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National Ballet of China to ring in new year with 'La Bayadere'

With a challenging 2020 wrapping up and a hopeful 2021 approaching, the artists at the National Ballet of China (NBC) will present seasonal performances as New Year gifts for audiences.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/16 19:28:40

'Immortal Heritage' exhibition highlights connection between Chinese and French art

A new exhibition featuring a collection of artists from France's Académie des Beaux-Arts is highlighting French art at the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC).
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/16 18:08:42

China National Film Museum to host Spanish movie screening event

A series of Spanish films will be screened at the China National Film Museum as part of an ongoing international film screening project hosted by the museum and the Beijing New Film Association.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/16 18:08:40

Sundance unveils pandemic lineup, Redford son's final film

January 2021's Sundance will be the first major festival highlighting movies made during and about the coronavirus pandemic, as organizers Tuesday unveiled a lineup featuring the final film by co-founder Robert Redford's late son.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/16 18:03:40

New dance show by NBC to mark the 100th anniversary of CPC

China's top ballet company, the National Ballet of China will stage a new show, Yimeng, from December 26 to 28 at the Beijing Tianqiao Theater to commemorate the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Communist Party of China in 2021.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/15 18:48:41

Tony award? Opera to be staged about Britain's Blair

He once played guitar in a band called Ugly Rumours and hosted Britpop's leading lights in 10 Downing Street.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/15 18:48:40

Machu Picchu closes again over local train dispute

The Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, the crown jewel of Peru's tourist sites, closed its doors Monday for an indefinite period for security reasons amid protests by locals over train services, officials said.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/15 18:43:41

First China-US music school Tianjin Juilliard starts graduate classes amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Tianjin Juilliard School, the first performing arts institution in China to offer a US-accredited Master of Music degree, has kicked off its graduate courses amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The graduate program brings together 39 graduate students from 11 countries around the world, including South Korea and Canada, to the school, which was co-founded by The Juilliard School in New York and the Tianjin Conservatory of Music.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/15 18:28:41

World's oldest known rice fields discovered in East China

The site of ancient rice fields in East China's Zhejiang Province was confirmed on Monday by local archaeology authorities to be the earliest known cultivated rice fields in the world. Chinese experts say the site, which dates back to 7,000 years ago, is also the largest ever prehistoric rice field site and an important resource for researching the region's history.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/15 17:43:40

Supporting reducing poverty, leveraging forward-looking digital strategy

China has accomplished its poverty alleviation target as scheduled against the backdrop of a gloomy global economy severely hammered by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a multinational pharmaceutical company deeply engaged in the China market for 35 years, Xian Janssen Pharmaceutical Ltd (Xian Janssen) has participated in the extraordinary process with unremitting endeavor to promote public health.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/14 19:38:41

Word of Year 2020 lists show connections between cultures of the world

"People first, lives first," "pandemic," "quarantine," "face masks"… Without a doubt the COVID-19 pandemic has dominated the word of the year lists in every country in the world, which Chinese experts say is a rare example of a shared situation building a connection between every human being in the world.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/14 17:26:48

Stage version of 'Battle on Shanggangling Mountain' kicks off National Drama Show Season

A theater drama version of the film Battle on Shangganling Mountain, Shangganling, kicked off the month-long National Drama Show Season with a performance at Beijing's Poly Theater on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/13 18:18:43

NAMOC exhibition showcases artwork of Chinese artist Song Yuelin

A number of watercolor and ink paintings from Chinese artist Song Yuelin are on display at the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) as part of an exhibition reviewing the artist's East-meets-West art career.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/13 18:13:43

Flamenco dancer's performance a balm for pandemic-weary souls

Music and dance as a healing balm for pandemic-weary souls is what Spain's Joaquin Cortes had in mind for his new show that opens this Christmas ahead of a global tour.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/13 18:13:41

Ambitious animated series 'Knight on Debris' heads to streaming site

An ambitious and promising sci-fi animation will be released on Chinese streaming platform Tencent Video on December 30, according to its production studio D.ROCK-ART on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/13 17:03:40

Ukraine seeks World Heritage status for Chernobyl zone

A soft snow fell as a clutch of visitors equipped with a Geiger counter wandered through the ghostly Ukrainian town of Pripyat, frozen in time since the world's worst nuclear accident in 1986.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/13 16:58:40

Vending machines adapt to virus crisis

With business selling chocolate bars to office workers in meltdown owing to the COVID-19 crisis, French vending machine makers have turned to experts on growth: farmers.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/10 14:08:40

60m crates of Chilean cherries destined for China – agriculture minister

More than 60 million boxes of Chilean cherries are destined for China this season, as the fruit becomes a symbol of growing trade ties between the two countries, according to Chilean Agriculture Minister Antonio Walker.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/10 14:03:40