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Animated film 'Ne Zha' tops the Chinese mainland box office


New Chinese animated film Ne Zha has topped the Chinese mainland box office since its opening on Friday. The film broke the opening day record for a Chinese animated film with 138.5 million yuan ($20 million) and earned an estimated total of 600 million yuan over the three-day weekend, putting it on track to beat Kung Fu Panda 3 to become the highest-earning Chinese animated film of all time.

Cameron salutes new 'Avengers' record

The Lion King roared to a huge $191.8 million opening weekend in North American theaters, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported Monday, consolidating Disney's record-breaking reign at the box office.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/23 16:18:40

Fearing Olympic chaos, Tokyo tells workers to stay home

Japan's famously diligent workers spend more hours at the office than employees in almost any other country. But to avoid traffic chaos at next year's Olympic Games, authorities have a message: Stay home.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/23 15:48:40

Horoscope

Happy birthday: You will get far more done today if you go it your own instead of working with others. With no one to hold you back, you will be able to take more risks, which will end up paying off down the road. Your lucky numbers: 4, 5, 8, 10, 18.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/22 14:53:40

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Source: Global Times | 2019/7/22 14:53:39

Take it easy or serious? Marvel's first Asian superhero sparks debate

With the Marvel's announcement of the actor for the superhero film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, Chinese netizens started another round of debate about the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first Asian superhero Shang-Chi.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/21 18:13:39

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Source: Global Times | 2019/7/21 14:23:40

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Happy birthday: The positive aura you are giving off today will motivate those around you to push themselves to their limits. This will be an excellent time to show why you deserve to be in a leadership position. Friendship will be highlighted on your birthday. Your lucky numbers: 1, 3, 8, 12, 16.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/21 14:23:39

Thieves make wine heist at top Parisian restaurant

Thieves have broken into the cellar of a top luxury restaurant in Paris and have made off with at least 150 bottles of prized wine estimated to be worth hundreds of thousands of euros, a police source said on July 2.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/18 19:23:40

Thieves make wine heist at top Parisian restaurant

Thieves have broken into the cellar of a top luxury restaurant in Paris and have made off with at least 150 bottles of prized wine estimated to be worth hundreds of thousands of euros, a police source said on July 2.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/18 19:23:40

Michelin madness

Flamboyant French chef Marc Veyrat has railed against Michelin, demanding that his top restaurant be withdrawn from the guide, after telling AFP that its inspectors claimed he had used English cheddar cheese in his souffle.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/18 19:18:40

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Source: Global Times | 2019/7/18 18:28:41

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Happy birthday: If you are feeling a bit run down today, consider getting in some extra exercise toward the end of the day. By getting your adrenaline pumping, you will be able to tap into hidden sources of energy deep inside you. Your lucky numbers: 4, 5, 9, 12, 18.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/18 18:23:40

Evolving landscape

"And the real difference now is that there are so many foreigners in China, especially in Beijing. Where the scripters used to just use their imagination to write about foreigners, now most of them know, or are friends with, one or two foreigners, so they have the same epiphany that most people do when they become closer to people from other countries... So they write foreign characters as people first, and foreigners second, so the scripts are a lot better in terms of the way they write foreigners than they used to be," he said.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/18 15:28:40