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Ancient cemetery discovered in Shaanxi Province corroborates written history of China's Western Han Dynasty

The Shaanxi Academy of Archaeology on Friday announced that a large-scale ancient cemetery dating back to the Western Han Dynasty (206BC-AD25) has been discovered in Qinhan New City in the Xixian New Area of Northwest China's Shaanxi Province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/30 21:54:49

Giant panda Mei Xiang has recovered her appetite: Washington Zoo

Twenty-two-year-old giant panda Mei Xiang's appetite has returned to normal and she has begun to take her son Xiao Qi Ji (Little Miracle) on more frequent field trips to their other habitats, the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington DC told the Global Times in response to the concerns of Chinese netizens about the two's health.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/30 21:38:41

Nepali takes grandma's socks to the world

Every winter, Lorina Sthapit and her cousins would warm their feet in woollen socks freshly knitted by their grandmother.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/30 17:58:40

Darth Vader performer Dave Prowse passes away at age 85

Dave Prowse, the British actor behind the menacing black mask of Star Wars villain Darth Vader has died at the age of 85, his agent said on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/30 17:18:40

French writer shares experiences living in Beijing over two decades in newly published book

Christine Cayol, a French woman who has lived in Beijing for nearly 20 years, shared her thoughts about Chinese lifestyles and wisdom concerning time management at an event on Saturday in Beijing for the release of the Chinese edition of her book Pourquoi les Chinois ont-ils le temps? (lit: Chinese people in time).
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/29 17:48:42

Stamps to commemorate German philosopher Friedrich Engels released

A set of commemorative stamps were released on Saturday by the China Post and the National Art Museum of China to commemorate the 200th birthday of German philosopher Friedrich Engels.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/29 17:48:41

As pandemic closes New York stores, artists move in

Artists are taking over New York storefronts made empty by the coronavirus pandemic, receiving invaluable free exposure and breathing life into depressed shopping streets.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/29 17:48:40

German Xmas markets find ways around virus

Chestnuts roasting, mulled wine steaming and music blaring from wooden chalets lined with artificial snow - the Landshut Christmas market in southern Germany has all the usual trimmings.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/29 17:43:40

Exhibition "The Art of the Fan" held in Canberra, Australia

An exhibition, namely "The Art of the Fan", is held at the Canberra Museum and Gallery (CMAG) in Canberra, Australia with over 90 fans collected from all over the world on display from Sept. 19 to Nov. 28 this year.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/27 14:18:41

Hit show 'Queen's Gambit' sparks chess frenzy

Hit miniseries The Queen's Gambit has led to a surge of interest in chess, with one popular website registering millions of new players and academies reporting unprecedented demand.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/26 18:28:40

Beijing's Yishu 8 showcases works of young artist Ni Lingling

A new exhibition featuring felt wool works by young artist Ni Lingling kicked off at the Daqian Contemporary Art Center in Beijing's 798 Art Zone on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/26 18:23:40

Faded K-pop star competes for comeback

When Ryu Sera made her debut with K-pop girl band Nine Muses, the years of intense training and ruthless competition seemed worthwhile, her dreams of stardom finally coming true.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/26 16:48:41

Congolese model challenges China's love for 'tall, light and skinny'

As a young black woman modeling in Hong Kong, Harmony Anne-Marie Ilunga rarely saw anyone who looked like her in the magazines. Now the 22-year-old is trying to change that, one model at a time.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/26 16:38:40

4,000-yr-old grave potteries unearthed in central China

Tripods for cooking meat, containers for holding food and drinking vases, as well as arrays of earthenware grave goods, unearthed from the ruins of a late Neolithic civilization dating back more than 4,000 years in central China's Henan Province are believed to be the country's earliest of its kind.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/26 13:41:31

Chinese cultural relics found in South Korean waters stand witness to exchanges between ancient China and Korea

Several Chinese cultural relics, including ancient coins and porcelain works, have been discovered in the waters off the coast of a South Korean island - evidence of the exchanges that were taking place between the two nations in ancient times. The discovery has captured the interest of Chinese netizens, many of whom say that South Korean netizens should not hold a narrow attitude when it comes to cultural communication.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/25 23:26:35

Think twice before saying anything: Chinese netizens on Sina Weibo about BTS' Grammy nomination

Chinese fans of the hit South Korean boy band BTS celebrated on social media after the band became the first K-pop group to earn a Grammys award nomination on Wednesday. The band was nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/25 18:03:40

Israeli writer enjoys pandemic-fueled creative surge

Etgar Keret, one of Israel's most popular living writers, says the COVID-19 pandemic has brought him a lot of inspiration and chides those inclined to romanticize the pre-coronavirus world.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/25 16:43:41

Spain's Soledad Sevilla wins 2020 Velazquez Prize for Plastic Arts

Spanish painter Soledad Sevilla was on Monday awarded the highly prestigious 2020 Velazquez Prize for Plastic Arts by the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sports.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/25 16:38:40