Chinese archaeologists found a bronze item with a rare round-shaped mouth in the 3rd pit of the ancient Sanxingdui Ruins site in Central China's Sichuan Province on Monday, which experts said it is the first bronze statue with the unique shape that was scientifically evacuated.
It takes more than a pandemic to slow down Daniel Barenboim, the legendary pianist and Middle East peace activist, who has been on stage for 71 years and says he is always ready to "start again from scratch."
Many Chinese people have complained that cinemas are no longer providing free 3D glasses, which affects their intention to watch movies in cinemas. Insiders said it was due to COVID-19 epidemic prevention requirements and also the need to reduce costs during a tough time for cinemas.
Chinese archaeologists have found a total of 30 human remains during the excavation of 32 ancient tombs at the Jinlan Temple site in Guangzhou, capital city of South China's Guangdong Province, the China News reported on Monday.
The winners of the 2021 British Academy Film Awards were announced on Sunday to the applause of Chinese netizens, who praised the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) for awarding Chinese filmmakers Chloe Zhao and Ang Lee.
A total of eight Chinese films will release in South Korea in 2021. Such a big number of Chinese films can be seen as a sign of an increased cultural communication between China and South Korea, but the previous dominance of the “Korean Wave” in the Chinese entertainment market will not happen again due to the improved Chinese film market, Chinese observers said on Monday.
The first TV series about China's PLA Rocket Force is set to air on Chinese satellite TV stations and streaming platform Youku starting Monday. The name of the drama Haoshoujiuwei, which literaly means "bugler in position," is a term that is widely used among PLA rocket force soldiers to warn others in the team that rockets will soon be launched.
US road movie Nomadland triumphed at the Bafta film awards on Sunday, with Chinese director Chloe Zhao's intimate portrayal of marginalized Americans winning in four categories including best film, best actress and best director.
More than 80 fine bronze mirrors dating to the Western Han Dynasty (206BC-AD25) were recently unearthed at a large-scale ancient tomb in Qinhan New City, the Xixian New Area of Northwest China's Shaanxi Province.
France's Louvre museum, the world's largest art museum, launched a Chinese version of its website on Saturday as well as a new database website providing information for 482,000 artworks and cultural relics in French and English.
Five new animal species of wild animals have been discovered in Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, sparking the excitement of Chinese netizens about the ecology of the region.
The recent news about a 13-year-old girl in China who spent around 700,000 yuan ($106,800) on ordering customized manga illustrations from an online illustrator has sparked hot discussion on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo. While some have seen this as a sign of a new emerging cultural trend, others call it an exploitation of young fans of the comics and animation world.
The 11th Beijing International Film Festival (BIFF) has been postponed from April to August, the festival announced on Saturday.
A middle school in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, has recently stirred up hot discussion on the internet with its newest facility: a room for students to vent their emotional stress.
China's nationwide reading campaign is proving successful and the country's sales channels for books are undergoing reform amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, experts and officials said at a conference held by the China Publishing Group Corporation (CPG) on Friday.
A gala featuring music and dance performances by the Beijing Performance & Arts Group was staged on Friday to mark the start of the 300-day countdown to the upcoming 2022 Beijing Winter Games.
China's victory over poverty is a story that needs to be remembered forever and the stories of the millions of people who took part in the country's poverty alleviation efforts should be shared with more people.
An intriguing exhibition showcasing Chinese artist Zhao Jie's multi-media artworks exploring the transcendence of the metaphor of "fish" kicked off in Shijiazhuang, North China's Hebei Province, on Thursday.
Rocks - an ode to multicultural London seen through the eyes of a joyful band of teenaged girls battling adversity through sisterhood - is an unexpected favorite at Sunday's Baftas.
Winter came and went, leaving millions disappointed by the ending and a generation of adolescent boys exhausted from over-stimulation.
Hollywood is getting more confident in the recovery of the US film market after Warner Bros' monster mash Godzilla vs. Kong scored huge box office returns in early April.
The Consumer Rights Protection Committee in East China's Jiangsu Province published a report on Wednesday that said it had discovered 1,465 examples of objectionable behavior that could be harmful to children in 21 Chinese and foreign cartoons broadcast in China such as Japan's Detective Conan and Ultraman Tiga.
"We can combine your request with our team's freely imagined ideas," reads a reply from a "creative script writing" service to Cho, a Jackson Yee fan who was unhappy with the ending the idol's character received in the popular film Better Days. With a payment from Cho, the service would provide her with a new "personalized" ending to the film.
The Brave Girls were losing courage just weeks ago, on the verge of breaking up and abandoning their dreams of K-pop stardom after years of going nowhere.
Africa's biggest film festival, initially scheduled to have run in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou in late February, will now take place in October, the government said Wednesday.
