World welcomes 2019 with fireworks and festivities

Revellers welcomed 2019 with fireworks displays and festivities as a celebratory wave swept westward across the globe from Asia to Europe and the Americas at the conclusion of a tumultuous year.

NY museum says ancient coffin was looted, will go back to Egypt

The Metropolitan Museum of Art will return an ancient gilded coffin to Egypt after New York prosecutors determined that it had been looted from that country, the museum said.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/17 18:13:40

A family affair

The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) in New York's Chinatown celebrated the Spring Festival with an annual family event on Saturday, honoring Chinese family values and cultural heritage.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/17 18:08:40

Foreign talents find a following in China through the Chinese TikTok

When British singer Shaun Gibson finally left China to head home for the holidays it wasn't for Christmas but Chinese New Year. During his first year and a half of playing music in China, Gibson had adapted a couple of popular Chinese songs by sampling the melodies and writing English lyrics for them.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/17 17:23:40

Leads for Wang Xiaoshuai's 'So Long, My Son' win Silver Bears

Chinese netizens cheered on Sunday morning when news hit that director Wang Xiaoshuai's new film So Long, My Son had grabbed two Silver Bear trophies for its lead actress Yong Mei and actor Wang Jingchun at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival, or Berlinale.
Source: Global Times - AFP | 2019/2/17 17:08:39


Happy birthday: Although your kind nature means you will do anything for love, there are times you just have to put your foot down. There is a big difference between being supportive and being a pushover. It is up to you to find the right balance. Your lucky numbers: 2, 3, 9, 12, 13.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/17 16:33:39


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Source: Global Times | 2019/2/17 16:23:39

Learning Chinese

Chat attack snowball fight 打雪仗
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/17 16:18:39


Happy birthday: You are far more capable than you give yourself credit. Don't hesitate to get out there and take on tasks that will challenge you. The harder you push yourself, the more you will be able to accomplish. Your lucky numbers: 2, 5, 7, 18, 19.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/14 16:33:41


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Source: Global Times | 2019/2/14 16:28:41

Abundant mallow harvest a boon for impoverished Iraqis

With rain spreading across Iraq, mallow growing in the northern and eastern parts of the country gives impoverished people food to eat or sell for extra money. Mallow, or Malva pusilla, is a cosmopolitan weed found principally in temperate regions of the world. It is a fast-growing annual or perennial herb with the capacity to grow in dense patches in gardens, yards, roadsides, waste ground, orchards, pastures and agricultural fields.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/14 16:08:41

Smart hot pot

Would you like to enjoy a truly unique hot pot experience? If so, you could be warmly served by robots. A famous hot pot chain has gained even more popularity since it opened its smart restaurant in downtown Beijing in October 2018. Patrons eager to visit the establishment often have to wait an average of two hours to get a seat.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/14 16:08:40


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Source: Global Times | 2019/2/14 15:38:40


Happy birthday: You may feel like you have fallen into a rut. While there is nothing wrong with taking a break from the ordinary, try not to take things too far or you may end up burning some bridges. A new friendship is on the horizon. Your lucky numbers: 1, 3, 6, 14, 18.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/14 15:28:40