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 ...

Palace Museum's explosive new exhibition shows beauty of Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games

Exhibition Odyssey and Homecoming, which explores the Forbidden City and the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games, kicked off at the Palace Museum on Monday. A total of 180 artworks by artist Cai Guoqiang are on display to show off traditional Chinese culture and promote the Winter Olympic Games.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/16 21:58:41

National Ballet of China to ring in new year with 'La Bayadere'

With a challenging 2020 wrapping up and a hopeful 2021 approaching, the artists at the National Ballet of China (NBC) will present seasonal performances as New Year gifts for audiences.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/16 19:28:40

Boseman tipped for posthumous glory with Netflix's 'Ma Rainey'

Four months after his death shocked the world, trailblazing US actor Chadwick Boseman makes his heartbreaking, hotly Oscar-tipped final film appearance in 1920s blues drama Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/16 19:08:40

'Immortal Heritage' exhibition highlights connection between Chinese and French art

A new exhibition featuring a collection of artists from France's Académie des Beaux-Arts is highlighting French art at the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC).
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/16 18:08:42

China National Film Museum to host Spanish movie screening event

A series of Spanish films will be screened at the China National Film Museum as part of an ongoing international film screening project hosted by the museum and the Beijing New Film Association.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/16 18:08:40

Sundance unveils pandemic lineup, Redford son's final film

January 2021's Sundance will be the first major festival highlighting movies made during and about the coronavirus pandemic, as organizers Tuesday unveiled a lineup featuring the final film by co-founder Robert Redford's late son.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/16 18:03:40

New dance show by NBC to mark the 100th anniversary of CPC

China's top ballet company, the National Ballet of China will stage a new show, Yimeng, from December 26 to 28 at the Beijing Tianqiao Theater to commemorate the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Communist Party of China in 2021.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/15 18:48:41

Tony award? Opera to be staged about Britain's Blair

He once played guitar in a band called Ugly Rumours and hosted Britpop's leading lights in 10 Downing Street.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/15 18:48:40

Machu Picchu closes again over local train dispute

The Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, the crown jewel of Peru's tourist sites, closed its doors Monday for an indefinite period for security reasons amid protests by locals over train services, officials said.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/15 18:43:41

First China-US music school Tianjin Juilliard starts graduate classes amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Tianjin Juilliard School, the first performing arts institution in China to offer a US-accredited Master of Music degree, has kicked off its graduate courses amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The graduate program brings together 39 graduate students from 11 countries around the world, including South Korea and Canada, to the school, which was co-founded by The Juilliard School in New York and the Tianjin Conservatory of Music.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/15 18:28:41

Chinese TV industry jumps on the Boys' Love bandwagon after adaptations see success

Many web novels about romances between two men are being adapted into TV dramas that will be shot or aired in 2021. This follows the recent trend reflecting the rise in popularity of the Boy's Love (BL) literature genre and the resulting TV adaptations following the huge success of the 2019 hit drama The Untamed.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/15 18:23:41

World's oldest known rice fields discovered in East China

The site of ancient rice fields in East China's Zhejiang Province was confirmed on Monday by local archaeology authorities to be the earliest known cultivated rice fields in the world. Chinese experts say the site, which dates back to 7,000 years ago, is also the largest ever prehistoric rice field site and an important resource for researching the region's history.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/15 17:43:40

Top Chinese idol raises ire of netizens with short video featuring song with explicit sexual content

Wang Yi Bo, a 23-year-old Chinese idol with more than 36 million fans on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo, published a stylish short video on Sunday that quickly became the target of criticism for his choice to use a song whose lyrics feature highly sexualized content as the background music.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/14 21:37:20