A French documentary has cast fresh doubts over the world's most expensive painting, the Salvator Mundi credited to Leonardo da Vinci, revealing a resulting diplomatic tussle between France and its Saudi owner.
Following the rise of livestreaming food shows called mukbang, Korean for "eating show," many streamers in China have jumped on the bandwagon to capitalize on the trend. Now this genre has developed its own "subfield" that focuses solely on alcohol consumption.
Every day after work, the most enjoyable thing for Beijinger Liu Jianran is to become a couch potato and watch some clips about the latest hit Chinese dramas on short video apps.
Retail shops across Greece, except for three regions with heavy epidemiological loads, reopened their doors to customers on Monday, after almost three months of closure due to a COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.
Following Marvel's move to film a live-action movie based on "Monkey King," the legendary hero of Chinese mythology Journey to the West, DC comics also announced on Tuesday that Monkey Prince, a new DC character with Asian heritage, will debut on May 11 through comic book stores and digital platforms.
It started as a hobby in the 1970s when a sea enthusiast fisher started to collect fish and different sea creatures he hunted in Turkey's seas.
Reality television star, influencer and business owner Kim Kardashian West is officially a billionaire, according to an estimate from Forbes, making her debut on the exclusive global list only one year after her younger sister Kylie Jenner fell off of it.
A Christian religion born in the Belgian Congo, the Kimbanguist Church, celebrated its 100th anniversary Tuesday in the holy town of Nkamba, joined by President Felix Tshisekedi.
An official Chinese trailer for Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet, the latest work in the much beloved Detective Conan animated film series, was released on Wednesday, revealing that the film will hit cinemas in the Chinese mainland on April 17, just a day after its Japanese release.
Young Chinese singer-songwriter Leah Dou is getting ready to take on a lead role for the first time in her film career in Bipolar, a new film set to hit cinemas on June 18.
A new live-action film based on an unreleased comic series by Stan Lee and Sharad Devarajan about China's "Monkey King" is set to be helmed by famed Hong Kong filmmaker John Woo, according to Variety.
Zhang Kunwei, a well-educated bachelor who graduated from Tsinghua University's top experimental computer science class, has recently become an internet sensation after his dating profile on Chinese networking platform Douban inspired netizens to discuss what makes a man worth marrying.
Since everything has returned to nearly normal in China, people have begun heading back to cultural venues such as cinemas and theaters just like before COVID-19. This was especially true to the Qingming Festival over the weekend. People were so hungry for art that all 8,000 tickets for La Traviata, the three-act opera by Giuseppe Verdi at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), sold out four days before the opera's premiere on Thursday.
British actress Thandie Newton says she is reverting to the original Zimbabwean spelling of her name, Thandiwe, after decades in Hollywood.
A new media exhibition at Beijing's Hongkun Museum of Fine Art is looking back at the relationship between human beings and fast-developing technologies through a number of artworks ranging from videos and installation works to video games made by young artists.
The Trial Of The Chicago 7 was judged 2021's best performance at the prestigious Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday - a verdict that strengthens the film's case for the Oscars later in April.
Chinese netizens gave thumbs-up to Barbadian pop superstar Rihanna after she attended a Stop Asian Hate march in New York on Monday.
As theaters in North America are hailing Hollywood monster mash Godzilla vs. Kong for setting the best pandemic box office record over the Easter weekend, Chinese feature film Sister, which tackles sibling relationships, quickly defeated Warner Bros' tentpole during China's Qingming Festival holiday.
US museums hit hard by the pandemic are selling paintings to bridge revenue gaps, with some going further and using the funds to diversify collections, but critics say the sales betray the institutions' mission of preserving artwork for the public.
Caroline Baron is wearing shoes she has not worn in a year and a big smile as she walks into The Shed, one of the few major venues in the US' cultural capital New York to begin hosting live performances again for the first time since March 2020.
Rege-Jean Page will not return for the second season of record-breaking Regency romance Bridgerton, Netflix said Friday, prompting howls of despair from fans of the dashing Duke of Hastings.
Despite late in afternoon, large crowds were still waiting in a queue in front of an art gallery in Istanbul to see the latest exhibition of the renowned Turkish contemporary artist Refik Anadol.
A new exhibition that shows the lifetime academic achievements of the renowned Chinese architect and urban planner Wu Liangyong has opened in Beijing on Wednesday.
Young Moroccan cartoonist Zainab Fasiki draws on a whiteboard in a Casablanca studio where she is holding a workshop that mixes art with a homegrown illustrated #MeToo campaign.
A bronze ding, a unique type of ancient Chinese cauldron, has recently become a social media star, intriguing netizens with its cartoonish bear-shaped legs and its ingenious design.
Chinese netizens noticed that South Korea's Shinsegae Duty Free removed all images of Jackson Wang, a Chinese member of South Korean boy band GOT7, who had recently become the store's spokesperson, from its Instagram account, while still keeping them on its official account on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo.
