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Showing off wealth becoming trendy among young entertainers

Several young Chinese entertainers' parents have reportedly been mired in huge debts, following a trend for young entertainers to show off their wealth to fans who delight in talking about their identity as a “rich second generation.”
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/3 23:58:33

Demand for S.African 'superfood' on the rise

Floppy hats and face masks on, hundreds of workers carefully pick a bumper crop of blueberries on the sunny slopes of the Groenlandberg, a spur of South Africa's Hottentots Holland Mountains.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/3 17:18:40

'Wolf Warrior 2' producer talks about foreign media's change in attitude toward the film

No matter if it is a screenplay praising Chinese heroism or dealing with being called "China's Wolf Warrior Diplomat" by foreign media, "we need to and have the right to speak," said Lü Jianmin, the producer of the Chinese blockbuster film Wolf Warrior 2, in response to critiques from overseas media.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/3 17:13:40

Mutton, the perfect ingredient for a winter meal

The mutton presented as a gift from Mongolia was served to Chinese medical workers who fought on the frontline against coronavirus in Central China's Hubei Province on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/3 1:47:52

Sharing 'paocai' pictures trends on Chinese social media

In reaction to anger from South Korean netizens over the ownership of pickled cabbage, Chinese netizens have begun uploading pictures of various pickled vegetable dishes from their hometowns to social media in an effort to show off China's rich pickled vegetable history.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/2 19:21:57

Crime film 'Caught in Time' continues leading China's daily box office

Chinese action crime film Caught in Time remained at the top seat of the Chinese mainland box-office chart on Tuesday, grossing about 11.43 million yuan ($1.74 million), data from the China Movie Data Information Network showed Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/2 19:21:57

'Juno' star Elliot Page comes out as transgender

The Oscar-nominated star of Juno has come out as transgender, introducing himself as Elliot Page on Tuesday in social media posts that voiced joy at sharing the news - but also fear over a possible backlash.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/2 16:23:40

Peru's Machu Picchu to ease COVID-19 visitor limit: Culture Ministry

The Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, the crown jewel of Peru's tourist sites, will increase its daily visitor limit to more than 1,000, the Culture Ministry said Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/2 16:18:40

Cooperation and shared benefits between China and S.Korea surely overweigh disagreements on kimchi origin: FM spokesperson

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said she wasn't aware that China and South Korea netizens are involved in an imbroglio over the origin of kimchi, after some Korean netizens accused China of appropriating their side dish.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/2 1:41:22

Palace Museum in Taiwan reported to have changed name, sparking criticism

The Taipei Palace Museum in the island of Taiwan has reportedly abandoned the name of the Palace Museum, but the move has drawn criticism.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/1 22:56:31

Beijing Dance Academy and National Centre for the Performing Arts establish new troupe

A new cooperative agreement between the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) and the Beijing Dance Academy (BDA) was signed on Tuesday in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/1 18:53:40

Exhibition explores career of bird-and-flower painting master Zhang Shuqi

A total of 86 artworks by painter Zhang Shuqi (Chang Shu-Chi) have been on display at the National Museum of China in Beijing since mid-October to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the late artist's birth.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/1 18:48:40

Pop star Rita Ora 'embarrassed' after breaking London lockdown

British singer Rita Ora apologized on Monday for breaking coronavirus lockdown rules after holding a 30th birthday party with friends in a London restaurant.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/1 18:43:40

Futuristic thriller wins top French literary award

A futuristic thriller about the double lives of passengers aboard a flight from Paris to New York won France's top literary award, the Prix Goncourt, which was awarded by video link on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/1 18:28:40

The secret to actor George Clooney's perfect hair? The Flowbee

Pandemic hair getting out of control? Take a tip from actor George Clooney: The Hollywood style icon has revealed he trims his signature silver locks with a Flowbee - a quirky home-styling device that attaches to the head of a vacuum cleaner.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/1 18:23:40

Ancient tomb built 2,600 years ago demonstrates China's ethnic fusion

With its long history as a capital city, Luoyang in Central China's Henan is a treasure house of cultural relics. Recently, more tombs built more than than 2,600 years ago have been excavated in the city. The cultural relics discovered within show that the owners belonged to a nomadic ethnic group, proving how ethnic fusion in China began a long time ago.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/30 23:01:56

Ancient cemetery discovered in Shaanxi Province corroborates written history of China's Western Han Dynasty

The Shaanxi Academy of Archaeology on Friday announced that a large-scale ancient cemetery dating back to the Western Han Dynasty (206BC-AD25) has been discovered in Qinhan New City in the Xixian New Area of Northwest China's Shaanxi Province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/30 21:54:49

Giant panda Mei Xiang has recovered her appetite: Washington Zoo

Twenty-two-year-old giant panda Mei Xiang's appetite has returned to normal and she has begun to take her son Xiao Qi Ji (Little Miracle) on more frequent field trips to their other habitats, the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington DC told the Global Times in response to the concerns of Chinese netizens about the two's health.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/30 21:38:41