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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 ...

Crown of late US rapper Biggie sells for $595,000 at hip hop auction

A plastic crown worn by rapper Biggie during a photoshoot just days before his murder sold at auction for $594,750 in New York on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/17 19:33:40

London Fashion Week opens with online focus

London Fashion Week kicks off on Thursday with a livestreamed show from Burberry but without the hordes of industry insiders, A-listers and journalists who usually flock to it from around the world.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/17 19:28:40

South Sudan citizens decry skyrocketing prices of basic commodities

South Sudan's citizens on Monday decried skyrocketing prices of basic commodities like food due to a deteriorating economic situation.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/17 17:33:40

Japanese dining chain curries favor with Indian market

One of Japan's most popular restaurant chains is embarking on what could become one of the all-time crowning achievements of salesmanship - selling curry to India.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/17 17:28:41

Moroccan village riffs on guitar great Hendrix's visit to country

Some claim to have seen him, others to have spoken with him - 50 years after guitar legend Jimi Hendrix's untimely death, a village on Morocco's Atlantic coast pulsates with his memory.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/17 16:33:40

2020 Beijing Documentary Week to screen 50 films

The 4th Beijing Documentary Week kicked off on Tuesday at the Beijing TV Centre. The goal of the week-long event is to review the past year's efforts of documentary films in China and support the development of the Chinese documentary industry.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/17 10:28:40

Infographic: The truth about 'Mulan'

Since its release in the Chinese mainland on Friday, Disney's Mulan has been stuck at the center of controversy. Various commentators, many jokingly comparing the film to General Tso's Chicken, have been analyzing Disney's steps throughout the film's production and release from various perspectives in order to understand what went wrong and what the company did right. The biggest issue surrounding the film centers on its failure to understand China's culture, values and people.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/16 20:13:41

International art park in Chengdu emerges as a new must-see spot

Since the Sobre la Armonía public art park opened to the public in 2019, this artistic land in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, has become a new must-see spot that has been praised for its contemporary spirit.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/16 22:38:27

Beijing Poly Auction exhibition tours to Shanghai

China's auction house Beijing Poly Auction will be holding an exhibition in Shanghai on Friday and Saturday as part of activities celebrating its 15th anniversary.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/16 18:58:40

Four debut novels make 2020 Booker Prize shortlist

Four debut novelists were on Tuesday shortlisted alongside Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga and Ethiopian-American Maaza Mengiste for the Booker Prize for best English-language fiction, to be awarded in November.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/16 18:28:40

Amazon signs up Bollywood superstar Bachchan

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan will be the first Indian celebrity to lend his voice to Amazon's Alexa digital assistant starting in 2021, as the Silicon Valley giant expands its presence in the massive market.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/16 18:23:40

Forum discussing future of live-streaming industry held in Northeast China's Jilin

The second Chinese Internet Celebrity Event in Jilin, a forum discussing the future of the live-streaming industry, was held in Changchun, Northeast China's Jilin Province on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/16 16:18:40

Aircraft mechanic stuns Chinese netizens with self-taught English speaking skills

A short video of a Chinese aircraft maintenance engineer speaking English with a descent British accent has gone viral on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/15 22:00:50