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China-foreign partnership schools welcome new semester with confidence

At a time when some universities in the US are putting in-person classes on hold and turning to online models to continue teaching amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, China-US partnership school Duke Kunshan University (DKU) successfully began its fall semester in late August without any new infected cases.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/31 20:53:30

LeBron James somber after losing Black Panther and Black Mamba in 2020

LeBron James described 2020 as the worst year of his life on Saturday, with the Los Angeles Lakers superstar losing two of his black heroes just seven months apart.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/31 18:18:40

India gypsy dancers take their art online

As a blackout plunged her desert dwelling into darkness, Suwa Devi, a dancer belonging to India's Kalbeliya gypsy community, asked her neighbor to turn on his jeep's headlights so she could continue teaching her Zoom class, outside.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/31 16:23:40

Tibetan chess competition seeks to revitalize ancient cultural heritage

The third ethnic Traditional Tibetan Chess Performance and Competition was held in Northwest China's Qinghai Province from Thursday to Sunday, a move aimed at revitalizing the millennia-old traditional culture, Chinese experts said on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/30 19:08:40

Wuhan to host international sculpture biennale in 2021

The second East Lake International Ecological Biennale will kick off in Wuhan, East China's Hubei Province, in March 2021, the event's organizers announced on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/30 17:43:40

Italian coast guard aids Banksy-funded boat

An Italian coast guard vessel on Saturday rushed to a rescue ship funded by British street artist Banksy, which sent out a distress call for help with more than 200 migrants onboard, and took in 49 of the most vulnerable people on board.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/30 17:38:40

Wind H Art Center in Beijing kicks off new exhibition on epidemic

Beijing's Wind H Art Center kicked off a new group exhibition featuring 48 individual artists and artist groups on Friday as a continuation of the center's opening exhibition late in May.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/30 17:33:41

New Yorkers celebrate Met's reopening

With visitors raising their arms in a sign of victory, clapping and lining up eagerly at ticket windows, New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art reopened its doors to the public on Saturday in a festive atmosphere - a sign for many that the largest US metropolis is returning to normality after a nearly six-month closure caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/30 16:53:42

N-word dropped from French edition of Agatha Christie novel

The title Dix Petits Negres, or Ten Little Niggers, will become Ils Etaient Dix or They Were Ten.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/27 19:18:40

Aussie penguin parade live streaming hit

A nightly penguin parade live streamed from a deserted Australian park has become an online lockdown hit, with hundreds of thousands tuning in to watch the cute creatures waddle their way back to their burrows from the sea.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/27 19:13:41

Virus imperils 'people's playground' of New York

Summers in Coney Island usually ring with the sound of excited screams from roller coasters, playful shouts from bumper cars and children's laughter from spinning teacups.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/27 18:58:41

iQIYI Pictures announces sports, true story film projects at Beijing film festival

Chinese film studio iQIYI Pictures released its original film project at the Beijing International Film Festival on Thursday. The announced films cover various genres from sports and action to crime thrillers.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/27 19:13:40

COVID-19 pandemic hit Indian resort turns swimming pool into fish farm

A luxury resort in southern India has turned its swimming pool into a fish farm to stop the business sinking amid the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/27 10:33:40

World's biggest rooftop greenhouse opens in Montreal

Building on a new hanging garden trend, a greenhouse atop a Montreal warehouse growing eggplants and tomatoes to meet demand for locally sourced foods has set a record as the largest in the world.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/27 10:28:40

Video of kids dribbling basketballs in tandem goes viral on Twitter

A video featuring a group of children in China playing a cooperative basketball dribbling exercise has gone viral on Twitter, igniting heated discussion about education in the country.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/26 22:28:40

Christopher Nolan's 'Tenet' seen as savior for cinemas

It is the film of the summer - the release that cinema operators, beset by coronavirus regulations around the world which have largely kept audiences at home, are praying will reboot the industry.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/26 18:35:02

Popular crosstalk club to debut reality TV series on Tencent Video

Deyunshe, or Deyun Club, the most popular and well-known traditional Chinese crosstalk club, is set to debut a reality show on Thursday on Chinese streaming site Tencent Video.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/26 17:43:40

Biggie's crown, Tupac's love letters to go under hammer

Teenage Tupac's love letters and fellow rapper Biggie's iconic crown will hit the auction block in September in Sotheby's first ever sale devoted to hip hop.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/26 17:08:40