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 ...

Viral TikTok concept celebrating 'Ratatouille' becomes virtual musical

The pandemic has shuttered concert halls around much of the globe, but that hasn't stopped musical theater aficionados from flexing their creative muscles - on TikTok, of course.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/14 19:48:40

Supporting reducing poverty, leveraging forward-looking digital strategy

China has accomplished its poverty alleviation target as scheduled against the backdrop of a gloomy global economy severely hammered by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a multinational pharmaceutical company deeply engaged in the China market for 35 years, Xian Janssen Pharmaceutical Ltd (Xian Janssen) has participated in the extraordinary process with unremitting endeavor to promote public health.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/14 19:38:41

Curtain closes on college student esports festival

The first Beijing International College Student Esports Festival came to an end on Saturday with an awards ceremony held in the capital.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/14 19:38:40

Without fresh releases, 'The Croods 2' claims victory again in NA

Universal's animated adventure The Croods: A New Age led another quiet weekend at the domestic box office. The film generated $3 million in its third weekend of release, bringing its total to $24.1 million.
Source: Reuters | 2020/12/14 19:33:40

Word of Year 2020 lists show connections between cultures of the world

"People first, lives first," "pandemic," "quarantine," "face masks"… Without a doubt the COVID-19 pandemic has dominated the word of the year lists in every country in the world, which Chinese experts say is a rare example of a shared situation building a connection between every human being in the world.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/14 17:26:48

Spy thriller author John le Carre dies

John le Carre, the British writer best known for his Cold War espionage novels Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and The Spy Who Came In From The Cold, has died aged 89, his agent said Sunday.
Source: AFP-Global Times | 2020/12/14 16:28:40

Documentary on children who escape poverty through baseball gets rave reviews

Since it hit Chinese mainland cinemas on Friday, Chinese sports documentary Touch Out has been getting rave reviews and high marks from audiences with its story about a group of young boys from poor families who are able to change their lives through baseball.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/14 16:23:40

First China-US music school Tianjin Juilliard starts graduate program 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 | 2020/12/14 15:33:40

Documentary about the brutal murder of Chinese student Zhang Yingying releases NA trailer

Finding Yingying – a feature-length documentary about Zhang Yingying, a 26-year-old Chinese student who was brutally murdered by a former physics graduate student at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in the US – announced that it is on virtual cinemas in North America since Friday with the release of the film's new English trailer.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/13 23:08:26

Russian war film 'T-34' gets positive reviews from Chinese netizens

Russian war film T-34, about the World War II-era Soviet medium tank used during the defense of the Soviet Union, received high marks and many positive reactions from Chinese audiences for its battle scenes after its release in Chinese mainland theaters on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/13 22:02:51

Stage version of 'Battle on Shanggangling Mountain' kicks off National Drama Show Season

A theater drama version of the film Battle on Shangganling Mountain, Shangganling, kicked off the month-long National Drama Show Season with a performance at Beijing's Poly Theater on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/13 18:18:43

NAMOC exhibition showcases artwork of Chinese artist Song Yuelin

A number of watercolor and ink paintings from Chinese artist Song Yuelin are on display at the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) as part of an exhibition reviewing the artist's East-meets-West art career.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/13 18:13:43

Flamenco dancer's performance a balm for pandemic-weary souls

Music and dance as a healing balm for pandemic-weary souls is what Spain's Joaquin Cortes had in mind for his new show that opens this Christmas ahead of a global tour.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/13 18:13:41