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Young artists wow judges, viewers on Chinese-sponsored Zimbabwe talent show

It was a dream come true for two sisters, Nicole and Natalie Manzungu when they stunned judges and viewers with their splendid performance at the 2020 edition of the Dreamstar Zimbabwe talent search competition.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/28 18:08:41

Nostalgic miniature artists recreate old streets

At seven o'clock in the morning, housewives rushed to a shared kitchen through the open corridors in the center of "H" shaped blocks of buildings, gossiping while preparing breakfast, with the sound of fire alarms triggered by old-fashioned kerosene stoves ringing in the background. This is one of Tony Lai's most precious childhood memories from the 1960s when he lived with his family in a seven-story building in Shau Kei Wan, the oldest public housing estate in Hong Kong.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/28 17:53:39

NBC stage red dance drama at Tianqiao Theater

National Ballet of China is staging its revised version of red-themed dance drama Yimeng from Saturday to Monday at Beijing's Tianqiao Theater.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/28 15:58:39

A silk relics exhibition debuts in Shanghai, showing cultural exchange between China and Europe

An exhibition displaying silk and textile relics from China and France has launched at Shanghai History Museum on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/27 21:37:03

Portuguese writer reads ode to late father on Chinese TV program, finding connection that transcends language

Portuguese writer Jose Luis Peixoto appeared on China Central Television's The Reader on Friday, reading from his book You Died on Me (Portuguese-edition: Morreste-me). Peixoto was inspired to share the ode to his beloved father with Chinese audiences after being moved by a similar story of a Chinese father and son.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/27 18:03:39

Well-preserved snack stall, thermopolium, unearthed in Pompeii

A 2,000-year-old fast-food stall unearthed from volcanic ash in Pompeii has given researchers new clues about the snacking habits of the ancient Romans.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/27 17:48:39

UK libraries fall victim to funding cuts amid coronavirus pandemic

For veteran librarian Fergus Wilde, his favorite place in Chetham's Library in Manchester, the oldest free public reference library in the English-speaking world, is the row of study areas that feature within its ancient medieval walls.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/27 17:43:40

Salon shares about international style of Tongzhou district, China's capital city's sub-center

Chinese scholars, internet celebrities and businessmen gathered together for an international salon on Friday in Beijing's Tongzhou district, the capital city's sub-center to discuss its international styles.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/27 17:43:39

New exhibition to shine at Ocean Flower Island Museum in Hainan

An exhibition will bring more than 140 artworks from 80 international artists to the island province of Hainan in 2021, the exhibition's curators announced on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/24 18:08:40

Short video platform WeSee establishes project for micro-length content for mobile devices

WeSee, the short video platform from Chinese media giant Tencent, will weigh in on micro-length content such as 1- to 3-minute-long dramas shot to fit phones in portrait mode and support for user-generated content through the platform's Mars Project, said Li La, a vice general manger of Tencent's short video business on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/24 18:08:40

'Wonder Woman 1984' a test for pandemic-torn Hollywood

Each time she wields her lasso, the stakes are high. But with the release of Wonder Woman 1984 on Christmas Day, the world's biggest female superhero could alter the future of blockbuster movies.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/24 18:03:39

After catastrophic year, Bollywood hopes for a 2021 comeback

The dancers stopped strutting on Bollywood film sets in 2020 as the Indian film industry struggled to find any spring in its step during a disastrous year.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/24 17:23:40

Zimbabwean beetle makes a seasonal snack

Earnmore Chikavaza takes a mouthful of fried beetles and munches happily, downing the crunchy snack with a mouthful of water.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/24 15:18:39

Delivery-only restaurants flourish during pandemic

You can't eat there or collect your meal. But so-called ghost kitchens, which only prepare food for delivery, are booming in the US during the pandemic.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/24 13:28:39

Japanese zoo asks public to name its new panda cub

In November, giant panda Liang Bang gave birth to her baby cub in Japan. Now, a month later, the zoo is turning to the world for a name for the female cub. Adventure World, the zoo where the cub was born, has recently launched a webpage open to worldwide baby name suggestions.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/23 19:33:39

Chinese fans' attempts to further their idols' careers through 'bribes' will poison young people's values: opinion

Luxurious perfumes, bags and even thin bars of gold… It seems that Chinese fans are more than willing to spend their hard-earned money helping their idols stay on good terms with the hosts and staff of some variety shows that have throughout China's entire entertainment industry.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/23 19:12:07

Chinese artist combines art, the Great Wall and augmented reality

A Chinese artist is experimenting with releasing his newest artworks by using the latest augmented reality (AR) technology at the Great Wall of China. Gao Xiaowu, a young artist well-known for his creative installations, is using AR to realize his art approach through his new Shared Environment series.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/23 14:03:39

Argentine film screening to end International Film Festival at China National Film Museum

Argentine films have always been an important part of the map of the world's film industry. The ongoing International Film Festival hosted by the China National Film Museum and Beijing New Film Association kicked off a new section for Argentinan films on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/23 11:38:39