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Popular web celebrity gives glimpse into the life of Chinese villagers during COVID-19 outbreak

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, residents in China's rural areas have been staying at home with their families to help prevent the spread of the virus. Liu Shichao, better known by his online handle "Hebei Pangzai," is one such villager who has risen to fame lately after sharing his daily life online and giving netizens a look into the measures his village has adopted to combat the deadly virus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/25 18:33:40

Cast of hit sitcom 'Friends' reuniting for 25th anniversary

It's finally happening!
Source: AFP | 2020/2/23 17:33:40

S.Korea's first female anchor makes waves in male-dominated industry

Under gleamingly bright studio lights, Lee So-jeong reads straight from a teleprompter, rehearsing her lines ahead of the primetime newscast for South Korea's national public broadcaster, KBS.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/20 18:18:40

Hit TV drama sparks debate on how teenagers identify and accept themselves

Someday or One Day, a hit time-travel TV series from the island of Taiwan, has swept social media with its entertaining plots and high production quality, also sparking rampant discussion about how teenagers can identify and accept themselves no matter who they are.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/18 22:28:55

Documentary about raising chickens to fight locusts goes viral on Chinese social media

Amid huge swarms of locusts in East Africa and warnings from the United Nations, a Chinese documentary about a biological control method for locust plagues - using chickens - has gone viral on Chinese social media.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/17 22:17:10

Chinese netizens celebrate love after South Korean drama 'Crash Landing On You' comes to an end

Chinese netizens began calling for the protagonists of South Korean TV drama Crash Landing On You to start a romantic relationship in real life after the drama came to an end on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/17 19:48:40

'Better Days' might create history like 'Parasite'

The film Better Days earned 12 nominations at the 39th Hong Kong Film Awards, becoming potentially the biggest winner at the upcoming festival, according to the newly released nomination list from the Hong Kong Film Awards on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/12 20:23:40

Oscar-winning director McQueen returns to art with Tate show

Oscar-winning British director Steve McQueen is returning to his art roots with a series of short films at London's Tate Modern art gallery, offering a sensory exploration of black identity.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/12 18:08:40

Two years on, journey of Florida shooting survivors captured on screen

Two years after a shooting rampage at a school in Parkland, Florida, "the rage, the frustration, the trauma" of the survivors is the focus of a new documentary called Us Kids that aims to put gun violence at the heart of this year's US presidential race.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/12 17:33:41

Medical TV dramas and films skyrocket in popularity amid coronavirus outbreak

Many medical dramas and movies that were released several years ago have recaptured Chinese audiences amid the outbreak of novel coronavirus pneumonia, with some audiences taking them as instructions on how to fight the virus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/11 19:01:15

Chinese fans hail Taylor Swift documentary

The documentary Taylor Swift: Miss Americana has won the hearts of Chinese fans, many of whom took to social media to share their feelings about their idol.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/11 17:43:40

Laura Dern caps long Hollywood career with Oscar win

This has certainly been a very good year for Laura Dern.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/11 17:33:41

BBC to make documentary series about activist Greta Thunberg

The BBC said Monday it will make a new documentary series with the teenage Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, charting her life and exploring the science behind climate change.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/11 17:18:40

Chinese entertainment industry adapts to challenges brought by novel coronavirus outbreak

As many Chinese are quarantining themselves at home and working remotely amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, the Chinese entertainment industry has been experimenting with various ways to keep people's attention even though they haven't been able to produce content as they normally do.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/10 0:34:20

Hit romantic drama 'Find Yourself' provides relief among Chinese viewers

Chinese romantic drama Find Yourself, tells the love story of senior college student Yuan Song and He Fanxing, the administrative director for the company where Yuan works as an intern. The series features Song Weilong as the college intern who falls in love with his boss, played by 33-year-old singer-actress Song Qian.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/2/7 3:48:33

Documentary featuring Chinese doctors resonates with netizen amid novel coronavirus outbreak

The nine-episode documentary The Chinese Doctor debuted on Chinese streaming platform iQIYI on January 27, a time when medical staff nationwide were heading to Central China's Hubei Province to combat the outbreak of novel coronavirus. Echoing Chinese netizens' concern for and admiration of these medical practitioners, this documentary captured Chinese audiences' attention, earning a 9.2/10 mark on Chinese media review site Douban.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/5 16:23:07

Disney to release 'Hamilton' musical in N.American cinemas

A big screen version of smash hit musical Hamilton is coming to movie theaters in 2021, its creator announced on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/4 17:33:41

Chinese fans donate in their idols' name to help fight coronavirus

Chinese fan clubs of popular stars, including EXO and Blackpink, have been donating funds and medical supplies to Central China's Hubei Province, the area hit hardest by the epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/30 13:28:59