Dubbing studio helps hit Chinese dramas gain fans in the Arab world

In a small soundproof room of an unimpressive building located in the capital city of Egypt, Cairo, Doaa Riyad, an experienced Egyptian dubbing actress at Vibration Studios, stares intently at the screen in front of her as she dubs lines for a Chinese TV drama into Arabic.
Source: Global Times - Xinhua | 2019/2/12 16:58:39

China sees increasing audience for online videos, games and literature

China has seen a growing role for Internet-based cultural products and services in cultural consumption, with an increasing audience for online videos, games and literature, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/6 13:27:32

Black, gay US TV actor Jussie Smollett from 'Empire' hospitalized after 'possible hate crime'

Black, openly-gay actor Jussie Smollett of the US television program Empire was hospitalized on Tuesday in Chicago following a possibly hate-motivated attack in which assailants tied a rope around his neck, police and his co-workers said.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/30 18:18:40

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo comes to Chinese cinemas for the first time

A film featuring The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, debuted in Chinese cinemas in Beijing and Shanghai on Friday, bringing the live show that the tattoo performs for four weeks every August at the Edinburgh Art Festival to China for the first time ever.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/28 18:03:39

Viral song inspires Western netizens to learn more about the culture of Chinese characters

In a video on TikTok, Alice Roche astonishes her Chinese and French friends by singing a Chinese song she just learned as they sit together at a kebab restaurant in Paris. At the end of the video, Alice remarks jokingly that the song was very easy, even though her proud demeanor hints that the song is anything but easy.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/27 18:13:39

Comic adaptation 'Yanshifan: New Youth' to come to BTV

Starring pop stars Huang Zitao and Yiyang Qianxi, TV series Yanshifan: New Youth will come to Beijing Television (BTV) this year, the show's production company announced at a press conference in Beijing on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/23 19:38:41

Mexico celebrates as 'Roma' grabs 10 Oscar nominations

Mexicans celebrated on Tuesday as Roma grabbed 10 Oscar nominations - none more exuberantly than the film's breakout star, Yalitza Aparicio, who melted hearts and went viral with her ecstatic reaction to her best actress nomination.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 19:23:45

Cultural TV programs have greater appeal to young audiences: survey

A newspaper survey has shown that while more than 84 percent of Chinese say they like TV programs on culture, especially Chinese culture, such programs are of greater appeal to younger generations.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/21 16:43:39

'Idol Producer' season 2 to deliver positive and inspiring message

The second season of popular variety show Idol Producer will focus on young trainees' experiences chasing their dreams, said Jiang Bin, the show's producer on Tuesday at a pre-screening event held for media.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/16 17:18:40

Live singing expected at 2019 Spring Festival Gala

Lip-synching performances could be hard to find during China's upcoming 2019 Spring Festival Gala, said media report on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/13 14:28:39

Live singing expected at 2019 Spring Festival Gala

Lip-synching performances could be hard to find during China's upcoming 2019 Spring Festival Gala, said media report on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/11 1:18:10

'Frank and genuine'

"When I first met him in 2003, I noticed that he is a quiet man. He is unlikely to look at you while talking, instead he just looks down at the table," Lin Shaohua, who has translated a number of world-renowned Japanese writer Haruki Murakami's works into Chinese, told the Global Times on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/10 18:43:40

'Bohemian Rhapsody' rocks Golden Globes as China cheers Sandra Oh win, saying "She deserves what she won"

Bohemian Rhapsody pulled a major upset at the close of the Golden Globes on Sunday, taking home the final two top prizes to put itself into the Oscars conversation along with Green Book and Roma.
Source: AFP-Global Times | 2019/1/7 17:43:40

"Bohemian Rhapsody," "Green Book" take top prizes at 76th Golden Globe Awards

Music biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" and comedy drama "Green Book" took home the top film prizes at the 76th Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night, winning Best Drama and Best Comedy, respectively.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/7 17:07:31

Made in the mainland period dramas connect young people across the Taiwan Straits

Mao Hsuan, a 30-year-old from New Taipei City in Taiwan, is a huge fan of Chinese mainland TV dramas. On Facebook she shares photos of her newly-bought hairpin, merchandise from the 2018 show The Ashes of Love, and she also owns a dragon gown modeled after the one Chinese mainland actress Fan Bingbing wore to the Cannes film festival in 2010.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/6 16:48:40

Danish shows take TV world by storm

With original boundary-breaking content, thrilling plots and charismatic actors, Danish television series have captivated audiences worldwide in recent years.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/6 16:48:39

A behind-the-scenes look at how China's fans help their idols capture the public's attention

In late December, magazine CBNWeekly joined with third-party advertising technology company Miaozhen Systems to release a list of the most commercially valuable Chinese stars for 2018. The ranking is based on data collected from major Chinese online platforms including Sina Weibo, Taobao, WeChat, Baidu and TikTok in five areas such as a star's professionalism and ability to capture the attention of the public.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/3 18:08:40

Netflix drops episode critical of Saudi Arabia

Netflix confirmed on Tuesday that it removed an episode of a satirical comedy show that criticizes Saudi Arabia, after officials in the kingdom reportedly complained.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/2 16:58:39