Chinese netizens are calling for five foreign trainees taking part in the hit Chinese variety show Chuang 2021 to “get off the show” after entertainment agencies Avex Group in Japan and RBW in South Korea became embroiled in a controversy concerning China's national sovereignty.
Brazilian TV is perhaps best known for its "telenovelas," but another kind of show has been captivating the country and holding a mirror up to its changing face for 21 seasons: reality franchise Big Brother Brazil.
Lupin, a French reboot set in postcard Paris, has made Omar Sy a global star and fulfilled a long-lost dream for Europeans: the confidence to take on Hollywood.
Chinese artist Han Chang has become the second winner of the Ingenuity of the Hand, an award founded by China and France cultural exchange organization Yishu 8 and the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation's Golden Phoenix fund to help support handcraft art.
A conference focusing on the development of China's "offline" bookstores in 2021 was held in Beijing on Tuesday.
The decision by China's Hong Kong TV station Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB) not to broadcast the 93rd Academy Awards reveals the station's political stance as well as an opposing position to the political views of the awards, Chinese film experts said on Tuesday.
It started with a recently released music video that sees the 21-year-old of "Old Town Road" fame give the devil a lap dance, which resulted in the Grammy winner exchanging disses with a sitting US governor who took issue with the seductive clip and began tweeting Bible verses at him.
Chinese director Lu Yang will create an expanded universe based on his fantasy hit A Writer's Odyssey, which brought in more than 1 billion yuan ($153 million) at the box office during the 2021 Chinese New Year season, according to film studio Huace Pictures on Monday.
Fantasy writer George R.R. Martin has signed a five-year deal with HBO, the studio said Monday, raising hopes among Game of Thrones fans for countless more adventures set among the dragons and warring families of Westeros.
Hundreds of flamingos wade past waste in the murky waters of the vast Sijoumi lagoon, a critical wetland in the heart of Tunisia's capital threatened by overexpansion.
For the upcoming Qingming Festival in China, going out for a nice meal is something people have been looking forward to for a year due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
An exhibition scrutinizing the teaching and research aspects of printmaking was launched in Beijing on Friday.
The world cultural heritage application for the Beijing Central Axis has entered into the home stretch as renovation work continues, according to a statement from the application team on Monday.
Abbily, a popular 19-year-old internet celebrity has attracted attention and support - by announcing that she is transgender. "Now, I'm officially a girl…" the star wrote on Sina Weibo on Sunday in a post that has received support from Chinese netizens and people of her fan community.
After more than 50 Chinese celebrities announced their support for Xinjiang cotton, more stars have begun joining promotional events to sell Chinese products made from Xinjiang cotton to provide more practical support to Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
The wall of a house in Torokorobougou, a district in the Malian capital Bamako, suddenly lights up as a black-and-white film starts to roll.
Jem Jenkins Jones was stuck at home in Wales for much of the year 2020 amid pandemic lockdowns but managed to fulfill a promise to her 10-year-old daughter to see the northern lights from Iceland and South Africa's game reserves - in virtual reality.
The 21st "Xiangshi," a Chinese folk market to welcome the season of spring, will kick off in Wuzhen, a small canal town and scenic spot in East China's Zhejiang Province, on Thursday.
A number of artworks created by Chinese artist Zhang Peili, who turns his body parts into 3D printed sculptures using fine materials such as "Michelangelo marble" and crystal, were revealed at the No.1 Jade River gallery in Beijing on Saturday.
US actor Jessica Walter, best known to modern audiences as the acerbic grandmother of cult comedy Arrested Development, has died aged 80, her agent told AFP Thursday.
Let there be light, and there was light. As an immersive exhibition storms Beijing's Yuyuantan Park, light transforms into an art form used to take visitors on a magic tour they won't soon forget.
New Korean War movie Bloody Nameless River will hit Chinese streaming giant iQIYI on Friday, coinciding with the upcoming Qingming Festival.
As COVID-19 vaccines continue to roll out and a container ship blocks the Suez Canal, here are some of the smaller, more unusual news stories you may have missed.
A bronze sculpture of Zhou Shuren, the great Chinese writer better known by his penname Lu Xun, was donated to the Beijing Language and Culture University on Friday to celebrate the founding of its new institution: The Lu Xun and World Culture Research Institute.
From a holy bronze tree to a gold mask, both unearthed at China's Sanxingdui Ruins, the Journey fashion show by Chinese designer Xiong Ying has arranged an East meets West trip at the ongoing China International Fashion Week in Beijing.
More than 30 Chinese celebrities including Wang Yibo, Jackson Wang, Zhang Yixing and Dilireba from the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, have been cutting ties with brands like Nike and Adidas to show support for cotton products from Xinjiang on Thursday in the wake of H&M's anti-Xinjiang cotton controversy.
