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Chinese netizens celebrate after four ancient Chinese sites recognized as World Heritage Irrigation Structures

Chinese netizens celebrated after China's Ministry of Water Resources announced on Tuesday that four ancient Chinese irrigation sites have been honored by the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) as World Heritage Irrigation Structures.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/9 23:15:19

Chinese musical about poverty relief makes debut

Homeland, an original musical by China National Traditional Orchestra, made its debut at Beijing's Poly Theater on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/9 18:23:40

Street artist unveils mural to 'Saint' Diego Maradona

Tributes to late soccer legend Diego Maradona have included plans to rename a stadium and a street in his honor and put his face on a banknote. Now, a giant mural has been painted in Argentina to remember the icon, who died in November.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/9 18:18:40

Fantastic beasts at London's Natural History Museum

Fans of J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts will already be familiar with nifflers, occamy and demiguise while unicorns, dragons and mermaids have been the stuff of legends for centuries.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/9 18:13:40

Chinese netizens curious of Japanese AI blind date program

The artificial intelligence (AI) can be a great means to meet potential lovers, but finding Mr or Ms Right still needs face-to-face and heart-to-heart communication, Chinese experts told the Global Times after Chinese netizens began asking if China could follow the Japanese government's use of AI technology to find marriage partners for its citizens.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/8 18:38:40

Independent musicians thrive as pandemic silences Bollywood

Bollywood movie songs normally dominate India's music charts. But when the coronavirus epidemic put paid to new film releases, it created a huge opportunity for independent musicians to make a name for themselves - sometimes from their bedrooms.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/8 18:33:40

National Drama Show Season brings exciting theater performances

A total of 22 dramas will be staged in theaters in Beijing and other major cities such as Shanghai, Tianjin and Nanjing during the 2020 National Drama Show Season, which kicks off on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/8 18:28:41

Best docents at Beijing's red tourism attractions awarded

The top five professional docents and top five volunteers at Beijing's patriotic tourist, or red tourism, attractions were announced on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/8 16:43:41

China's Paleolithic bird figurine rated as one of world's top ten archaeological discoveries of 2020

A small bird-shaped sculpture that was discovered in Central China's Henan Province has been rated by the US magazine of Archaeology as one of the world's top 10 archaeological discoveries of 2020.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/8 4:38:52

Documentary 'China' debuts, following the life of Confucius

A Chinese documentary named “China” debuted on Monday, which describes the life of philosopher and educator Confucius and shows how his thoughts have influenced China for thousands of years.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/8 4:27:41

Hong Kong-born singer's fluent Putonghua speech at South Korean music feast wins applause from netizens of the Chinese mainland

Chinese mainland netizens gave the thumbs-up to Hong Kong-born singer Jackson Wang, a member of the hit South Korean boy group GOT7, after he spoke in fluent Putonghua (Standard Chinese) at the 2020 Mnet Asian Music Awards in South Korea on Sunday night.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/7 18:23:40

US Supreme Court hears case on art trove bought by Nazi Germany

The US Supreme Court will hear a case involving an important medieval art collection that Nazi Germany acquired from Jewish dealers on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/7 16:58:40

Gallery Weekend Beijing announces schedule for 2021 festival

The fifth Gallery Weekend Beijing will return to six main art zones in Beijing from March 23 to 28, the organizing committee announced on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/7 16:53:40

Cultural relics from seven Asian countries go on display in Hebei Province

Nearly 200 sets of cultural relics from seven Asian countries went on display at the Hebei Museum in North China's Hebei Province on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/6 23:29:54

Top 10 buzzwords in China 2020

A Chinese magazine selected top 10 buzzwords that have gone viral on Chinese social media or reflect the major events that happened in China in 2020.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/6 21:58:32

NCPA to debut symphony about the historical figure of Guan Yu

A large-scale symphony praising the Chinese historical figure Guan Yu will debut on Tuesday at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/6 20:39:41

Pandemic hits tiny Moldova's hopes for wine tourism boom

The vast underground cellars of Moldova's Cricova winery used to echo with the sounds of hundreds of visitors. Now just a handful of guests wander past the huge barrels and endless rows of bottles holding its vintages.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/6 18:53:40

Shanghai Symphony Orchestra to celebrate 100th CPC anniversary

The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, one of China's prominent orchestras, has commissioned a series of musical works from four composers to mark the upcoming 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/6 18:48:40