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 ...

Art Beijing expo uplifts people's spirit with 'Discovery' exhibition

Art Beijing, one of China's prominent art expos, is hosting an exhibition to mark the year 2020, the festival's 15th anniversary. The occasion was originally scheduled to be celebrated with a grand expo in May and October, but Art Beijing had to scale back these ambitious plans due to the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/20 16:58:40

Graffiti explodes across pandemic-era New York

Graffiti - part of New York's history for over 50 years - is flourishing during the coronavirus pandemic, a sign of decadence for some, but vitality for others.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/20 16:58:39

'Moving Utopia' reveals Chinese artists' attitude toward beauty

A new exhibition at the Art Factory in Beijing's 798 Art Zone presents dialogues between contemporary and traditional art, the East and West as well as art and technology through a number of artworks from different generations of artists.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/20 16:53:39

In Lebanon, people turn to laughter to combat trauma

Lebanese comedians are bringing relief and defying taboos with jokes about dating, partying during the pandemic - and how even drug dealers are considering leaving the crisis-hit country.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/20 16:48:39

Guangzhou hosts sculpture and public art forum

The Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in South China's Guangdong Province hosted a five-day-long academic week which included a series of forums, lectures and exhibitions for researchers and artists.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/20 16:43:39

Marxist education and ideology strengthened in Shanghai

Marxist education and ideology is being further strengthened in Shanghai with dozens of scholars and teachers from Shanghai's educational institutions being awarded or funded for research into Marxist theory teaching on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/17 23:34:06

Chinese university gains global attention for combining intangible cultural heritage skills with technology

Could you ever imagine that you are able to learn the valuable Chinese intangible cultural heritage embroidery skills by just wearing an electronic sensing device on your head and wrist?
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/17 21:06:07

China's Tai Chi won UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage

Congratulations! China's Tai Chi has been included in the UNESCO Representative List of Human Intangible Cultural Heritage, China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/17 20:56:39

Launch of video game rating system prompts calls for film rating system along similar lines

A draft on the video game content rating system has been introduced on Wednesday under the guidance of China's National Press and Publication Administration, which Chinese experts said is a good move for the sound development of children as well as for the internalization of the Chinese games market.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/17 20:19:52

How the COVID-19 epidemic changed the way Chinese people live

When people around the world welcomed the new year of 2020, none of them imagined they would spend a whole year in the shadow of the coronavirus. The rapid spread of the virus changed the way people work, socialize, dine, exercise, seek entertainment, and even get married. To avoid being infected, people wear face masks and practice social distancing, while noisy parties and screaming concerts are deemed too dangerous and banned in many parts of the world. As this special year comes to a close, we take a look at how the epidemic has changed life.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/17 18:45:31

Japan's wasabi producers seek to expand market amid coronavirus

If you've eaten sushi, you might assume you've tried wasabi. But chances are it was an artificial version that Japanese growers say is a world away from their "green gold."
Source: AFP | 2020/12/17 11:58:40

Chinese top idol Wang Yuan acts in patriotic stage play, wins back people's hearts following smoking incident

Wang Yuan (Roy Wang), a popular Chinese teen icon who still has more than 80 million fans on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo despite a previous smoking scandal, made his stage play debut on Saturday in The National Anthem. In the play, Wang plays Nie Er, the well-respected Chinese music composer who produced China's national anthem “March of the Volunteers.”
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/16 22:28:31

Concert dedicated to China's 'Marital Saint' Guan Yu debuts at NCPA in Beijing

A large-scale symphony orchestra concert about the heroic historical figure Guan Yu was held at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Beijing on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/16 22:26:49