Many Chinese young people turn to 'Selected Works of Mao Zedong' to find answers

A discussion group reading Selected Works of Mao Zedong together has been formed on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo, where netizens pick out and post their favorite content from the book ...

UK libraries fall victim to funding cuts amid coronavirus pandemic

For veteran librarian Fergus Wilde, his favorite place in Chetham's Library in Manchester, the oldest free public reference library in the English-speaking world, is the row of study areas that feature within its ancient medieval walls.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/27 17:43:40

Salon shares about international style of Tongzhou district, China's capital city's sub-center

Chinese scholars, internet celebrities and businessmen gathered together for an international salon on Friday in Beijing's Tongzhou district, the capital city's sub-center to discuss its international styles.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/27 17:43:39

Chinese reality show sparks controversy for blurring Christmas elements in latest episode

Chinese hit reality show Who's the Murderer, a detective series produced by Chinese streaming platform Mango TV, has sparked controversy on China's social media after pixilating all elements relating to Christmas in its latest episode released online on Thursday, Christmas eve.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/25 1:49:58

Kant's ethics suck! Chinese philosophy scholar faces criticism for controversial article title

Calling German philosopher Immanuel Kant's ethics “terribly poor,” Chinese philosophy scholar Han Dongping has become the target of criticism for an article with a bold yet somewhat overweening title.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/24 23:27:03

Love or House: Hong Kong TVB drama earns thumbs up from mainland netizens for its realistic portrayal of the city's housing crisis

A Hong Kong drama on TVB has recently earned rave reviews on Chinese mainland social media for its true-to-life representation of the difficulties Hong Kong's expensive housing market poses for single's looking for love and married couples wanting to start a family.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/24 19:18:39

New exhibition to shine at Ocean Flower Island Museum in Hainan

An exhibition will bring more than 140 artworks from 80 international artists to the island province of Hainan in 2021, the exhibition's curators announced on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/24 18:08:40

Short video platform WeSee establishes project for micro-length content for mobile devices

WeSee, the short video platform from Chinese media giant Tencent, will weigh in on micro-length content such as 1- to 3-minute-long dramas shot to fit phones in portrait mode and support for user-generated content through the platform's Mars Project, said Li La, a vice general manger of Tencent's short video business on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/24 18:08:40

'Wonder Woman 1984' a test for pandemic-torn Hollywood

Each time she wields her lasso, the stakes are high. But with the release of Wonder Woman 1984 on Christmas Day, the world's biggest female superhero could alter the future of blockbuster movies.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/24 18:03:39

After catastrophic year, Bollywood hopes for a 2021 comeback

The dancers stopped strutting on Bollywood film sets in 2020 as the Indian film industry struggled to find any spring in its step during a disastrous year.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/24 17:23:40

Double-edged sword: Chinese vloggers introduce abandoned ancient tombs to public, but risk damaging these valuable cultural relics

Armed with his cell phone and a searchlight, a man walks along a dark paved path leading to a tomb. This is not a scene from a TV drama or a film, but the content of a short video that has been viewed millions of times. This video and others like it have sparked major concern in China about the threat people looking to go viral pose to the country's cultural relics.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/24 15:23:39

Zimbabwean beetle makes a seasonal snack

Earnmore Chikavaza takes a mouthful of fried beetles and munches happily, downing the crunchy snack with a mouthful of water.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/24 15:18:39

"The Rescue" continues to lead Chinese mainland box office

Chinese movie "The Rescue" continued to lead the mainland box office chart with a daily box office of 30.38 million yuan (about 4.65 million US dollars) Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/24 15:09:39

Delivery-only restaurants flourish during pandemic

You can't eat there or collect your meal. But so-called ghost kitchens, which only prepare food for delivery, are booming in the US during the pandemic.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/24 13:28:39