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S.Korea's first female anchor makes waves in male-dominated industry

Under gleamingly bright studio lights, Lee So-jeong reads straight from a teleprompter, rehearsing her lines ahead of the primetime newscast for South Korea's national public broadcaster, KBS.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/20 18:18:40

Fashion Week hit by Chinese no-show over virus fears

Milan Fashion Week kicked off Tuesday overshadowed by the coronavirus outbreak, with thousands of Chinese designers, buyers and journalists ditching the event.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/19 18:58:40

Trainees of Chinese reality show 'Youth With You 2' start popularity battles by releasing introduction videos

Chinese reality show Youth With You Season 2 has been releasing introduction videos for its trainees on Sina Weibo since Monday, creating a battle for popularity among participants.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/18 16:46:45

Star Lena Dunham's catwalk debut kick-starts London Fashion Week

British style icon Vivienne Westwood unveiled her latest offerings and US actress Lena Dunham made a catwalk debut as London Fashion Week got underway Friday under the shadow of the novel coronavirus epidemic.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/16 17:51:44

IELTS, TOEFL cancelation amid epidemic won't dampen overseas study hope of Chinese students: consultants

IELTS China announced the cancelation of all its tests scheduled for March and will process the refund, a move to address concerns of safety and health of all the examinees in the wake of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pneumonia, said a statement on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/15 14:03:40

Chinese netizens turn to prayer in the fight against novel coronavirus

Amid the ongoing epidemic of novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP), Chinese netizens have turned to various means, including Taoist and Buddhist rituals to pray at home for the end of the deadly epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/13 20:43:41

Dreamers and Dracula as New York Fashion Week draws to a close

AFP wraps up the latest highlights from New York Fashion Week.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/13 18:43:18

Foreign artists in China adapt Michael Jackson song to support fight against coronavirus

Cuban singer Alina Coya Cruz, 28, felt happy when she heard from her family on Tuesday night that the version of Michael Jackson's song “You Are Not Alone” made by her and other foreign artists living in China was played on a Cuban television program.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/12 22:41:51

British comedic actor shows his support for China by choosing to remain in locked down Wuhan, Hubei Province amid coronavirus outbreak

Mr. Pea, an impersonator of Mr. Bean from UK, has chosen to stay in Wuhan, Hubei Province and stand together with the city despite the fact it is the epicenter of the current novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP) outbreak. In a recent video, he sent his best wishes to the Chinese people.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/12 21:07:45

Chinese videos games offering players staying at home amid novel coronavirus outbreak special romantic events for Valentine's Day

Love and Producer, a popular Chinese romance sim, broke into the trending list on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo on Tuesday after announcing it would be providing a special Valentine's Day-themed exploration storyline from Thursday to February 23.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/12 21:03:07

Soprano Anna Netrebko, songwriter Diane Warren win Polar prize

Sweden's Polar Music Prize was Tuesday awarded jointly to Russian-born star soprano Anna Netrebko and US hit-song writer Diane Warren.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/12 19:47:59

Oscar wins for 'Parasite' spark hope for Asian films

Oscars 2020 topped the trending list on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo on Monday with more than 10 billion views and more than 5 million posts. South Korean thriller Parasite's historic victory at the awards also sparked heated online discussions in China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/10 17:38:41

Phoenix: Hollywood's anti-hero seals stardom with 'Joker'

Enigmatic A-lister Joaquin Phoenix won the best actor Oscar on Sunday for his anti-hero role in dark comic book tale Joker, capping an unpredictable and often uncomfortable rise to Hollywood stardom.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/10 17:33:07

Chinese netizens reminisce about late NBA star Kobe Bryant and his 'mamba mentality' following Oscars tribute

Filmmakers and pop stars paid tribute to Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash on January 26, at the Oscars on Sunday night, which ignited a new wave of remembrance on Chinese social media.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/10 16:21:22

Female workers on the frontline of fight against novel coronavirus

The frontline of the novel coronavirus outbreak hasn't lacked female representation. These women are doctors, military medics, scientists, researchers, train attendants, flight attendants and event workers at the construction site for Huoshenshan Hospital, which was built within 10 days to help in the battle against the virus in Central China's Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/9 18:28:40

Sinologists and ambassadors send best wishes to Chinese people amid novel coronaviruspneumonia

At the invitation of Chinese Culture Translation and Studies Support Network, around 30 sinologists, ambassadors to China and foreign experts from various countries released videos in which they extended their blessings and best wishes to the people of China to show their support during the fight against the novel coronavirus pneumonia(NCP).
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/9 16:31:05

YouTubers capitalizing on public fear of novel coronavirus condemned

Some little-known video creators are trying to attract more followers and make a profit by producing and publishing unprofessional or even fake content on YouTube. Their actions are being condemned by some as trying to make a "viral fortune."
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/5 18:25:29

Long snubbed, women of rap break old molds and claim their due

Long stereotyped as a boys' club, not least for its braggadocious lyrics and objectification of women, the rap world has seen a bevy of female stars reclaim their space.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/5 17:48:40