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Montreux Jazz Festival to tour China in 2021, connect East and West, says CEO

The renowned Montreux Jazz Festival, one of the world's biggest and longest-running music events, will expand into China for the first time in 2021, its CEO told the Xinhua News Agency, with the mission to build more cultural bridges between East and West.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/11 18:58:40

China continues efforts to protect Siberian tigers

Siberian tigers, also known as Amur tigers, are one of the world's most endangered species. Currently there are fewer than 500 remaining, with a majority of the population living in the wilds of Russia. As to the population living in China, through the conservation efforts of the Chinese government and some international organizations, their number was able to increase to less than 30 during the 13th Five-Year Plan(2016-20).
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/11 17:18:40

International theater festival in China seeks to bring joy, encouragement and hope to the world

Can movie cinemas and stage theaters survive the global COVID-19 pandemic? This is a question that seems not to have an answer that people want to hear, especially as new waves of the COVID-19 infections strike the US and Western Europe. However, the answer in China is a resounding "yes" as the country's film market - now the world's largest - continues to recover and cinemas are becoming crowded once again.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/10 19:15:51

'Fairy Lake Public Art Festival' to promote traditional Chinese culture through ancient fairy tale

A public art festival, launched over the summer of 2020 in the city of Xinyu, East China's Jiangxi Province, aims to promote a new cultural combination of the traditional Chinese Qixi Festival with public art through reviewing the ancient Chinese fairy tale Seven Fairies.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/10 18:59:51

China boosts measures to protect endangered pangolins

Pangolins, the only mammal with scales, have been facing extinction for years now, but their situation has been improving as the Chinese government has increased conservation efforts such as increasing protective measures and removing the animal from the Chinese Pharmacopoeia during the 13th Five-Year Plan(2016-20).
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/10 17:27:00

Taylor Swift sends wishes to Chinese fans at Double 11 sales event

US singer Taylor Swift sent her best wishes to Chinese fans in a video played during the Tmall Global Double 11 Event livestream on Sunday night. Her message began trending quickly on Sina Weibo, with the related hashtag reaching 500 million views on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/9 17:23:40

Shanghai Art Museum co-hosts artwork exhibition on Belt and Road

An art exhibition with works of 222 artists from 70 Belt and Road countries has opened in Shanghai.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/9 16:43:41

Festive Filipinos trying to save Christmas from coronavirus

The Philippines boasts one of the world's longest Christmas seasons, kicking off in September with fairy lights and artificial trees decorating malls, festive tunes on the radio and party-packed calendars.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/9 16:33:40

Cultural exhibition launched to explore Qin Dynasty historical relics

An exhibition focusing on exploring the culture and history of Chinese ding and Chinese bamboo and wooden slips from the Qin Dynasty (221BC-206BC) kicked off on Saturday at the Liye Qin Slips Museum in Longshan county, Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Central China's Hunan Province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/8 18:28:40

Italian luxury on display at Shanghai import expo

Italian companies focusing on luxury goods, food, services, and innovative technologies are looking to fully demonstrate the uniqueness of "Made in Italy" at the ongoing China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/8 17:48:41

Second season of 4K micro documentary 'Chang'an meets Rome' shines light on friendly China-Italy relations

The second season of 4K micro-documentary Chang'an Meets Roma premiered in China and Italy on Friday to mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic ties between China and Italy.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/8 16:33:40

Young Chinese woman's touching experience during COVID-19 lockdown moves readers

"Is this another Wuhan Diary like Fang Fang's?" This is the question some Chinese netizens posed after young woman Wu Shangzhe, also known as A Nian, published her personal story about what her family had experienced in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, during the world's strictest COVID-19 lockdown.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/8 16:28:40

Tokyo 'clinic' treats stuffed toys

At a Tokyo clinic, a woman in a white coat carefully records the particulars of the newest patient: a sheep-shaped stuffed toy.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/5 18:18:40

Rare French book on Confucian philosophy stands witness to friendly China-France relations

An opening ceremony to introduce the French work Confucius ou la Science des Princes, or Confucius, or the Science of the Princes, into the collection of Beijing's National Library of China was held at the library on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/5 18:13:40

Chinese netizens fight back against 'copying Korean Hanbok' accusations on social media

The controversy concerning Chinese and Korean traditional costumes ignited by a hit Chinese web comic is still raging online and has encompassed even more people and companies, including a well-known Chinese scriptwriter and a Chinese game company.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/5 17:28:40

Anger at second wave COVID-19 lockdowns for English pubs

English pubs called last orders at the bar for a month on Wednesday evening, as the country effectively shut down for the second time this year to try to cut coronavirus cases.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/5 11:43:40

Exhibition of rare books in Shanghai brings Western literature culture to Chinese visitors

More than 100 rare Western books collected by Bibliotheca Zi-ka-wei, the earliest modern library still in operation in Shanghai, were revealed to booklovers at an exhibition hosted at the Shanghai Library on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/4 20:27:50

Herders-turned-photographers capture the beauty of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau wildlife

Three Tibetan herders/photography enthusiasts from Northwest China's Qinghai Province were featured in the November cover story of the Chinese version of US magazine National Geographic, bringing these herders, who are also themselves keen about photography, into the public spotlight.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/4 18:08:40