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UK theaters adapt to social distancing

London's West End has traditionally drawn people from all over the world to see its shows but theaters have been forced to reinvent themselves because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/18 17:28:41

China-India border clash should not be allowed to impact cultural exchanges

For years, the relations between China and India have been growing closer and closer through hit Bollywood films released in China and the increase in the number of Chinese travelers visiting India. However, rising tensions between the two countries in recent weeks and the recent border clash have started to change things.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/18 16:49:38

Relief for Paris restaurants as virus lockdown ends

Paris cafe and restaurant owners cheered Monday as the government allowed them to reopen their dining rooms after three months of lost revenue during the coronavirus lockdown.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/18 12:48:40

'Harry Potter' star Emma Watson joins board of fashion giant Kering

Emma Watson, the actress and activist who made her name as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films, joined the board of the French fashion giant Kering Tuesday, in a major coup for the world's second biggest luxury group.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/17 17:03:41

Pandemic pushes Japan geisha online

Japanese geisha "Chacha" sits on her knees with her fingertips neatly placed on the wooden floor, gracefully bowing to an audience sitting not in front of her but miles away, watching online.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/17 16:03:40

US streetwear star Williams takes over at French label Givenchy

US streetwear designer Matthew M. Williams was named Monday as the new head of aristocratic French fashion house Givenchy.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/16 16:53:41

SpongeBob 'coming out' tweet sparks discussion in China

Nickelodeon, the home of popular animated show SpongeBob SquarePants, tweeted a photo of the titular character alongside the channel's other major LGBTQ+ characters on Saturday to celebrate Pride Month. The show of support has been seen as a "coming out" of sorts, which in turn sparked discussion on China social media.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/16 16:48:41

Chinese singer Jay Chou's new song 'Mojito' boosts interest in Cuba tourism

Since Chinese singer Jay Chou released his new song "Mojito" on Thursday, China has seen an upsurge in interest in Cuba, where the music video was shot.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/16 16:48:40

'Gone with the Wind' sees surge in views on China's streaming platforms

Views of Hollywood classic Gone with the Wind have seen a significant upward trend on Chinese streaming platforms after it was pulled from streaming platform HBO Max amid current protests against police racism and brutality in the US, according to research by consulting agency Global Research Center on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/16 16:43:41

Statue of famous Italian journalist defaced in Milan restrictions

A statue in Milan of a famous Italian journalist has been sprayed red and tagged with the words "racist, rapist," becoming the country's first statue targeted since a wave of similar incidents across Europe and the US.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/15 17:38:42

Doge's Palace reopens as tourists flock back to Venice in Italy

After three months of empty squares and alleys and gondoliers stranded on dry land, Venice sprang back to life Saturday as tourists flocked back to the city for the reopening of the Doge's Palace.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/15 17:33:40

The soundtrack of US anti-racism protests

Anti-racism protesters have rolled out a creative batch of chants to soundtrack the ongoing US demonstrations, but both fresh music and timeless classics are also front and center.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/15 16:13:40

Bollywood mourns death of young heartthrob

A young Bollywood heartthrob lauded for his portrayal of cricket star M.S. Dhoni on the silver screen has died, Mumbai police said Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/15 16:08:41

Protests show 'progress' on diversity, says 'Star Trek' icon Takei

George Takei, the pioneering Asian-American Star Trek actor and LGBTQ icon, said massive anti-racism protests in June show the US is "making progress" on diversity, but warned the pandemic is renewing deep-rooted prejudices.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/14 17:23:40

How Black Lives Matter is impacting entertainment

In the few short weeks since the death of George Floyd at the hands of US police, the reinvigorated Black Lives Matter movement has rocked the entertainment landscape.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/14 17:28:41

Chinese streaming giant iQIYI starts filming adaption of Keigo Higashino's novel 'Samayou Yaiba'

China's streaming site iQIYI announced on Sunday that shooting has begun on its newest original film, a Chinese adaption of Japanese writer Keigo Higashino's novel Samayou Yaiba. The announcement comes as China is beginning to restart its entertainment industry, which has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/14 16:18:41

China's fourth cultural and natural heritage day shines with various events

More than 4,600 online and offline cultural events across China will join a celebration for China's fourth cultural and natural heritage day, with the city of Guilin, in South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, as the main event venue, according to the National Cultural Heritage Administration (NCHA) on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/13 16:16:14

China's environmental efforts paying off as endangered wildlife begin to make comeback

More and more endangered wild animals including snow leopards, takins and Tibetan antelopes are reappearing around China, reflecting the country's environmental protection and wildlife conservation efforts.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/11 17:48:41