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Chinese adaptation of BL web novel promotes China's traditional Peking Opera

Chinese web drama Winter Begonia, an adaptation of a popular Boys' Love (BL) web novel, has earned high marks among TV viewers in China for its efforts to promote the traditional culture of Peking Opera.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/26 16:03:42

Apocalypse delayed? 'Walking Dead' finale postponed by virus

When will this apocalypse finally be over?
Source: AFP | 2020/3/26 15:48:41

Actor Tom Hanks 'better' after virus quarantine Down Under

Hollywood megastar Tom Hanks said he and his wife Rita Wilson were on the mend Monday, after two weeks in hospital and self-isolation with the coronavirus.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/24 16:58:41

Trainees on Chinese reality show 'Youth With You' accused of plagiarism

Two trainees on Chinese reality show Youth With You have been accused of plagiarizing the dance moves of other stars, earning them the condemnation of Chinese netizens.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/23 21:08:40

Streaming services compete

Disney+ is about to expand its streaming service to Europe just as large swathes of the continent are locked down because of the coronavirus.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/22 16:58:40

Second season of drama 'Well-Intended Love' comes to an end

The second season of Sohu TV's streaming drama Well-Intended Love ended on Thursday, kicking off a hot topic about its stars Xu Kaicheng, Yi Bochen and Wang Shuang on Chinese social media.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/19 17:58:41

France's beloved TV anchor forced off air by novel coronavirus

As France went into strict lockdown Tuesday, its most reassuring face on television was forced off the screen by the coronavirus.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/18 16:23:40

'The Plot Against America' goes for daring Trump parallel

US author Philip Roth certainly could never have imagined Donald Trump's presidency when he wrote The Plot Against America.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/18 15:38:40

Chinese fans welcome return of S.Korean period zombie series 'Kingdom' as they stay home amid COVID-19 pandemic

The second season of Kingdom, Netflix's first original South Korean series, was released on the platform on Friday. The series has become a favorite of many Chinese who have had to stay at home amid the COVID-19 pandemic due to its zombie horror theme.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/18 20:18:12

Global premiere of second season of Chinese idol competition show 'Youth With You' wins hearts of netizens

The performances of mentors including Lisa from South Korean girl group BlackPink and Chinese singer Cai Xukun as well as trainees on the second season of Chinese idol competition show Youth With You have Chinese netizens clamoring for more.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/15 16:58:40

Chinese netizens send best wishes to Tom Hanks and his wife after couple tested positive for coronavirus

Chinese netizens expressed concern and sent their best wishes after famous US actor Tom Hanks announced that he and his wife had tested positive for coronavirus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/12 17:33:40

Hollywood rapist Harvey Weinstein jailed for 23 years

Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault Wednesday, capping a sensational downfall for the once-powerful producer in a landmark case for the #MeToo movement.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/12 15:53:40

Shame on those who try to take down 'Mulan' by spoiling the plot for others

Even though it has been eight months since actress Liu Yifei expressed her support for Hong Kong police on Sina Weibo and was attacked by radical netizens who support the illegal protests in Hong Kong, some protestors in the city are still daydreaming about taking down Disney's upcoming blockbuster Mulan, in which Liu plays the starring role.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/12 18:53:40

Publisher cancels Woody Allen's memoir after backlash

A leading publisher on Friday scrapped plans to release the autobiography of filmmaker Woody Allen, who has long been accused of molesting his daughter, following an outcry and a staff walkout.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/8 19:53:41

How irrational fans ruined fan fiction site AO3 and their idol too

It is a known fact that a star can only stay popular in China as long as they have a great number of devoted and loyal fans who can create for them sky-high traffic numbers on social media. However, in the case of Chinese star Xiao Zhan, it turns out that his followers have ended up causing him considerable trouble in both China and abroad.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/8 19:48:40

Streaming titans seek passage to India for new growth

Netflix and Amazon are battling a dizzying array of homegrown outfits, from Bollywood producers to broadcasters, for dominance of India's streaming market, a key target as growth in Western countries slows.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/5 16:13:40

New body image trend promotes a sick value of beauty

A new China body image trend is sweeping Chinese social media after a Chinese actress launched a new collarbone challenge, which is standing a lipstick container on her collarbone, on her Sina Weibo account.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/3/4 1:31:20

Largest fanfic platform inaccessible in China after fans report 'erotic' work

A global fanfic platform is currently inaccessible in China after a popular actor's fans rushed to report "erotic" works modeled on the actor, claiming to be combatting pornography and protecting their idol from humiliation. It provoked a big backlash among the public, with some criticizing the fans for damaging artistic freedom.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/3/3 1:17:11