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 ...

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

Group exhibition in Beijing highlights creative ideas of young artists

The Breeze and The Man-Made exhibition, which kicked off at Beijing's Hongkun Museum of Fine Art on Saturday, provides visitors the opportunity to look back on the evolution of man-made power production and contemplate the impact humanity has had on nature.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/20 18:08:41

Domestic-made movies to be screened as classes for Chinese Communist Party members

A new educational campaign, which aims to enlighten Chinese Communist Party members in Beijing through domestic-made movies, was launched on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/20 18:03:40

Chinese anti-epidemic TV drama to debut at end of month

Chinese anti-epidemic TV drama Zaiyiqi (Lit: Together) is set to debut during prime time on six TV stations and three streaming platforms in China on September 29.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/20 17:38:42

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

Spoof of Lady Gaga's new music video goes viral on Chinese social media

A Chinese blogger has gone viral with an unofficial comedic version of US singer Lady Gaga's new music video "911."
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/20 15:43:40

Chinese paleontologists discover oldest known animal sperm in Myanmar amber

A team of Chinese scientists based in Nanjing, East China's Jiangsu Province, have discovered the world's oldest known animal sperm inside a crustacean that was preserved in amber in Myanmar 100 million years ago.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/17 22:10:57

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

China's first documentary about its overseas peacekeeping forces to debut on Friday

The first-ever Chinese documentary film about China's first peacekeeping infantry battalion, Travel Blue Defensive Line, will release in theaters on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/17 20:03:40