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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

US vloggers bid farewell to fans on TikTok after Trump threat

US vloggers started to bid their final farewells to fans on TikTok, a popular video app owned by Chinese company ByteDance, after US President Donald Trump threatened to ban the app from the US on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/2 13:23:40

Chinese working in the US face difficulties amid coronavirus and 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 in the US, she will have to leave the country, which she still wants to explore, as her visa is going to be expired soon.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/30 23:03:13

Restoration of historical sites in Angkor, Cambodia assisted by China amid pandemic

The Chinese Academy of Cultural Heritage has helped Cambodia to restore the royal palaces in the ruins of Angkor and the research work has not been suspended, even amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Chinese experts have examined excavated relics and speculated that China and Cambodia had frequent exchanges in ancient times.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/30 22:50:42

River rafting loggers on China-North Korea border gain internet fame on Chinese social media

On one side of the Yalu River, a border river separating China and North Korea, Chinese photographers can be seen moving around heavy photography equipment as they wait to capture an upcoming heart-stopping scene; while on the other side of the internet, millions of Chinese netizens also wait in excitement as they anticipate the appearance of the brave water warriors from North Korea who paddle a raft made of logs down the swift river.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/30 17:00:22

Ashley Judd wins appeal in Weinstein sexual harassment case

A US court of appeals on Wednesday ruled that actress Ashley Judd has the right to pursue her sexual harassment lawsuit against disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, overturning a lower court's decision.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/30 17:28:40

Emmy takeaways: record for black actors and new nominees

The Emmy nominations on Tuesday yielded a step forward for diversity and nods aplenty for ESPN's popular Michael Jordan documentary.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/29 16:18:40

Installation artist to present 'trash' works at Shenzhen's Jupiter Museum of Art

Trash or art? That is not a question for artist Tong Kunniao. In his eyes, trash can become an art, while art can turn into trash.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/29 16:13:40

Spot where Van Gogh painted his last canvas discovered

A researcher claimed Tuesday to have discovered the exact spot where Vincent van Gogh painted his last canvas before his mysterious death from a gunshot wound.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/29 15:23:40

Makeshift patios take over Paris streets amid COVID-19

At his cafe under the shadow of the Paris district of Montmartre, Guillaume Dubois shows off the brightly painted wooden pallets enclosing a quickly built patio that he says has transformed business in the summer of the coronavirus.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/29 10:18:41

Customers in Gaza Strip get first taste of coffee-to-your-door service

With a practiced hand, a courier balances a tray of steaming cups and with the other grips his bicycle handlebars as he weaves between cars in the crowded Gaza Strip.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/29 10:18:40

Debutants and Americans dominate Booker Prize longlist

Eight debut novelists came up against veterans Hilary Mantel and Tsitsi Dangarembga when Britain unveiled a US-dominated longlist of finalists Tuesday for its revered Booker Prize.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/28 17:53:40

'Succession,' 'Watchmen' set to grab top Emmy nominations

The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards nominations honoring the best and brightest in television will be announced early Tuesday, kicking off an unusual awards season clouded by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/28 17:43:40

Depp faces court of public opinion after libel trial

Johnny Depp walked into the hallowed halls of London's High Court three weeks ago seeking to expunge the stain of being branded a "wife beater" by The Sun tabloid.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/28 16:43:41

Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto passes away at 76

Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto, considered a pioneer of the country's industry and known for his work with David Bowie, has died of leukaemia aged 76, his daughter actress Mirai Yamamoto announced on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/28 16:33:40

Award-winning US talk show legend Regis Philbin dies aged 88

Regis Philbin, an award-winning fixture of US talk show culture, has died at the age of 88, media reports said Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/27 18:48:42

Ball-jointed dolls new trend among young Chinese

As more and more young people turn to short video platforms like Douyin (TikTok) and Kuaishou to express their creativity, new trends have been appearing one after another. The latest trend? Posing and taking pictures of fancily dressed ball-jointed dolls.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/27 18:48:40

Berlin club Berghain reopens doors

The coronavirus is keeping Berlin's legendary clubs closed but techno mecca Berghain has found a way to throw its doors back open, luring visitors with an unusual sound exhibition.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/27 18:38:40