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Arsenal FC celebrates Chinese New Year with China's soccer fans

Can you imagine English Premier League stars such as Mesut Özil and Aaron Ramsey celebrating the Chinese New Year in Chinese? Well there is no need to imagine. In a video released on Monday, viewers got a chance to see a different side of Arsenal players as they traded in their soccer kit for bright red traditional Chinese clothing to celebrate the Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/30 20:03:40

Chinese netizens pay tribute to late Taiwan singer Teresa Teng on her 66th birthday

Well-known Taiwan singer Teresa Teng would have been 66 years old if she was still with us today. Regarded as one of the greatest and most prestigious Chinese singers during her prime in the 1970s and 1980s, Teng's is famous for her ballads and love songs such as "I Only Care About You," "The Moon Represents My Heart" and "Sweet As Honey."
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/29 18:48:40

Comic adaptation 'Yanshifan: New Youth' to come to BTV

Starring pop stars Huang Zitao and Yiyang Qianxi, TV series Yanshifan: New Youth will come to Beijing Television (BTV) this year, the show's production company announced at a press conference in Beijing on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/23 19:38:41

'Tired' Lagerfeld misses couture shows

Karl Lagerfeld pulled out of two Chanel Paris haute couture fashion shows on Tuesday, with the label announcing the veteran designer "was tired this morning."
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 19:33:40

Mexico celebrates as 'Roma' grabs 10 Oscar nominations

Mexicans celebrated on Tuesday as Roma grabbed 10 Oscar nominations - none more exuberantly than the film's breakout star, Yalitza Aparicio, who melted hearts and went viral with her ecstatic reaction to her best actress nomination.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 19:23:45

Russian pop singer linked to Trump cancels US concerts due to 'safety' concerns

A Russian pop singer who helped set up a controversial meeting between US President Donald Trump's team and a Russian lawyer during the 2016 election campaign announced on Tuesday that he has decided to pull out of a planned US tour on legal advice.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 19:03:41

Singer Chris Brown freed

US R&B star Chris Brown was released without charge on Tuesday after being held overnight for questioning over a rape allegation in Paris, the prosecutor's office said Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 18:58:40

Academy Award nominations: All the fun facts and figures

The nominations for the 91st Oscars were announced on Tuesday, with Roma and The Favourite leading the pack.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 18:53:40

NBA's choice of idol Cai Xukun as spokesperson sparks controversy

After the NBA official Sina Weibo account posted a 30-second video of NBA stars sending out Chinese New Year greetings on Friday, it quickly went viral, garnering 108 million views and 18,000 reposts. However, these high numbers were not solely because NBA stars including Klay Thompson, Damian Lillard and Giannis Antetokounmpo made appearance, there was another factor - Chinese singer Cai Xukun also walked into the video.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/23 16:18:40

Marcel Azzola, accordionist who played with Brel, dies at 91

French accordionist Marcel Azzola, who played with greats including Jacques Brel and Edith Piaf, has passed away at the age of 91, his partner said.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/22 18:33:40

'Fake smile boy' dedicated to spreading joy captivates millions in China

Gavin Thomas looked bewildered. He was immediately surrounded by dozens of fans as soon as he entered the semi-circular meeting room in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/16 18:05:54

NY rapper tops charts with less than 1,000 sales

A Bronx rapper has snagged the top spot on the US Billboard 200 chart after selling just 823 albums and posting 83 million on demand streams.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/15 17:48:39

Stephen King steps in to save Maine paper's book

When Stephen King's local newspaper, under financial pressure, announced it would cut regional book reviews, the horror author swooped in and managed to save the section with just a few tweets.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/15 17:43:40

Blood of the colonized

One of France's most celebrated screenwriters is taking on its biggest taboo, the bloody conflict in Algeria, in a new war film.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/13 18:18:39

Michael Jackson estate slams sex abuse documentary 'Leaving Neverland'

A new documentary that accuses Michael Jackson of sexually abusing two boys has been denounced by the late pop star's estate as an "outrageous and pathetic" attempt to exploit his name.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/13 16:43:40

'Frank and genuine'

"When I first met him in 2003, I noticed that he is a quiet man. He is unlikely to look at you while talking, instead he just looks down at the table," Lin Shaohua, who has translated a number of world-renowned Japanese writer Haruki Murakami's works into Chinese, told the Global Times on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/10 18:43:40

New York City's iconic Chrysler Building goes up for sale

The Chrysler Building, one of the most iconic structures in New York, has been put up for sale by its owners, Emirati investment firm Mubadala and real estate group Tishman Speyer.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/10 16:53:42

Back from sabbatical

Former Disney animation chief John Lasseter, who resigned last year after acknowledging he made staff feel uncomfortable with unwanted hugs, has landed a new job at Skydance Media, the company said on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/10 16:53:41