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Chinese Farmers' Harvest Festival warms up with classical musical dance gala in Shaanxi

A classical Chinese musical singing and dance performance Huakai Dongfang (Lit: flowers bloom in the east), was performed in Baoji, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, on Monday. The show was part of celebrations leading to the province's third Chinese Famers' Harvest Festival on Tuesday as well as the upcoming 9th Shaanxi Provincial Arts Festival.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/22 19:18:40

Getting to know Beijing's cultural and historical core: the Central Axis

Editor's Note: The Beijing Central Axis refers to the core area of the old city that stretches 7.8 kilometers from the Yongding Gate in the south to the Bell Tower and Drum Tower in the north. Today, it includes both historical and modern architecture, many of which have been listed as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites. In 2013, the Central Axis itself was included on UNESCO's Tentative List for World Cultural Heritage Site nominations. Considering the Central Axis' important position in Chinese culture and history, from September 29 to December 20, the Overseeing Beijing Central Axis at the Top of the Forbidden City exhibition at the Guande Hall in Beijing's Jingshan Park will give visitors the opportunity to get to learn more about this valuable cultural heritage.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/22 19:08:40

Beijing Design Week focuses on urban well-being

One of China's top design events, Beijing Design Week kicked off on Monday with a series of exhibitions, guided tours, academic seminars as well as cultural dialogues.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/22 19:03:40

Remake of Chinese playwright Cao Yu's classic play 'Thunder' to debut in Hainan Province

A remake of Chinese theatrical master Cao Yu's stage play Thunderstorm will debut in Haikou, capital of South China's Hainan Province, in December.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/22 18:53:40

Hollywood unions sign deal with studios to boost return to work

Hollywood's top unions announced a deal with major film studios Monday on coronavirus safety measures needed for the US entertainment industry to ramp up its return to production.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/22 18:48:40

Race superhero series 'Watchmen' wins big at Emmys with stars at home

Watchmen, a dark superhero series that tackles US racism, triumphed at the Emmys on Sunday as winners beamed in live to an empty Los Angeles theater for Hollywood's first major COVID-19-era awards show.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/21 17:53:41

Poverty alleviation inspired opera debuts in Guangxi

A new opera based on true stories about local officials in the poverty alleviation efforts debuted in Southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/21 13:28:40

Shenzhen's Futian Museum to launch opening exhibition exploring aesthetic education

The Futian Museum in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong Province, is set to launch its opening exhibition on Tuesday. The exhibition, which takes aesthetic education as its theme, advocates the idea of using art as a tool to educate people.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/20 20:29:28

Domestic tourists to boost Xinjiang's economy during National Day

This year's first travel express train from Harbin, Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, to Altay Prefecture in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region set off on Saturday morning after Xinjiang declared it was free of all COVID-19 cases.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/20 18:30:56

Real-life 'Pianist' possessions up for auction in Poland

A fountain pen, silver pocket watch and other prized possessions of the late Jewish-Polish composer Wladyslaw Szpilman, the real-life hero of the Oscar-winning film The Pianist, go under the hammer in Warsaw next week.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/20 18:13:40

Hollywood celebrities don pajamas for pandemic-era 'virtual' Emmys

TV stars picked out their favorite pajamas ahead of Sunday's reinvented, pandemic-hit Emmys, which will see nominees accept prizes live from their homes, with dark superhero satire Watchmen tipped to dominate the night.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/20 17:38:40

Chinese culture ministry announces strengthened regulation of talk show and rap reality competition show content

The Chinese Ministry of Culture and Tourism have announced that supervision of performances such as talk shows and rap reality competition shows will be strengthened to meet people's diverse and multi-level spiritual and cultural needs. The announcement sparked discussion on Chinese social media with voices both for and against the move.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/17 22:08:22

Crown of late US rapper Biggie sells for $595,000 at hip hop auction

A plastic crown worn by rapper Biggie during a photoshoot just days before his murder sold at auction for $594,750 in New York on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/17 19:33:40

London Fashion Week opens with online focus

London Fashion Week kicks off on Thursday with a livestreamed show from Burberry but without the hordes of industry insiders, A-listers and journalists who usually flock to it from around the world.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/17 19:28:40

South Sudan citizens decry skyrocketing prices of basic commodities

South Sudan's citizens on Monday decried skyrocketing prices of basic commodities like food due to a deteriorating economic situation.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/17 17:33:40

Japanese dining chain curries favor with Indian market

One of Japan's most popular restaurant chains is embarking on what could become one of the all-time crowning achievements of salesmanship - selling curry to India.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/17 17:28:41

International art park in Chengdu emerges as a new must-see spot

Since the Sobre la Armonía public art park opened to the public in 2019, this artistic land in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, has become a new must-see spot that has been praised for its contemporary spirit.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/16 22:38:27

Amazon signs up Bollywood superstar Bachchan

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan will be the first Indian celebrity to lend his voice to Amazon's Alexa digital assistant starting in 2021, as the Silicon Valley giant expands its presence in the massive market.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/16 18:23:40