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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

Netizens in China amazed to learn charts of UK's COVID-19 cases being produced by Chinese student in Britain

Chinese netizens expressed their amazement online after it was revealed that the daily charts tracking the increase in novel coronavirus cases in the UK were being uploaded by a Chinese student studying in the UK rather than the country's own government authorities.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/26 18:39:27

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

Cultural products popularize tips on COVID-19 prevention

To help popularize preventive measures of the COVID-19 epidemic, a variety of cultural products including comics and TV series with various local features have been produced around the world.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/12 17:48:40

Hard-working international students keep learning online despite time difference

International students studying at Chinese schools are showing their hard-working attitude and strong eagerness for pursing knowledge amid COVID-19 as some of them have to deal with time difference problems from taking online courses in their mother countries.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/11 22:58:40

Chinese-Japanese-S.Korean relations evolve to meet the challenge of COVID-19

As politicians consider how international relations between China, Japan and South Korea will develop, young people from the three countries have been establishing closer relationships through various cultural exchanges.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/26 18:53:40

S. Korean box office faces same dilemma as Chinese mainland film market due to threat of COVID-19

At a time when people in South Korea are still basking in the success of Parasite at the Oscars, COVID-19 has soundlessly begun to spread throughout the country, destroying people's good mood and casting a gloomy shadow over the South Korean movie market.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/25 18:23:41

Indian businessman living in Xi'an puts faith in China during virus crisis

"After every darkness, there is a dawn."
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/24 19:03:40

Overseas presence of Chinese online literature growing

A report on the development of the Chinese online literature - in 2019 published on Tuesday noted that the overseas presence of Chinese online literature has been growing and more works are finding their way into the hands of foreign readers.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/19 18:43:43

Chinese netizens celebrate love after South Korean drama 'Crash Landing On You' comes to an end

Chinese netizens began calling for the protagonists of South Korean TV drama Crash Landing On You to start a romantic relationship in real life after the drama came to an end on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/17 19:48:40

Belgian symphony orchestras play Wuhan gong to cheer on efforts to fight novel coronavirus epidemic

Chinese composer and conductor Tan Dun conducted the Belgian Antwerp Symphony Orchestra in a performance of his newest piece at Queen Elizabeth Hall in Belgium on Saturday to cheer on the people in Wuhan who are fighting against the novel coronavirus pneumonia and pay tribute to the people who have died due to the epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/16 18:23:40

After Brexit, artist Cold War Steve fights on

Is the battle of Brexit all over? Not for British artist Cold War Steve who, armed with only a laptop, is continuing the fight through his satirical dystopian collages.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/16 17:18:40

Face masks become luxury gift on Valentine's Day in China amid coronavirus crisis

Face masks have become one of the most popular gifts in China ahead of Valentine's Day, which falls on Friday this year due to the novel coronavirus crisis, lifting it to the level of a luxury item.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/13 17:58:42

China helps students abroad mitigate epidemic-related obstacles

Chinese authorities have made efforts to help students studying abroad solve epidemic-related difficulties to minimize the negative impact on their study, an education official said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/13 15:13:40

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

Recovered Qing dynasty treasure shines at 20th anniversary of Macao's return

Nearly 160 years ago, British and French troops broke into Yuanmingyuan (the Old Summer Palace) and stole many valuable cultural relics, including 12 bronze zodiac head statues that were part of the palace's water clock fountain.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/14 10:11:00

'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