An opera about the first female party member of the Communist Party of China, Miu Boying, and her husband He Mengxiong was staged at Beijing's National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
Finally, Godzilla vs. Kong, the latest blockbuster about Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros' Monsterverse, is set to hit big screens in the Chinese mainland on Friday, five days ahead of its North American release.
The metal plaques and sculptures that decorated the royal palace of the Kingdom of Benin between the 16th and 18th centuries are now scattered around European museums, after being looted by the British at the end of the 19th century.
A giant glass-like black object that was discovered by a local worker in Northeast China's Jilin Province has recently become an internet sensation because it is not some common glass object, but a piece of obsidian dating back to around 20,000 years ago.
The news that an unauthorized construction project at Beijing's Yuanmingyuan, or Old Summer Palace, has been order to be stopped began trending on Chinese social media on Thursday after China's cultural relics authority released a report on law enforcement patrols of national cultural relics in 2020. The news sparked anger among netizens, many of whom said that the park, which was razed to the ground by Anglo-French forces in 1860, should remain in its current destroyed state as a reminder of China's "national shame."
The 2021 Autumn/Winter Shanghai Fashion Week will kick off on April 6 to further energize the consumer market, said the Shanghai municipal commission of commerce on Monday.
The hubbub that descends each summer on a sleek exhibition hall in Basel, where collectors snap up art and hunt for hot-ticket new talent, is likely to be replaced this time by lines of socially distanced Swiss waiting for COVID-19 vaccines.
The inaugural Sustainability Index by the Business of Fashion magazine, the first to offer direct comparisons between the industry's top firms, found they were often falling far short of their ambitious declarations on going green.
Turn on, tune in and stay at home. That's what millions of music fans did in 2020, with a rise in subscription streaming leading global recorded music revenue growth of 7.4 percent.
A 52-year-old Indian lingerie model is pushing e-commerce firms to hire older women for their advertising campaigns, challenging what she says are the ageist norms in many companies.
Disney delayed Black Widow and multiple other superhero films and animated films Tuesday, dampening hopes of a swift recovery for US movie theaters that have only just reopened after a year's pandemic-mandated closure.
A new all-women talk show, Listen to me, has stirred up anticipation among netizens after the remaining members of the cast were announced on Wednesday.
As the world slowly begins to emerge from the global COVID-19 pandemic, the kingdom of Saudi Arabia seeks to reengage its population with cultural activities. Noor Riyadh - which translates from Arabic to "Light of Riyadh" - is a citywide light and art festival illuminating the Saudi capital of Riyadh for the next three months.
Chinese musical The Wings of Songs will hit big screens across China on Sunday, bringing the music traditions and legacies of Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region to moviegoers through a story about young people chasing their music dreams.
Jamie Foxx won an Oscar for his portrayal of singing legend Ray Charles. Now, he looks set to take on the life story of another iconic American - controversial boxing great Mike Tyson.
Leo pulls on a shiny, silver suit and places the helmet gingerly over his head before marching with the other budding astronauts toward their spaceship.
Netizens have been moved by the story of Rao Hongyin, a 24-year-old man who joined the People's Liberation Army (PLA) more than a decade after being saved by PLA soldiers following the devastating 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake. His decision to follow in the footsteps of those who saved him has touched netizens, many of whom say they feel he is carrying on their spirit.
To celebrate the World Water Day 2021 on Monday, China introduced its latest experience in water resource scientific management to developing countries and the international community with the release of an animated book on water education for youngsters.
Toshiko Ishii spent $180,000 renovating her traditional Japanese inn in expectation of a flood of tourists for the Tokyo Olympic Games, but now she won't be hosting a single overseas fan.
A new exhibition at the Today Art Museum in Beijing seeks to take visitors on a journey through the life of the US' legendary nanny-turned photographer Vivian Maier.
Tourists writhe their bodies to pumping techno beats on dance floors along Mexico's Caribbean coast - a magnet for people from around the world who want to party during a pandemic.
An advertisement on display in a subway car in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong Province, has recently received a flood of criticism since it depicts every type of domestic abuse just to give a friendly reminder: Construction workers need to keep safety in mind at work.
"After sleeping for 3,000 years, their awakening has shocked the world." Hundreds of cultural relics dating back to more than 3,000 years ago have been newly excavated from the Sanxingdui Ruins in Southwest China's Sichuan Province, stunning archaeologists and history buffs in China as well as the rest of the world.
Theater play A Dream Like a Dream will be performed in Wuhan on April 22 to pay homage to all the frontline medical workers in this hero city.
China's first hotel-like sex doll experience shop iile has once again become a popular topic following its opening two years ago to cater to the sexual needs of male workers at the Foxconn factory in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong Province.