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Texas bar owner fights to save her bar

"Sorry, we are closed," reads the sign on the glass door of the Jailhouse Saloon, a bar in Texas.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/7 16:33:40

Chinese beer lovers leave facemasks and worries behind as festival opens

Thousands of Chinese beer lovers left their facemasks and virus worries behind to gather in large crowds and raise a much-needed glass as the annual Qingdao beer festival opened on July 31.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/7 16:28:40

Greece steps up efforts for return of Parthenon sculptures ahead of War of Independence anniversary

Greece is stepping up efforts for the permanent return of the Parthenon sculptures to Athens prior to the year 2021's 200th anniversary of 1821 Greek War of Independence, Greek Culture and Sports Minister Lina Mendoni told the Xinhua News Agency in a recent interview.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/6 18:18:42

Chinese artist offers special art show in Japan

What does it feel like to insert evergreen pine branches into the bronzes of ancient China's Western Zhou Dynasty (1046-771 BC)? Recently, a special art show is taking place at the Wang Chuanfeng Museum in the Ginza district in downtown Tokyo.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/6 18:13:42

Trickle of British tourists dashes Cyprus tourism hopes

The holiday island of Cyprus had hoped British tourists would give a badly needed boost to its pandemic-hit tourism sector, but only a trickle of sun-seekers have arrived.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/6 17:58:40

Third annual Sobre la Armonía international public art workshop returns to Chengdu, Sichuan Province

Kicking off its third year, the Sobre la Armonía public art workshop will open in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province soon.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/6 16:38:41

89-year-old vlogger proving age in no barrier to internet fame

Jiang Minci, 89, has stepped over the artificial boundary of age to successfully occupy a place usually considered the exclusively domain to whippersnappers, i.e. just about everyone else who makes and posts videos online. In just three months her compelling life stories have attracted more than 280,000 fans.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/6 2:45:51

Disney sees big loss as pandemic hits parks, studios; subscriptions rise

The Walt Disney Company on Tuesday reported its quarterly earnings were hit hard as the pandemic emptied theme parks and cruise ships, while it hit a new milestone for streaming subscriptions.
Source: AFP-Global Times | 2020/8/5 18:43:41

Abandoned stone mine turns into amusement park

A newly opened amusement park in the city of Changsha, capital of Central China's Hunan Province, has recently become a hot topic among local residents.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/5 16:49:03

Chinese Nobel laureate Mo Yan strives for evergreen writing

Eight years after being entitled a Nobel laureate in literature, Mo Yan came back with his latest book A Late Bloomer in late July.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/5 16:43:42

First Tibetan-language search engine launches new update

On Monday, the world's first Tibetan-language search engine released new updates to its App and input methods with the aim to provide an improved user experience.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/4 23:13:23

Giant panda reservations play a significant role in protecting large predators

In an interview with the Global Times, Li Sheng, a researcher at Peking University who recently published a report on large carnivores in Nature Ecology & Evolution, took umbrage with AFP and CNN reports that said his study shows that giant panda reservations have “failed” to safeguard large mammals sharing its habitats. The researcher noted that these reservations in fact play an important role in protecting predators.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/4 21:49:29

Excavation begins at historic Dakar market in renovation project

Heavy-duty excavators have begun to raze the famed Sandaga market, a sprawling hub of informal trade in the heart of Senegal's capital Dakar, which the authorities want to rebuild and modernize.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/4 18:13:41

Pandemic an 'apocalypse' for restaurants in US

For Gabriel Gordon and his wife Lena, the small restaurant they opened 14 years ago in the coastal California town of Seal Beach was a dream project and the cornerstone of their future success.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/4 18:00:39

Artist's record about fight against coronavirus tours to Shanghai

It has been 187 days since Chinese artist Shu Yong started to record Chinese people's efforts to fight the COVID-19 epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/3 18:08:40

Israeli firm seeks to put locusts on the menu

From biblical plague to modern day protein, one Israeli firm wants to make locusts a sustainable food choice in the Holy Land and beyond.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/3 17:23:40

Young music talents seek recognition

A group of young talents appearing on the competition show The Coming One: Superband have turned to the small screen to show their love for music, as well as respect toward copyright.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/2 17:30:17

Chinese working in the US face difficulties amid coronavirus, worsening China-US relations

Only one month left… If Sun Ling, who lost her job due to the COVID-19 pandemic, cannot find a new company to hire her in the US, she will have to leave the country, where she still wants to explore, as her visa is going to expire soon.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/2 16:33:41