Egyptian Minister of Antiquities shares new archaeological discoveries and seeks further cooperation with China

On Thursday, Minister of Antiquities of Egypt Khaled Elanani attended a media event at the Embassy of Egypt in Beijing to deliver a lecture on new archaeological discoveries and express his country's willingness to enhance cultural cooperation with China in the future.

Married couple still 'going Dutch' after 30 years sparks debate whether bills should be split after marriage

An elderly couple in North China who have been married for more than 30 years have captured the attention of netizens on Chinese social media after news outlet The Paper reported on how they split all their finances. The debate that followed the Wednesday report show that the "going Dutch" lifestyle is not the preferred choice for most married couples.
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China's street vendor policy may encourage emergence of street artists

More Chinese artists might take to the streets for performances now that the Chinese government has loosened its grip on street vendors in order to boost the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic, an official of China's culture department said on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/4 22:23:41


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Happy birthday: This weekend will be a great time to pack your bags and head out on an adventure. Make sure you finish up all your tasks today so that they don't come back to haunt you while you are trying to enjoy your journey. Your lucky numbers: 1, 5, 9, 11, 19.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/4 17:23:41


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Happy birthday: Do not allow fear of failure keep you from chasing your dreams. Although success is never guaranteed, you are guaranteed to never achieve it if you do not even try. Your lucky numbers: 1, 3, 8, 13, 17.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/4 10:38:41

France savors return of cafes and restaurants

French cafes and restaurants reopened their doors Tuesday as the country took its latest step out of coronavirus lockdown, with clients seizing the chance to bask on sunny terraces after 10 weeks of closures to fight the outbreak.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/4 10:33:41

'BlackoutTuesday' posts renew anger on Chinese social media against Asian discrimination in the US amid coronavirus pandemic

On Tuesday and Wednesday, celebrities around the world participated in "#BlackOutTuesday," an initiative aimed at raising awareness on the issue of racism and police brutality following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man killed by a white US police officer in Minneapolis on May 25. On Chinese social media, the initiative gained the support of many netizens, as well as reignited anger in many over the discrimination Asians have faced in the US amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/3 20:53:42

China promotes Standard Chinese training to help poverty reduction

China has stepped up efforts to improve impoverished groups' communication and vocational skills through strengthened Putonghua (Standard Chinese) education, reinforcing the fight against poverty, according to the Ministry of Education (MOE).
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/3 18:43:40

Virus fears threaten Lyon's famous 'bouchons'

For gastronomes worldwide, Lyon has long held pride of place in France's hierarchy of fine dining, but even as the city's beloved "bouchon" restaurants emerge from the coronavirus lockdown, many fear they might not survive the changes demanded in the coronavirus era.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/3 17:13:41


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Happy birthday: Your creativity will be at its peak today. Pursue artistic endeavours and a number of new ideas are sure to come to you. The key to staying happy is to know how to roll with the changes life is throwing at you. Your lucky numbers: 3, 7, 9, 11, 12.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/3 16:23:40

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