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E-commerce platform turns to stand-up to promote upcoming Singles' Day sales

With China's Singles' Day, or Double 11, coming right around the corner on November 11, various e-commerce platforms such as Taobao and JD.com have begun launching a variety of events to promote the event, which in recent years has become a major online shopping festival akin to Black Friday or Cyber Monday in the US.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/20 17:33:41

Wang Yibo and Zhao Liying win big at Golden Eagle Awards amid voting controversy

The 30th China TV Golden Eagle Awards were held on Sunday night, during which the winners of the Audience's Choice for Actor and Actress awards were revealed.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/19 18:08:40

'Yellow River' scroll shines at National Art Museum of China

A 161.6-meter-long scroll depicting China's Yellow River is on display at the National Art Museum of China alongside 50 other artworks including videos and installation works.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/19 17:33:43

'We Were Born in 2000' concert to bring 10-day Beijing Music Festival to a close

The Beijing Music Festival (BMF), the only classical music festival in the world to be held during the COVID-19 pandemic, will come to a close on Tuesday night with the special performance We Were Born in 2000 aiming to pay tribute to the China Philharmonic Orchestra, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The orchestra will share the stage with young musicians such as Yu Mingyue, Lin Ruifeng, Ouyang Nana and Ju Xiaofu, who were all born in 2000, the year the orchestra was established.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/19 17:33:41

Participants still miss face-to-face communication at Frankfurt Book Fair

For Chinese science fiction writer Chen Qiufan and the German translator of his book, Marc Hermann, 2020's Frankfurt Book Fair was special because they finally "met" each other. Their "meeting," as hundreds of other talks and discussions at the fair, happened online.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/19 17:28:42

Saudi woman enters Guinness with world's largest coffee painting

A Saudi artist has created the world's "largest coffee painting," becoming the first woman from the country to achieve a record title single-handedly, the Guinness World Records announced Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/19 16:48:41

Tower of London ravens re-adapt to life after lockdown

Chris Skaife has one of the most important jobs in Britain. As Yeoman Warder Ravenmaster at the Tower of London, he is responsible for the country's most famous birds.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/19 16:43:40

Hu Shih's 100-year-old diary about studying abroad sells for $20.9 million at auction

A set of 18 manuscripts of the diary of Hu Shih, one of the leaders of China's New Culture Movement, about his life while studying abroad fetched nearly 140 million yuan ($20.9 million) on Friday in Beijing, which is believed to be a record for the most expensive diary ever sold at auction.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/19 1:22:35

Turkey's kite museum seeks to survive as COVID-19 hits

An Egyptian student Ibrahim, who recently moved to Istanbul to study medicine, entered the kite museum with a curious glance and apparent excitement.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/18 19:48:40

Film about honorary director of world-renowned Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes to premiere in 2021

Film Dunhuang Nüer, which can be translated as "the daughter of Dunhuang," finished filming at Hengdian World Studios, the largest film base in China, in East China's Zhejiang Province on Friday. It will debut in 2021 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/18 18:51:55

Old Summer Palace marks 160th anniversary of massive looting

The Old Summer Palace in Beijing opened free of charge on Sunday to commemorate the 160th anniversary of the massive looting and destruction of the palace carried out by foreign forces during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/18 16:13:55

Chinese artist presents paintings created during pandemic

More than 50 works of Chen Dongfan, a Chinese painter living in New York City, which were created during the time of COVID-19, are on display at Fou Gallery starting Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/18 9:50:30

1,300-year-old statue revived using digital tech in central China

The Longmen Grottoes, a world cultural heritage site in central China's Henan Province, restored a damaged Buddha statue using digital technology so visitors can see the original look of the 1,300-year-old figure.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/16 14:29:21

Cuba sees rise in popularity of Chinese martial arts

Margarita Albelaes, a Havana resident aged 79, makes her way through the streets of the city's Chinatown to the Cuban School of Wushu and Qigong every day, as she has done for the past 15 years.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/15 19:28:40

Egypt singer adds modern touch to Islamic chanting

Egypt's Mahmoud al-Tohamy is a master of Islamic chanting, a 1,400-year-old art form known as inshad - but that hasn't stopped him from performing the Game of Thrones theme song.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/15 19:23:40

The myth of 'la vie en rose' lives on

Love it, hate it or love to hate it: The smash-hit Netflix series Emily in Paris, which perpetuates long-held fantasies about the City of Light involving berets and pleasure-loving Frenchies, leaves no one indifferent.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/15 16:38:42

Champagne houses pounded by COVID-19 eye high-stakes holidays

Will a second wave of coronavirus infections burst the bubble of French champagne producers hoping to ring in 2021 with some good cheer after heavy COVID-19-related losses?
Source: AFP | 2020/10/15 11:33:40

Chinese ethnographic photo biennale debuts in Beijing

The theme of 2020's biennale, "preservation and acceptance," reflects the current situation of most ethnic minority groups in China and is fully depicted through the photos at the exhibition.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/14 18:38:40