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 ...

Report shows more than half of musicians in China earned no income from music

The 2020 Chinese Musician Report, an annual report that was published on Monday, has revealed the stark dilemma facing musicians in China: more than 50 percent of them have earned zero income from music in 2020.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/23 23:45:59

Japanese zoo asks public to name its new panda cub

In November, giant panda Liang Bang gave birth to her baby cub in Japan. Now, a month later, the zoo is turning to the world for a name for the female cub. Adventure World, the zoo where the cub was born, has recently launched a webpage open to worldwide baby name suggestions.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/23 19:33:39

Chinese fans' attempts to further their idols' careers through 'bribes' will poison young people's values: opinion

Luxurious perfumes, bags and even thin bars of gold… It seems that Chinese fans are more than willing to spend their hard-earned money helping their idols stay on good terms with the hosts and staff of some variety shows that have throughout China's entire entertainment industry.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/23 19:12:07

Bookstores expand into China's rural areas, help lift locals from 'cultural poverty'

While some feel that bookstores are fading away, one Chinese bookstore has found new life by marching into rural areas and ethnic minority regions in China, bringing colorful cultural life and higher incomes to local residents.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/23 18:03:39

Tom Hanks saddles up for first Western in 'News of the World'

It's taken Tom Hanks more than 35 years to make his first Western, so when he finally got on a horse and into a shootout, he wanted to make sure that the movie had something special to say to audiences.
Source: Reuters | 2020/12/23 17:28:39

Documentary celebrates Egypt's female weight lifters

On a busy street corner in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, an open-air training camp for female weight lifters has been inspiring women to reach the top of the sport for two decades - smashing taboos in the process.
Source: Reuters | 2020/12/23 17:23:40

Chinese artist combines art, the Great Wall and augmented reality

A Chinese artist is experimenting with releasing his newest artworks by using the latest augmented reality (AR) technology at the Great Wall of China. Gao Xiaowu, a young artist well-known for his creative installations, is using AR to realize his art approach through his new Shared Environment series.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/23 14:03:39

Argentine film screening to end International Film Festival at China National Film Museum

Argentine films have always been an important part of the map of the world's film industry. The ongoing International Film Festival hosted by the China National Film Museum and Beijing New Film Association kicked off a new section for Argentinan films on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/23 11:38:39

New exhibition focuses on creative visualization of art documents and research

An exhibition held in Beijing consisting of seven independent sections arranged by seven curators and researchers from the academic team at the Taikang Space gallery kicked off in Beijing on December 10.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/23 10:53:39

'The Rescue' brings Chinese bravery to big screens in China

After throwing away its original plan to hit big screens in the Chinese mainland on Chinese New Year's Day back in January, the much-anticipated action adventure film The Rescue finally made its cinema debut on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/22 22:47:54

Fans of movie star Jackson Yee donate hair to cancer patients to promote idol's upcoming film

A public charity event aimed at getting people to donate their hair to people who have been diagnosed with cancer was launched by a fan club dedicated to Chinese star Jackson Yee on Monday , warming the hearts of many Chinese netizens on social media.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/22 21:59:37

111 film industry insiders sign letter calling two famous filmmakers 'plagiarists'

Famous but controversial TV producer-screenwriter Yu Zheng and film director Guo Jingming were highlighted in a joint letter signed by 111 Chinese film and TV industry insiders who pledged to boycott the two for plagiarizing other authors' works.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/22 20:10:11

Christmas films finally show same-sex couples

When Jonathan Bennett's agent called about a leading romantic part in a new Christmas movie, the actor's first reaction was "Great, who's the girl?"
Source: AFP | 2020/12/22 19:23:40