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Sichuan Province holds first wedding banquet since COVID-19 outbreak; traditional Chinese wedding customs adapt to pandemic requirements

Couples in China with wedding plans have been anxiously waiting for the day when the ban against large gatherings will finally be lifted. Well, one lucky couple in Southwest China's Sichuan Province was finally able to celebrate with family and friends at the province's first wedding banquet, or xijiu, on Thursday, although they quickly discovered that many customs had been adapted to fit the current times.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/31 9:33:19

Partying moves online in Cuba amid COVID-19 outbreak

Yasmany Quintero, 16, is a typical adolescent eagerly planning his upcoming birthday party in the Vibora Park district of Cuba's capital Havana, where he lives with his mother and grandmother.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/26 6:33:40

Medical aid from China renews Italian student's faith in humanity

Chinese medical team members in Italy are sharing their valuable front-line experience in treating and preventing COVID-19.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/18 18:23:40

Chinese share tips on dealing with being on lockdown amid COVID-19

As countries like Italy and Spain go on nation-wide lockdowns to battle COVID-19, more people around the world are staying at home for quarantine, leading a life similar to what many Chinese began a month ago. Here are some tips that Chinese are sharing for dealing being stuck at home during the pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/16 22:43:40

'Green favela' fights to live sustainably in Brazil

At first glance, it looks like any other shantytown in Brazil: a precarious jumble of tin-roof shacks and shoddy streets.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/10 15:18:40

Online learning platform sees smooth operation amid epidemic

A free online learning platform launched for China's primary and secondary school students studying at home during the outbreak of COVID-19 has seen good results since it was launched Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/20 18:13:40

Two years on, journey of Florida shooting survivors captured on screen

Two years after a shooting rampage at a school in Parkland, Florida, "the rage, the frustration, the trauma" of the survivors is the focus of a new documentary called Us Kids that aims to put gun violence at the heart of this year's US presidential race.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/12 17:33:41

Chinese entertain themselves at home under shadow of novel coronavirus

The unprecedented coronavirus lockdown in Wuhan and many other cities in Central China's Hubei Province made Chinese New Year a bit of boring this year for local residents as well as people playing it safe at home elsewhere around the nation over the holiday. However, it did not stop talented Chinese people from making their lives at home interesting and colorful by posting all kinds of content on short video platforms.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/30 18:53:49

'Song of the Seven Sons – Macao' ignites Chinese netizens' memories on the 20th anniversary of Macao's return to China

The members of the choir who sang the "Song of the Seven Sons - Macao" to mark the Macao's return to China reunited to sing the song again at the Ruins of St. Paul's in Macao on Tuesday for the 20th anniversary of the event.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/29 17:00:37

Lionsgate Entertainment brings Asia's first high-tech amusement park to Guangdong Province

As the familiar score from the vampire romance movie Twilight floated through the air, I seemed to see main characters Bella and Edward dancing in front of me on the small stage decorated with lights and green plants. On one side of the stage, I could see a replica of Bella's old orange-colored pickup truck in a corner, a reminder of the time Edward saved Bella from a car accident at the beginning of the movie.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/1 18:43:39