese folk handicraft: tiger-head shoes

Collector Hu Shuqing displays her collection of tiger-head shoes in Zhengzhou City of central China's Henan Province, March 10, 2017. Hu collected more than 10,000 tiger-head shoes. This type of shoes is traditional Chinese folk handicraft used as footwear for children with the hope that children will become as robust and dynamic as tigers.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/11 10:40:19

Sotheby's Asia Week exhibition held in New York

A visitor looks at a fine blue and white barbed rim "floral scroll" dish during Sotheby's Asia Week exhibition in New York, the United States, on March 10, 2017. With over 1,200 lots of Asian artworks, Sotheby's unveiled its Asia Week New York Auctions and Exhibitions recently and will hold several auctions in March.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/11 10:35:54

Chinese TV programs to be broadcasted in Madagascar

Chinese TV programs, including 52 movies, will be broadcasted on Malagasy national television (TVM), according to a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed on Friday by Madagascar's minister of communications Vonison Andrianjato and the Chinese ambassador Yang Xiaorong in Antananarivo, Madagascar's capital.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/11 7:11:34

"Fearless girl" statue seen in New York

Photo taken on March 9, 2017 shows the "fearless girl" statue facing the bronze bull statue near the Wall Street in New York, the United States. The "fearless girl" was put there by an investment firm which said the idea was to call attention to the lack of gender diversity in management of companies as well as how few women work in financial services, and the fact that they get paid less than men.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/10 8:10:32

"Fearless Girl" staring on Wall Street bull calls for gender equality

A bronze statue of a small girl, fists on her hips, staring down the famous 7,000-pound Charging Bull statue on Wall Street, has made headlines on and off line and many viewed it as a powerful call for gender equality in the United States and around the world.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/10 7:49:45

Manchester Int'l Festival unveils 2017 program for biennial artistic feast

The biennial Manchester International Festival (MIF) has revealed its 2017 program which will contain world premieres of works in a variety of forms from dance to club music, theater, performance art and musical events.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/10 7:42:47

Chinese film has bright future on the global stage

Long anticipated by those working in the Chinese film industry, China’s Film Industry Promotion Law finally came into effect on March 1. With this being the first national law aimed at regulating the film industry in China, many film veterans have high hopes that it will provide for the continuous prosperity of the Chinese film industry.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/9 21:03:39