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Pop queen Beyonce on Tuesday led the Grammys pack with nine nominations, as music prepares to celebrate its hitmakers in a year that saw the coronavirus crisis deal devastating blows to the industry.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/25 16:33:40

The 6th Forum on Chinese Culture held in Peking University calls for more exchanges across the Taiwan Straits

Over 100 experts, scholars and cultural personages from both sides of the Taiwan Straits on Tuesday gathered at Peking University, to participate in an annual Forum on Chinese Culture under the theme "Chinese Culture: Inheritance and Innovation," amid the rising cross-Straits tensions caused by Taiwan's pro-independence authority.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/25 2:22:20

New panda cub born in Japan stands witness to friendship between China and Japan

Giant panda Liang Bang gave birth to her baby cub in Japan on Sunday, grabbing the hearts of netizens in China and elsewhere around the world. This marks the first time that the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding has cooperated with an overseas zoo online during a birth as the COVID-19 epidemic hindered instruction on scene.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/24 21:47:25

Musical adaptation of hit internet series to debut in Beijing

Chinese musical Soul Ferryman is set to make its debut at Beijing's Tianqiao Performing Arts Center on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/24 17:13:40

DR Congo hoteliers bet on luxury in troubled east

The new five-star Serena Hotel in the city of Goma, the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, has more than 100 luxury rooms and all of the amenities: a conference center, restaurants, spas and a gym.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/24 17:08:40

Chinese netizens call for return of panda family in US zoo

Chinese netizens once again picked up calls for the return of the panda family living in the Smithsonian's National Zoo in the US after the zoo announced on Monday local time that the name of its newborn giant panda is "Xiao Qi Ji," which means "Little Miracle" in English.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/24 15:28:40

Training project opened for Chinese web fiction writers

An online training center for Chinese web fiction writers has been set up, to help these writers better understand the rules of the web fiction industry and train more writers for the film and TV industry.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/24 10:23:40

Young artist plays with physical distance at Beijing's Today Art Museum

Chinese artist Ma Lingli made her debut at the Today Art Museum in Beijing with her first exhibition on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/23 17:58:41

Intl publishers eye China's market for children's books

Children's books are seeing a heyday in China as young readers' appetite for books has grown significantly over the years, which has attracted publishers from around the world seeking to grab a slice of the bullish market.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/23 17:58:40

Lang Lang International Music Foundation to host first virtual concert in December

The Lang Lang International Music Foundation (LLIMF) will host its first virtual concert, entitled Reaching Dreams Through Music, on December 12.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/23 17:53:40

Chinese screenwriters awarded at Screenwriters' Night event

A total of 23 screenwriters and 13 productions such as movies, animations and TV series were awarded at Screenwriters' Night on Saturday. The event, hosted by the China Federation of Radio and Television Associations and Chinese streaming giant iQIYI, aims to encourage and fund more young screen talents as well as discover promising new content.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/23 17:33:42

Writing contest brings Egyptian, Chinese cultures closer

A recently concluded "China and I" writing competition, which saw the participation of hundreds of Egyptian writers and others interested in Chinese culture, has been considered by organizers and participants as part of growing cultural exchanges between the two ancient civilizations.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/23 16:58:40

'Freaky' tops North American box office for second straight weekend

Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions' comedy horror film Freaky topped the North American box office for a second straight weekend with $1.22 million from 2,057 locations, according to studio figures collected by measurement firm Comscore.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/23 16:53:40

Young artist seeks to explore her inner heart through innovative paintings

Dark colors, fading boundaries and crushing force… Observers can see clear messages depicted in the works of artist Zhang Ying that can reach their inner hearts.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/22 17:58:40

E-sport festival aimed at university students kicks off in capital

Beijing's first e-sport festival targeting university students kicked off on Thursday. Over the next few weeks, the Communication University of China, Beijing Performance & Arts Group and China's livestreaming platform Huya will work together to promote e-sports in China through a variety of events.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/22 17:48:42

New variety show focuses on cultural heritage of China's 1,000-year-old city of Dunhuang

Glory is Back, a new show focusing on China's ancient city of Dunhuang has arrived on Chinese streaming site iQIYI. In the show, Chinese host Wang Han and actors and singers including Xie Keyin, Qian Zhenghao and Li Haoyuan form a team to visit and explore the city in Northwest China's Gansu Province, which is well-known for the Mogao Grottoes, a World Heritage Site.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/22 17:48:41

Coronavirus stokes fears for UK music industry

Classically trained singers Mark Nathan and his partner Carolyn Holt had bookings stretching into 2021 until the coronavirus pandemic struck.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/22 17:08:40

Transgender culture and art week to launch in Beijing

Held every November 20, the International Transgender Day of Remembrance falls on Friday in 2020. To celebrate the day, the Beijing LGBT Center will kick off an eight-day transgender culture and art festival in Beijing on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/20 0:55:41