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Belgian tourist attractions capitalize on Herge's legacy

The mummified corpse of Rascar Capac thrilled and terrified generations of young fans of the Tintin comic book story The Seven Crystal Balls.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/15 17:13:41

Host Grant Imahara passes away at 49

Grant Imahara, who co-hosted the popular science TV show MythBusters and worked behind the scenes on three Star Wars films, has died at age 49, the Discovery Channel said Monday.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/15 17:03:40

Body of actress Naya Rivera recovered from US lake: police

US officials on Monday found the body of Glee actress Naya Rivera in the Californian lake where she drowned last week during a boat trip with her 4-year-old son.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/14 18:33:40

Chinese netizens celebrate 10th anniversary of South Korean variety show 'Running Man'

After being on air for a decade, classic South Korean variety show Running Man celebrated its 10th birthday on Sunday. Chinese fans of the show took to social media to also mark the anniversary and express their wishes that the show could keep "running" for another 10 years.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/13 17:08:40

More Chinese film directors turn to streaming dramas amid coronavirus and a shrinking film industry

Chinese film directors including the well-known Feng Xiaogang, Chen Kaige and Wong Kar-Wai have shifted toward directing streaming dramas as the film industry continues to shrink amid the COVID-19.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/12 16:10:10

Chinese drama about pangolin conservation to start shooting

Shooting on a Chinese drama about pangolin conservation will begin next week, a representative from a Chinese environmental protection organization told the Global Times on Sunday. The drama aims to inform the public in a simple and interesting way about the urgent need to protect endangered animals such as pangolins.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/7/5 22:48:37

Suspense drama lifts genre to an all new level in China

Chinese crime/suspense drama The Bad Kids has gained unprecedented high compliments from Chinese netizens and even celebrities such as actress Zhang Ziyi for its intriguing plot and superb acting. The hashtag for the show, which aired its final episode on June 25, had earned 4.29 billion views on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo as of Tuesday afternoon.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/1 18:18:40

Streaming drama 'The Bad Kids' lifts Chinese suspense dramas to an all new level

Chinese crime/suspense drama The Bad Kids has gained unprecedented high compliments from Chinese netizens and even celebrities such as actress Zhang Ziyi for its intriguing plot and superb acting. The hashtag for the show, which aired its final episode on Thursday, had earned 4.29 billion views on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo as of Tuesday afternoon.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/30 18:03:41

Chinese adaptation of Singaporean drama 'The Little Nyonya' ignites heated discussion among viewers of the original

A Chinese adaptation of famed Singaporean drama The Little Nyonya premiered on Chinese streaming platforms on Sunday night, instantly sparking heated discussion on social media as viewers compared it to the original version released in 2008.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/29 20:58:40

Millions of fans around the world celebrate 1st anniversary of hit Chinese web drama 'The Untamed'

The influence of hit Chinese web drama The Untamed continues unabated a year after its release, as millions of the show's fans celebrated its first anniversary on Saturday.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/6/28 21:42:14

'Everlasting Classics' back on air after hiatus

After a four-month hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Chinese TV program Everlasting Classics returned to China Central Television (CCTV) on Thursday to continue conveying the beauty of traditional Chinese culture through music.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/28 18:28:43

Chinese netizens refuse to forgive lead actor of Thai drama '2gether: The Series' after he apologizes on social media

Two months after being involved in a controversy for "liking" an online photo that listed Hong Kong as a "country", Thai actor Vachirawit Chivaaree, who goes by the name Bright and starred in the popular Thai boy's love drama 2gether: The Series, issued an apology for the incident on Saturday. However, a majority of Chinese netizens have refused to accept the apology, questioning Bright's sincerity.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/21 17:53:40

SpongeBob 'coming out' tweet sparks discussion in China

Nickelodeon, the home of popular animated show SpongeBob SquarePants, tweeted a photo of the titular character alongside the channel's other major LGBTQ+ characters on Saturday to celebrate Pride Month. The show of support has been seen as a "coming out" of sorts, which in turn sparked discussion on China social media.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/16 16:48:41

SpongeBob SquarePants' 'coming out' tweet sparks discussion on Chinese social media

Nickelodeon, the home of popular animated show SpongeBob SquarePants, tweeted a photo of the titular character alongside the channel's other major LGBTQ+ characters on Saturday to celebrate Pride Month. The show of support has been seen as a "coming out" of sorts, which in turn sparked discussion on China social media.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/15 16:28:40

Chinese anime fans dismayed as 45 Japanese animanted films and TV works delayed, call for move from traditional hand-drawn animation to 3D digital

Chinese netizens expressed their dismay after news that a total of 45 upcoming Japanese animated films or TV shows have been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some have proposed that the industry would benefit from transitioning from traditional hand-drawn animation to digital animation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/11 19:27:46

Cate Blanchett reveals chainsaw accident at UK home in talk with former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard

Double Oscar winner Cate Blanchett has revealed she had a lucky escape after suffering a cut to the head following a chainsaw accident while staying at her home in southern England due to COVID-19.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/7 18:38:40

Western audiences embrace Tang Dynasty poet documentary

British historian Michael Wood's latest documentary has successfully brought a Tang Dynasty (618-907) poet to Western audiences for the first time as mutual understanding remains a top priority amid the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/6/5 7:02:39

TV series 'The Romance of Tiger and Rose' tackles gender inequality by flipping the script on Chinese period dramas

Chinese online costume drama The Romance of Tiger and Rose has gained a considerable following among Chinese netizens with its creative and romantic plotlines which have tackled some hot social topics such as gender equality, low birthrate and women's rights.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/2 17:53:41