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At NY Fashion Week, robotic dresses take on a life of their own

Fashion and technology have often gone hand in hand, improving supply chains and bringing the world's runways to the masses, but at the week's shows in New York, robotic designs took center stage.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/17 15:53:40

Cantonese Opera celebrates 10th anniversary as a World Intangible Cultural Heritage

On the stage, the lights dim, and in the darkness the melody of "Flowers Funeral Chant," the classic song from one of China's Four Great Classic Novels Dream of the Red Chamber, floats through the air. The curtain opens and the stage gradually grows brighter as a young lady carrying flowers walks slowly toward a wall.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/22 19:35:51

Taylor Swift new album 'Lover' big hit in Chinese mainland

US singer-songwriter Taylor Swift's new album Lover has topped the weekly bestselling digital album list on major Chinese music platform NetEase Cloud Music and has laid claim to presales of more than 201,300 units by Thursday, a day before its official release.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/22 18:58:47

Huazhong University of Science and Technology Press signs cooperation agreement with Elsevier to promote 3D printing technology in China

During the first day of the 26th Beijing International Book Fair on Wednesday, Huazhong University of Science and Technology Press signed a cooperation agreement with world renowned publishing house Elsevier to publish in the Chinese mainland a series of English books on the latest technological advancements in 3D printing.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/22 17:33:41

India Day celebration held at the International Horticultural Exhibition in Beijing

Hundreds of Chinese and foreign guests attended an India Day celebration on Saturday at the International Horticultural Exhibition in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/18 14:38:39

Tech giant Huawei turns to Chinese mythology for operating system name

Hongmeng, the Chinese name for Huawei's newly launched HarmonyOS, was derived from Chinese mythology. The name appeared in ancient Chinese classics including Zhuangzi, a work of Taoist philosophy from the Warring States Period (475BC-221BC), and Western Han (206BC-AD25) Dynasty work Huainanzi, a representative work of Zajia, a Chinese ancient school of thought.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/11 18:39:17

Hong Kong documentary maker talks about building bridges with Chinese mainland

In June 2018, short film studio Arrow Factory posted a short documentary titled HongKongers in Beijing on its YouTube channel. In the documentary, six Hong Kongers talked about what it's like living in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/11 17:38:39

China's NCHA announces two major archaeological achievements

China's National Culture Heritage Administration (NCHA) announced two important archaeological achievements at a conference on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/7 19:03:40

Qixi Festival-themed souvenirs for Beijing Winter Olympic Games debut in China

The Beijing Winter Olympic Games committee released a souvenir badge and key ring that take the traditional Chinese Qixi Festival as their theme on Wednesday, the day of the festival that is also known as Chinese Valentine's Day.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/7 18:58:41

Disney falls short of forecasts

Walt Disney Company said on Tuesday, second-quarter results were lifted by strong box office gains but failed to meet Wall Street forecasts, sending shares sharply lower.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/7 18:53:40

Del Toro gets Hollywood star, urges immigrants to reject fear

Mexican director Guillermo del Toro was honored Tuesday with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, where he urged fellow immigrants to reject fear and division in the US.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/7 18:23:40

Saxophonist works to link together Africa and the West

In a career spanning six decades, Afro-European star saxophonist Manu Dibango has played a fusion of everything from jazz, funk and traditional rhythms from his native Cameroon, creating music that he says "builds bridges."
Source: AFP | 2019/8/7 18:13:40

Chinese stars show support for Chinese national flag

Both Chinese mainland and Hong Kong stars expressed their patriotism by posting a hashtag on Sina Weibo showing support for China's national flag.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/6 19:38:41

An adventure of teaching Chinese in US prison

"I believe that the nature of human beings is kind, but the driving force of being kind needs to be guided, that is why I want to share this story with your readers," Jiang Lan, a teacher who taught Chinese at a prison in the US, told the Global Times.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/6 18:59:12

Chinese artists showcase artworks in New Zealand

The Heaven & Earth joint solo exhibition was held at the AI Gallery in New Zealand's Auckland on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/6 18:43:39

Venezuelan actors arrested over gay cops satirical play set free

Four actors taking part in a satirical play about two gay police officers were freed Monday night, nearly 24 hours after they were arrested and accused of ridiculing and usurping the functions of Venezuela's authorities.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/6 18:33:41

R. Kelly faces new sex abuse charges

The sprawling sex abuse scandal involving R&B singer R. Kelly expanded on Monday to the state of Minnesota, where charges against him include engaging in prostitution with a minor.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/6 18:18:43

US rapper A$AP Rocky released pending Sweden assault verdict

A Swedish court released US rapper A$AP Rocky on Friday pending the verdict of an assault trial that has outraged his fans, a decision that was quickly welcomed by US President Donald Trump.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/4 18:10:29