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Christmas films finally show same-sex couples

When Jonathan Bennett's agent called about a leading romantic part in a new Christmas movie, the actor's first reaction was "Great, who's the girl?"
Source: AFP | 2020/12/22 19:23:40

Photo exhibition at Muyun Space highlights artistic renovation of rural village

A number of photos from the Muyun Space gallery's Light Searching project are transporting visitors to a small village in Northwest China's Gansu Province, where the project has brought hope and art to left-behind elderly and children residents.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/22 19:18:39

Cultural festival to return as usual in 2021

The 21st Meet in Beijing international arts festival will return to the capital with a series of performances and art exhibitions from January 7 to February 4, 2021, the festival's organizers announced on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/22 19:13:40

Rare historical photos of Japanese wartime biological experiments debut at Beijing exhibition

Some rare historical photos, including some depicting horrifying Japanese wartime experiments in China, debuted on Monday at the opening ceremony of an exhibition in Beijing commemorating the 600th anniversary of the establishment of the Temple of Heaven, a World Cultural Heritage site.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/22 18:42:30

#MeToo rocks Turkey's literary world

Sexual assault and harassment allegations have shaken Turkey's literary world, creating a rare #MeToo moment as women break taboos and speak out in the still largely patriarchal country.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/22 18:23:39

How China became No.1 in World Intangible Cultural Heritage

Editor's Note: Be it folk literature, traditional music and dance, medicine or painting, China, an ancient nation with 5,000 years of history, now has a total of 42 intangible cultural heritage after Tai Chi and the Wangchuan Ceremony were inscribed to the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage on Thursday. As protection of intangible cultural heritage is the task for all of humanity, China joined the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2004. From 2005 to 2009, China carried out its first nationwide census of intangible cultural heritage, counting nearly 870,000 intangible cultural heritage resources, once again demonstrating the depth and width of the country's profound history.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/21 21:35:39

Four cities in China, Japan and South Korea selected as Cultural City of East Asia 2021

The winners of The Cultural City of East Asia in 2021 have been chosen, with four cities in China, Japan and South Korea winning the title, the Chinese Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/21 16:48:39

Rare ritual objects on display in Beijing

An exhibition displaying more than 100 rare ritual objects kicked off at the Guardian Art Center in Beijing on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/21 2:14:06

Art Beijing expo uplifts people's spirit with 'Discovery' exhibition

Art Beijing, one of China's prominent art expos, is hosting an exhibition to mark the year 2020, the festival's 15th anniversary. The occasion was originally scheduled to be celebrated with a grand expo in May and October, but Art Beijing had to scale back these ambitious plans due to the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/20 16:58:40

Graffiti explodes across pandemic-era New York

Graffiti - part of New York's history for over 50 years - is flourishing during the coronavirus pandemic, a sign of decadence for some, but vitality for others.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/20 16:58:39

'Moving Utopia' reveals Chinese artists' attitude toward beauty

A new exhibition at the Art Factory in Beijing's 798 Art Zone presents dialogues between contemporary and traditional art, the East and West as well as art and technology through a number of artworks from different generations of artists.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/20 16:53:39

In Lebanon, people turn to laughter to combat trauma

Lebanese comedians are bringing relief and defying taboos with jokes about dating, partying during the pandemic - and how even drug dealers are considering leaving the crisis-hit country.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/20 16:48:39

Guangzhou hosts sculpture and public art forum

The Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in South China's Guangdong Province hosted a five-day-long academic week which included a series of forums, lectures and exhibitions for researchers and artists.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/20 16:43:39

Chinese university gains global attention for combining intangible cultural heritage skills with technology

Could you ever imagine that you are able to learn the valuable Chinese intangible cultural heritage embroidery skills by just wearing an electronic sensing device on your head and wrist?
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/17 21:06:07

China's Tai Chi won UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage

Congratulations! China's Tai Chi has been included in the UNESCO Representative List of Human Intangible Cultural Heritage, China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/17 20:56:39

Launch of video game rating system prompts calls for film rating system along similar lines

A draft on the video game content rating system has been introduced on Wednesday under the guidance of China's National Press and Publication Administration, which Chinese experts said is a good move for the sound development of children as well as for the internalization of the Chinese games market.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/17 20:19:52

How the COVID-19 epidemic changed the way Chinese people live

When people around the world welcomed the new year of 2020, none of them imagined they would spend a whole year in the shadow of the coronavirus. The rapid spread of the virus changed the way people work, socialize, dine, exercise, seek entertainment, and even get married. To avoid being infected, people wear face masks and practice social distancing, while noisy parties and screaming concerts are deemed too dangerous and banned in many parts of the world. As this special year comes to a close, we take a look at how the epidemic has changed life.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/17 18:45:31

Japan's wasabi producers seek to expand market amid coronavirus

If you've eaten sushi, you might assume you've tried wasabi. But chances are it was an artificial version that Japanese growers say is a world away from their "green gold."
Source: AFP | 2020/12/17 11:58:40