British translator works on Shaanxi dialect

For British sinologist Robin Gilbank, taking the No.311 bus in the northwestern Chinese city of Xi'an is as enlightening as attending a lecture on Chinese literature.


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Happy birthday: Your stress will just melt away today as everything will go your way. This will be the perfect opportunity to have some fun by exploring someplace you have never been before. You are bound to meet someone special if you get out of the house. Your lucky numbers: 4, 5, 7, 11, 14.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/12 14:08:40

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China's fast-growing animation industry making baby steps

Boonie Bears: The Big Shrink ranked fourth at the Chinese box office over the weekend with two days' gross taking of 32.5 million yuan ($5.17 million), surpassing Hollywood blockbuster Maze Runner: The Death Cure and My Little Pony: The Movie, even though these rivals included Friday's takings for their final tally.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/11 19:28:40

Chinese New Year celebrated in Bulgarian capital

The traditional Chinese Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival, was officially celebrated here in Bulgaria's capital city on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/12 8:07:42

Diesel Fashion Week stunt pokes fun at knock-off artists

Diesel is ditching the catwalk to masquerade as knock-off merchants this fashion week, purporting to be a New York fake goods store only to flog customers the real thing.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/11 18:33:40

Nearly James Bond movie star, ex-US envoy to Mexico John Gavin dies at home in Beverly Hills

Actor John Gavin, whose handsome looks landed him roles in the 1960 films Psycho and Spartacus and was later US ambassador to Mexico, died in California, US media reported. He was 86.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/11 18:23:39

Herrera bows out

New York Fashion Week day two saw first lady favorite Carolina Herrera signal the end of an era by stepping down from her four-decade-old label while Tory Burch showcased breezy optimism in a sea of carnations for a post-#MeToo world.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/11 17:58:39

Abused South Korea actress slams 'hypocritical' Berlin filmfest

A South Korean actress has accused the Berlin film festival organizers of hypocrisy for inviting a director who assaulted her to this year's event while promoting it as a forum to tackle abuse in the industry.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/11 17:18:39

Siriano champions 10 years of difference on NY runway

Christian Siriano, a plus-size diversity advocate and red carpet designer who has dressed leading Hollywood ladies and Michelle Obama, celebrated 10 years in the business Saturday with a masterclass in the art of dressing women of all shapes and colors.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/11 17:13:39


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Source: Global Times | 2018/2/11 16:58:39


Happy birthday: Things are not all they seem today. Look beneath the surface before passing judgement on any situation. Wait until you have gathered all the facts before you make your move. You will be given an opportunity to make a brand new friend today. Your lucky numbers: 2, 7, 8, 12, 16.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/11 16:43:40

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