Two pandas stuck in Calgary Zoo face food shortage

The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding told the Global Times on Monday that they are actively working to bring two giant pandas in the Calgary Zoo in Canada ...

Greece steps up efforts for return of Parthenon sculptures ahead of War of Independence anniversary

Greece is stepping up efforts for the permanent return of the Parthenon sculptures to Athens prior to the year 2021's 200th anniversary of 1821 Greek War of Independence, Greek Culture and Sports Minister Lina Mendoni told the Xinhua News Agency in a recent interview.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/6 18:18:42

Chinese artist offers special art show in Japan

What does it feel like to insert evergreen pine branches into the bronzes of ancient China's Western Zhou Dynasty (1046-771 BC)? Recently, a special art show is taking place at the Wang Chuanfeng Museum in the Ginza district in downtown Tokyo.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/6 18:13:42

Trickle of British tourists dashes Cyprus tourism hopes

The holiday island of Cyprus had hoped British tourists would give a badly needed boost to its pandemic-hit tourism sector, but only a trickle of sun-seekers have arrived.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/6 17:58:40

Third annual Sobre la Armonía international public art workshop returns to Chengdu, Sichuan Province

Kicking off its third year, the Sobre la Armonía public art workshop will open in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province soon.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/6 16:38:41

Long-delayed Hollywood war blockbuster '1917' finally heads to Chinese mainland theaters

The Chinese mainland premiere of war film 1917 was held in Beijing on Tuesday. Critics who attended the premiere gave the film high compliments, saying that the film was worth the half-a-year wait.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/6 11:13:40

89-year-old vlogger proving age in no barrier to internet fame

Jiang Minci, 89, has stepped over the artificial boundary of age to successfully occupy a place usually considered the exclusively domain to whippersnappers, i.e. just about everyone else who makes and posts videos online. In just three months her compelling life stories have attracted more than 280,000 fans.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/6 2:45:51

Disney sees big loss as pandemic hits parks, studios; subscriptions rise

The Walt Disney Company on Tuesday reported its quarterly earnings were hit hard as the pandemic emptied theme parks and cruise ships, while it hit a new milestone for streaming subscriptions.
Source: AFP-Global Times | 2020/8/5 18:43:41

Swedish singer Zara Larsson boycotted by Chinese netizens for condemning China and ending collaboration with Huawei

After ending collaboration with Chinese mobile giant Huawei to promote a new smart phone, Swedish singer Zara Larsson condemned China in an interview with Swedish broadcaster TV4, provoking Chinese netizens, who accused the singer of judging the country out of ignorance.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 18:18:41

Abandoned stone mine turns into amusement park

A newly opened amusement park in the city of Changsha, capital of Central China's Hunan Province, has recently become a hot topic among local residents.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/5 16:49:03

Chinese Nobel laureate Mo Yan strives for evergreen writing

Eight years after being entitled a Nobel laureate in literature, Mo Yan came back with his latest book A Late Bloomer in late July.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/5 16:43:42

US musician Neil Young to sue Donald Trump over campaign song use

Neil Young is suing Donald Trump's re-election campaign to try to stop the US president playing his songs at campaign rallies, according to a lawsuit posted on the rocker's website.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/5 16:38:41

Science fiction with realistic themes increasingly popular among Chinese readers

Five science fiction works received 2020 Gravity Awards through voting by Chinese readers and the results were announced at the 78th World Science Fiction Convention. The books all focus on real issues.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 13:58:40

India's anti-China movies may trigger extreme nationalism: experts

Chinese observers and netizens are concerned Indian films are stirring up heated nationalism and anti-China sentiment with false and exaggerated plot not respecting the facts, after Indian actor-producer Ajay Devgn recently announced he will soon start casting for a movie about the border clash between China and India in the Galwan Valley.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 0:03:13