Two pandas stuck in Calgary Zoo face food shortage

The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding told the Global Times on Monday that they are actively working to bring two giant pandas in the Calgary Zoo in Canada ...

Warning over UK theater closures due to virus lockdown

Britain's world-leading theater industry faces mass redundancies and venue closures because of the effect of the coronavirus lockdown, lawmakers said on Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/23 17:43:40

'Go ahead, make my day,' Clint Eastwood tells CBD retailers

Movie legend Clint Eastwood filed two lawsuits on Wednesday seeking millions of dollars in damages from CBD manufacturers and marketers that claimed or made it look like he endorsed their products.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/23 17:38:40

Witness in SS guard's trial speaks out to prevent history from repeating itself

The pyres of burning bodies in the forests around Nazi Germany's Stutthof concentration camp still haunt 93-year-old Marek Dunin-Wasowicz, a crucial witness in the trial of former SS guard Bruno Dey which is expected to close on Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/23 16:13:40

Italian agricultural exporters eye Chinese market

As Italy seeks to boost its agriculture sector and the "Made in Italy" brand as it relates to high-quality foodstuffs, analysts say the Chinese market is sure to play an extremely important role in the sector's recovery.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/23 13:28:41

California restaurant accused of turning away patrons wearing masks

A restaurant in northern California is in hot water following reports that its staff failed to wear masks and patrons were discouraged from using face coverings to protect against the coronavirus.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/23 13:28:40

Beijing's Old Summer Palace to 'live forever' in digital form

The administration office is cooperating with the College of Archeology and Museology of Peking University to digitalize two sites in the park, Yuanyingguan and Dashuifa sites, according to a Wednesday report from the China News Service.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/23 21:03:38

Natalie Portman, celebrities behind new women's pro soccer team

A group of celebrities led by Hollywood star Natalie Portman has founded a women's professional soccer team set to debut in 2022, the women's pro soccer league said Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/22 18:53:41

Twenty-seven ancient tombs discovered in NW China

A total of 27 ancient tombs dating to the Western Han Dynasty (206BC-AD25) have been discovered in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, the local cultural heritage administration announced on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/22 17:03:41

US comedian lip-synchs Trump into a punchline

She is quickly becoming the internet's favorite Donald Trump impersonator but Sarah Cooper does it without saying a word - preferring to let the US president she calls her "head writer" do the talking for her.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/22 16:38:40

Pop music show 'Mr Radio' returns with new model

The updated version of music talk show Mr Radio made a return on Wednesday on Chinese music platform QQ Music with a new model that combines livecasting and click on demand.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/22 15:58:42

When will Bollywood films return to China?

A remake of 2015 Indian thriller Drishyam is leading the box office in China, as the world's second-largest film market struggles to recover from being hit hard by the COVID-19 epidemic. The Chinese remake Sheep Without a Shepherd has earned more than 3 million yuan ($430,095) since Chinese mainland theaters reopened on Monday, despite competition from Hollywood hits such as Coco and China's Wolf Warrior 2.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/22 18:59:13

TV and film cultural communication between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan should not be hindered

The communication commission of the island of Taiwan has published a draft law aimed at blocking major Chinese mainland video platforms such as iQIYI to stop local residents from having access to the culture conveyed in these TV shows on these platforms.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/22 23:03:28

'The Three-Body Problem' becomes best-seller in Japan, reflects growing influence of Chinese science fiction

Multiple printings and rave reviews of the second novel of Chinese science fiction trilogy The Three-Body Problem have demonstrated the popularity of the work by Chinese author Liu Cixin among Japanese readers and industry insiders, as well as reflecting the growing international influence of Chinese science fiction.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/21 22:02:08