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Beijing's China National Film Museum to screen Italian movies

A series of Italian movies will be screened in Beijing as part of the China National Film Museum's international screening season, according to a press conference hosted by the museum and the Beijing New Film Association on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/14 17:53:40

BMF 'Music at Noon' to feature 10 concerts

Under the theme "Music Must Go On," the ongoing Beijing Music Festival is holding 10 concerts for its Music at Noon section until October 20, which aims to entertain people as they enjoy their lunch breaks.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/14 17:48:40

Siberia's treasured wooden houses face demolition

The ornate wooden homes dotting the Siberian city of Tomsk are cherished regional landmarks, but that hasn't prevented many from falling into disrepair following years of neglect, with some now facing demolition.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/14 17:43:40

Cultural tourist attractions in Chaozhou provide sensory feast for visitors

Following Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Chaozhou in South China's Guangdong Province on Monday, the distinctive tourist attractions and intangible cultural heritage of this historical and culturally rich city have captured the public's attention.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/14 14:58:40

Tokyo Fashion Week kicks off online due to COVID-19

Tokyo Fashion Week kicked off Monday although the usual hustle-and-bustle is not as with years past due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with many designers and creators showcasing their offerings online.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/13 18:53:40

'Youth on Record' takes aim at stories about China's poverty alleviation

Hunan TV's new variety show Youth on Record has caught the public's attention through its use of celebrity power to promote stories about people who have dedicated themselves to combating rampant poverty in rural areas of China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/13 18:48:41

Beijing Music Festival holds series of concerts to celebrate Beethoven

A series of concerts are being staged at the Poly Theater from Monday to Wednesday to mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth during the ongoing Beijing Music Festival (BMF).
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/13 18:43:40

The Buddhist monk and make-up artist seeking LGBT+ equality in Japan

During a sheltered upbringing in a Buddhist temple in Tokyo, gay Japanese monk Kodo Nishimura kept his sexuality a closely guarded secret, and also concealed his burgeoning love of make-up.
Source: Reuters | 2020/10/13 18:38:40

In the name of love: Exhibition of Marc Chagall's artworks debuts in China

More than 100 artistic gems were revealed during the opening ceremony of an exhibition featuring the original artworks of pioneering modernist artist Marc Chagall at the CAFA Art Museum-Langfang on Saturday, sending a message of “love” to the world to ease the frustrations brought by the pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/12 21:39:10

Chinese stage adaptation of 'Memories of Matsuko' starts tour

A Chinese stage play adaptation of Memories of Matsuko, a novel of the same name by Japanese writer Muneki Yamada, will premiere in Shanghai on October 23 before heading out on a national tour of nine cities including Beijing, Shenzhen and Chengdu.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/12 19:08:40

Silk Road film festival opens in NW China's Shaanxi Province

The 7th Silk Road International Film Festival opened Sunday in Xi'an, capital city of Northwest China's Shaanxi Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/12 19:03:41

New media installation in Hangzhou offers immersive experience

As life in China returns to normal, various forms of entertainment, from live concerts to exhibitions, have made comebacks in cities across the country. During the weekends, people have start to queue up at the entrances to various shows like the renowned Claude Monet-themed exhibition in Shanghai and an immersive exhibition featuring a number of veteran and promising artists in Hangzhou, capital city of East China's Zhejiang Province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/12 19:03:40

Hong Kong Palace Museum to open in summer 2022

Beijing's Palace Museum announced on Saturday in an article published in its journal that the currently under construction Hong Kong Palace Museum in the West Kowloon Cultural district of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is expected to open in late June 2022.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/12 18:58:40

Argentina opens third Confucius Institute at its oldest university

Argentina's third Confucius Institute officially opened its doors at the National University of Cordoba (UNC) on Friday, offering introductory to advanced courses on Chinese language and culture at the country's oldest institute of higher education.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/12 18:08:40

Dungeons of Istanbul on restoration track

The Dungeons of the Seven Towers, a multi-layered cultural heritage site in the largest Turkish city of Istanbul, has recently entered a large-scale and long-lasting restoration process that will convert it into a culture and art center as well as an open-air museum.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/12 18:03:40

NYC poetry festival to highlight poem writing in Chinese

The 3rd Annual Flushing Poetry Festival will be held in April next year to celebrate contemporary Chinese poets living overseas and encourage writing in Chinese as well as cross-cultural conversation and translation of poetry from diaspora poets.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/12 13:31:53

Kenyan filmmaker hopes to follow in Hollywood's LGBTQ footsteps

The Kenyan director behind a new documentary about a gay couple struggling for acceptance in the east African country hopes its film industry can mirror Hollywood's progressive role in promoting LGBTQ rights.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/11 17:48:40

Poster art comes to Damei Center

What happens when design, theater and contemporary art meet? Chinese visual artist Nie Jingzhu's new exhibition at Damei Center tries to provide an answer.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/11 17:43:42