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Movie inspired by first direct link across Taiwan Straits comes to mainland theaters

A new comedy about Mazu culture, Return, will debut in Chinese mainland cinemas on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/16 18:28:40

Kakapo crowns New Zealand's Bird of the Year for 2020 after beating front-runner

Critically endangered native bird kakapo has won New Zealand Bird of the Year 2020 for an unprecedented second time, the event organizer announced on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/16 17:58:40

Being a diplomat is like standing on a bungee jumping platform: diplomat-turned-novelist

Yang Youming, former Chinese ambassador to Zambia and minister-counselor of the Chinese Embassy in the US, now has a new identity - a novelist.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/16 17:38:40

China introduces comprehensive measures to save the Yangtze Finless Porpoise

The Yangtze finless porpoise is often called the "giant panda of the water" due to its rarity. The only freshwater subspecies of the finless porpoise in the world, this endangered species can only be found in China's Yangtze River. Due to its low population, it has been ranked as a first-class national protected animal in China, putting it on par with the giant panda.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/16 17:13:41

New book by 'Harry Potter' creator J.K. Rowling launches in China

Launch parties for the simplified Chinese version of British writer J.K. Rowling's new book The Ickabog was held in three cities in China on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/15 18:53:40

Painting exhibition reviews Gao Chao's art career

A new exhibition that kicked off at the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) on Friday is paying tribute to veteran artist Gao Chao by looking back at his 70-year-old art career. The Frankly Sincere exhibition features more than 200 works from Gao from landscapes to portraits.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/15 18:13:40

Musical adaptation of TV drama 'On the Road' to tour major cities in China

On Friday, Chinese musical On the Road announced its tour schedule, which will include Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. Produced by the Beijing Performance & Arts Group, the musical, an adaptation of the TV drama of the same name, tells the story of China's vast number of delivery men, the backbone of the express mail industry.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/15 18:08:40

Albania's beloved brandy boosts morale

At the bottom of her garden, mother-of-five Vitore Lufi makes raki, a fruit brandy celebrated by Albanians and especially welcome this autumn to lift spirits during the coronavirus pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/15 17:58:41

Indians living in China celebrate traditional holiday Diwali

Many Indians living in China gathered together in cities around the country to celebrate Diwali, one of most important festivals in India, on Saturday night.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/15 17:08:40

Indian people celebrate Diwali in China

Saturday is the day of Diwali, one of most important festivals in India. Many Indian people living in China gathered together in different cities around the country to celebrate the big day with various activities on Saturday night.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/14 21:53:46

Young migrant factory workers form distinct Shamate subculture

A new documentary, We Were Smart directed by Li Yifan, focuses on what's left of the Chinese subcultural group known as Shamate, which is still attracting younger migrant workers who are eager to express themselves.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/14 18:48:30

NAMOC exhibition reviews Chinese artist Sun Bowen's career

A new exhibition featuring the art of late Chinese artist Sun Bowen kicked off at Beijing's National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/12 19:18:40

Milan Fashion Week to go ahead with digital catwalks

Milan's Fashion Week will go ahead in early 2021 with shows likely to continue employing virtual catwalks because of the coronavirus, organizers announced on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/12 19:13:41

Shanghai orchestra allies with art collective teamLab for immersive experiences

With works from classical composers such as Bach, Beethoven and Debussy, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra transformed the Borderless Shanghai, Japanese art and technology collective teamLab's second museum following its venue in Tokyo, into a packed music hall on Friday and Saturday nights. The only difference from traditional performances was that these were accompanied by projected digital images such as blooming flowers, swimming fish and leaping animals.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/12 19:13:40

Blackpink's Lisa models Celine for ELLE China December cover

Magazine Elle China revealed in a video teaser that Lisa, a member of the popular South Korean girl band Blackpink, will grace the cover of its December issue. The video, which showed the idol posing for the photo shoot, quickly began trending on both Twitter and China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/12 18:53:41

Shanghai import expo hosts 'Extraordinary Italian Jewelry' pavilion

Italian companies focusing on luxury goods, food, services, and innovative technologies fully demonstrated the uniqueness of "Made in Italy" at the China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/12 17:33:40

Chinese brand Bosideng: a winner in the coronavirus winter

Chinese brand Bosideng might be the most shining star this winter as it created a new fashion trend after jointly launching a clothing line with Jean Paul Gaultier, the former creative director for French luxury house Hermès.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/12 17:23:41

Backlash over nude memorial to British feminist icon Wollstonecraft

A monument to British feminist Mary Wollstonecraft was unveiled in London on Tuesday, prompting praise from fans but criticism from others who slammed the nude design.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/11 19:08:41