Share of readers stabilizes in Italy, as publishers diversify offer to attract consumers

Data showed the share of book readers in Italy has stabilized over the last years, after recovering from record-lows earlier in the decade, while publishers were increasing and diversifying their offer to intercept new clients.


Happy birthday: You will get closer to making your dreams a reality if you discuss them with someone more experienced than yourself. You will have the opportunity to make a little bit of extra money by offering your services to a friend. Your lucky numbers: 4, 5, 8, 12, 19.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/14 19:08:40

'The Composer' reveals the untold story of famed Chinese musician Xian Xinghai's time in Kazakhstan

After the movie ended, two ladies in their 80s were invited on stage. One of the women, who was sitting in a wheelchair, couldn't hold back her tears as she spoke in front of the audience. The other woman, leaned in and brush away her tears. The entire theater fell quiet for a while as the two held each other, then slowly the applause began to build until it became a thunderous roar.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/14 18:58:40

'Giant pandas' return to California as Chinese artist's exhibit kicks off

The opening ceremony of the "Panda and Its Friends: An Art Exhibit by Liu Zhong" was held at California's Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/13 19:41:40


Happy birthday: If you lend someone a helping hand, you are highly likely to make some new contacts. Keep an open mind when it comes to new ideas regarding investments or savings and your bank account is sure to swell. Your lucky numbers: 1, 3, 7, 12, 14.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/13 16:43:39


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Source: Global Times | 2019/5/13 16:28:39

Peggy Lipton, star of 'Mod Squad' and 'Twin Peaks,' dead at 72

Actress Peggy Lipton, who gained fame in the late 1960s with her star turn on the counter-culture cop show Mod Squad and returned to TV two decades later on Twin Peaks, has died at age 72 after a battle with cancer.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/13 15:38:40

WeChat subway exhibitions seek to enrich people's commute in Beijing

Beijing's Line 10 subway is one of the busiest lines in the city, carrying over 1 million passengers on daily basis. Now, six cars on the line are carrying a bit more: a special exhibition of art for passengers to enjoy.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/13 15:13:39

Hollywood backlash grows over Georgia's abortion law

Hollywood producers have flocked to the southern US state of Georgia in recent years, lured by its low taxes and affordable lifestyle.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/12 20:23:39

Immersive play brings new hope to autistic, special needs children in Shanghai theatre

An actor sits on the floor with an audience of children, turning over a paper fish again and again.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/12 17:08:39


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Source: Global Times | 2019/5/12 16:08:39


Happy birthday: If you do not keep your emotions in check you may find yourself in an awkward situation. Do not hesitate to take a step back if you find yourself losing your temper. Creative endeavors will prove extremely satisfying. Your lucky numbers: 4, 6, 8, 15, 18.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/12 15:28:39

Delivering HIV vaccine piece by piece improves its killing power

Scientists at a US research institute have developed an HIV vaccine delivery strategy that enhanced the protective immune response in a preclinical model.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/10 12:42:50

Tencent's PUBG Mobile rebranded in Chinese mainland as Game for Peace, features 16+ juvenile protection system

On Wednesday morning, the official Sina Weibo account for PUBG (PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds) Mobile: Cijizhanchang (Lit: exciting battleground) announced that it has put out a new patch that updates the game to a new public beta version called Game for Peace. The post quickly rose to the top of trending lists on Sina Weibo. Many players expressed that they were unhappy that the developer changed the game without prior notification, while others said they were looking forward to playing the new version of the game.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/9 18:23:40