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Chinese culture ministry announces strengthened regulation of talk show and rap reality competition show content

The Chinese Ministry of Culture and Tourism have announced that supervision of performances such as talk shows and rap reality competition shows will be strengthened to meet people's diverse and multi-level spiritual and cultural needs. The announcement sparked discussion on Chinese social media with voices both for and against the move.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/17 22:08:22

Crown of late US rapper Biggie sells for $595,000 at hip hop auction

A plastic crown worn by rapper Biggie during a photoshoot just days before his murder sold at auction for $594,750 in New York on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/17 19:33:40

London Fashion Week opens with online focus

London Fashion Week kicks off on Thursday with a livestreamed show from Burberry but without the hordes of industry insiders, A-listers and journalists who usually flock to it from around the world.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/17 19:28:40

South Sudan citizens decry skyrocketing prices of basic commodities

South Sudan's citizens on Monday decried skyrocketing prices of basic commodities like food due to a deteriorating economic situation.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/17 17:33:40

Japanese dining chain curries favor with Indian market

One of Japan's most popular restaurant chains is embarking on what could become one of the all-time crowning achievements of salesmanship - selling curry to India.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/17 17:28:41

International art park in Chengdu emerges as a new must-see spot

Since the Sobre la Armonía public art park opened to the public in 2019, this artistic land in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, has become a new must-see spot that has been praised for its contemporary spirit.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/16 22:38:27

Amazon signs up Bollywood superstar Bachchan

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan will be the first Indian celebrity to lend his voice to Amazon's Alexa digital assistant starting in 2021, as the Silicon Valley giant expands its presence in the massive market.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/16 18:23:40

Aircraft mechanic stuns Chinese netizens with self-taught English speaking skills

A short video of a Chinese aircraft maintenance engineer speaking English with a descent British accent has gone viral on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/15 22:00:50

Wuzhen Water Town to launch new activities for upcoming National Day holiday period

China's popular tourism spot Wuzhen Water Town in East China's Zhejiang Province is implementing a series of strict anti-epidemic measures as part of preparations to welcome tourists during the eight-day National Day holiday period that kicks off on October 1.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/15 18:28:40

With Suga set to become Japanese prime minister, Chinese netizens call for improved China-Japan relations

Chinese netizens began calling for better China-Japan relations after Yoshihide Suga was elected president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) on Monday, setting him up to become the next prime minister of Japan.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/15 18:13:40

Key sites honored to mark anniversary of Battle of Britain in WWII

To mark the 80th anniversary of the decisive Battle of Britain in World War II, official protection was announced Monday for a number of sites that played a role in the battle.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/15 17:38:40

Treasures discovered from Tang shipwreck to debut at Shanghai Museum

Underwater cultural relics discovered in the Tang shipwreck will be unveiled to visitors at the Shanghai Museum on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/14 22:29:17

Chinese bronze relics repatriated from Japan go on display at Hubei Provincial Museum

An exhibition displaying a batch of exquisite ancient Chinese relics at the Hubei Provincial Museum in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, has attracted thousands of visitors from across China, demonstrating Chinese people's confidence in the city's improved COVID-19 situation, a museum employee said on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/14 22:12:10

Expert with Venice Film Festival speaks highly of VR progress in China

An expert working with the Virtual Reality (VR) section of the Venice Film Festival has commended the progress made in the VR industry in China.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/10 18:08:40

Swedish fish dish so pungent it should be opened outdoors or underwater

As chef Malin Soderstrom opened the can, the trapped air escaped with a hiss and filled the balcony of her waterside restaurant with the pungent odor of Sweden's infamous delicacy, surstromming.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/10 17:53:40

Japan's clever ways in dealing with food waste

The Japanese government has been urging the public to reduce wasted food for years as the country wastes a staggering amount of food every year despite its low level of food self-sufficiency rate.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/10 17:23:40

China's Forbidden City celebrates six centuries of history

Editor's note: The Forbidden City is the former Chinese imperial palace located in Beijing, the capital of China. It was the state residence where Chinese emperors lived from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) to the end of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), as such served as the ceremonial and political center of China throughout that time. In 1926, it was opened to the public as the Palace Museum and in 1987 was listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. It is home to more than 1.8 million pieces of art, mostly from the imperial collection of the Ming and Qing dynasties. As 2020 marks the 600th anniversary of the completion of the Forbidden City, the Global Times would like to share with readers more details about the site.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/9 20:23:40

England to quarantine Greek island returnees

England on Monday added seven Greek islands to its coronavirus quarantine list, but the mainland remains exempt, as the government seeks a more targeted way to limit new cases from abroad.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/9 10:43:40