Popular young Chinese singer Roy Wang facing fine for smoking in restaurant

Chinese teenage heartthrob Roy Wang (Wang Yuan) is facing punishment and has already apologized on Tuesday after being caught smoking inside a restaurant, leading to more than 1 billion views with many netizens saying that he has ruined his "good boy" image.


Happy birthday: The beginning of the work week is a good time to make some changes to how you do things. Sit down and write up a list of everything you want to achieve during the week and then experiment with different ways to accomplish them. Your lucky numbers: 7, 8, 9, 14, 16.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/19 15:43:39


Crossword for teabreak
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/19 15:38:40

In Belgium a mullet is not a haircut, it's a state of mind

Belgium is all business at the front, in the very serious EU capital Brussels, but it's all party at the back, in the little western town of Boussu.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/19 14:38:40

Schwarzenegger attacked at sports event

Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger was attacked on Saturday by a man who kicked him in the back at a sports event in South Africa that the action hero was hosting.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/19 14:38:40

Not so crazy

Jessica Hausner, one of four female directors vying for the Cannes top prize, remembers watching "crazy women" in movies by the great Hollywood masters and sensing something was off.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/19 14:38:39

Asian restaurants mushrooming in China: report

Asian restaurants have been growing fast in the Chinese mainland as young Chinese develop appetites for diverse cuisines, a report showed.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/17 17:36:11


Crossword for teabreak
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/16 20:48:41


Happy birthday: This weekend will be a great time to inject a little bit of romance into your life. Plan for some alone time with someone you are interested in and nature will take care of the rest. Financial matters may cause you some headaches, so pay attention to your wallet. Your lucky numbers: 1, 5, 9, 11, 14.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/16 20:43:40

Enjoy a relaxing meal with Yangzhou 'morning tea'

When was the last time you sat down and had a nice breakfast?
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/16 20:23:39

Does South Korean-backed Chinese boy band WayV have what it takes to succeed in China?

WayV is a seven-member Chinese boy group formed as part of South Korean idol maker SM Entertainment's ambitious Korean Wave localization project NCT. Debuting in China in January, the group has the potential to become one of the country's best boy bands, but faces incredible challenges to get there.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/16 19:58:40

Beautiful China tourism fair held in Madrid

The Beautiful China Tourism Fair was held in Madrid on Tuesday at the historic Palacio de los Duques de Pastrana.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/16 19:33:40

Chinese fans bid farewell to The Big Bang Theory

On March 12, the official Instagram account of The Big Bang Theory announced that the finale of the show will air at 8 pm EST on Thursday (8 am on Friday in Beijing). With the end just hours away, fans around the world are sad but also looking forward to the ending of this 12-year-long series.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/16 19:18:41

Can Chinese boy band WayV follow in the footsteps of South Korea's BTS?

An article published by Asia News Network on Monday stated that the balance of payments (BOP) surplus for South Korea's K-pop related business has recovered to levels seen before the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) installation in 2016. The article noted that improved China-South Korea diplomatic relations and the recent massive success of K-pop boy group BTS worldwide contributed to the recovery.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/16 19:08:40