Exotic mooncakes delight taste buds during Mid-Autumn Festival

Like most people in China, mooncake is a must for Wang Qiong during the Mid-Autumn Festival, which is usually marked by family reunions, enjoying the full moon and eating the delicacy.

HK TVB produced documentary on Chinese mainland's poverty alleviation efforts big hit

A rare sight on Hong Kong television networks, a Hong Kong produced documentary series about poverty alleviation in the Chinese mainland has won high praise from viewers in both Hong Kong and the mainland.

  • Netflix dominates Emmys with 'Crown' sweep and 'Queen's Gambit' win

    Streaming giant Netflix dominated the Emmys on Sunday, finally winning television's biggest prizes with The Crown and The Queen's Gambit and bagging an all-time record-equaling awards haul at a scaled-down ceremony.

    By AFP | 2021/9/21 17:23:39
  • Shandong hosts online exhibition of its rich cultural heritage

    East China's Shandong Province hosted an online exhibition of the region's rich cultural heritage on Thursday as part of its efforts to introduce the Mid-Autumn Festival to overseas audiences. The exhibition - the performances of which were recorded in Jinan, capital city of Shandong, and six overseas countries including South Korea, Japan, Russia and Germany - features the province's folk art and performances as well as culture showcases from overseas Chinese.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/21 14:57:54
  • Nigeria eyes July 2022 for German repatriation of looted bronzes

    Nigeria has agreed with Germany for hundreds of artifacts stolen during colonial times to be returned from July 2022 and is negotiating with other museums to repatriate more, an official said on Tuesday.

    By AFP | 2021/9/16 19:03:39
  • 'Our Times' focuses on young people's difficult journey to success in the 1990s

    A new TV series starring Wu Lei and Hou Minghao is taking audiences back to the 1990s, a time when millions of Chinese people were working hard to achieve a better life amid tremendous social and economic changes in China.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/16 19:02:23
  • Special Book Award of China issued to Irish writer for the first time

    Professor Jerusha Hull McCormack, an Irish writer and expert on China, has won the Special Book Award of China, making her the first Irish winner of the annual award since it was established in 2005, the Chinese Embassy in Ireland said on Tuesday.

    By Xinhua | 2021/9/16 18:53:41
  • Arts festival in North China seeks to promote B&R

    Entering the grand Silk Road International Cultural Exchange Center, though people are required to wear face masks, you can still hear the sound of giggling and laughing as both the young and the old enjoy the fantastic performances at the Belt and Road and the Great Wall International Folk Culture and Arts Festival 2021.

    By Chen Xi in Langfang | 2021/9/16 18:53:40
  • New exhibition shows the artistic side of the everyday teapot

    The humble teapot, not only is it a practical everyday utensil, but it can also be a stunning work of art.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/16 18:33:42
  • Universal Studios Beijing's 'employee' Megatron becomes favorite on Chinese social media

    Can you imagine the villain Megatron, nemesis of the Autobot leader Optimus Prime, chatting non-stop? Can you imagine a giant-sized Decepticon who tried to take over the world talking about small household affairs with a human being?

    By Ji Yuqiao | 2021/9/15 23:13:45
  • New York celebrates return of hit shows

    Famous Broadway celebrated the return of some of its biggest musicals on Tuesday after an 18-month coronavirus shutdown, a landmark moment in New York's post-pandemic recovery.

    By AFP | 2021/9/15 18:43:40
  • New streaming drama focuses on China's rural revitalization

    A new streaming drama On The Way to Hope, which focuses on China's rural revitalization efforts hit China's streaming giant Tencent Video on Wednesday.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/15 18:38:40
  • 'Bling-bling' chef Jean Imbert shakes up gastro world at Paris palace restaurant

    Jean Imbert has one of the trickiest jobs in France - not only taking over from the country's most decorated chef at one of its fanciest restaurants, but also proving himself to some of the sniffiest food critics on the planet.

    By AFP | 2021/9/15 18:38:39
  • Lao Pu, a thinker of Chinese art

    Lao Pu, born in Beijing in 1955, was admitted to the Chinese Painting Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1978, and he was admitted to the first doctoral program of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2002.

    By special | 2021/9/15 18:03:39
  • China Publishing Group to promote international cooperation at BIBF

    China Publishing Group will host a forum on Thursday during the 28th Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF), which kicked off on Tuesday, in order to boost international cooperation and the Chinese market.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/15 17:17:28
  • Chinese chef introduces traditional cuisine, food culture in Istanbul

    Shen Hu, a Chinese chef, arrived in Turkey's biggest city Istanbul from China in 2005 to introduce his delicious meals and his country's food culture to the Turkish people.

    By Xinhua | 2021/9/15 10:18:39
  • Lil Nas X, Olivia Rodrigo clean up at MTV Video Music Awards

    A stacked slate of artists lit up MTV's 40th annual Video Music Awards on Sunday, returning in full force to Brooklyn's Barclays Center after 2020's scaled-back pandemic show.

    By AFP | 2021/9/14 18:58:40
  • CAFA announces winners for children's artworks competition

    The Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), China's top fine arts academy, announced the winners of its children's calligraphy and artworks competition on Saturday as part of its efforts to promote children's art education.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/14 18:58:39
  • Xiangshan Museum collects Jun wares of master Kong Xiangqing

    The Xiangshan Museum of the Founding of New China in Beijing has added two new items to its collection: two Jun ware porcelains from Chinese handicraft master Kong Xiangqing.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/14 18:53:39
  • French woman shares her story in China in new book

    Have you ever tried to sing the traditional Chinese opera Kunqu, or Kunqu Opera, in another language while still keeping its original flavor and spirit? Well, that's exactly what 26-year-old French woman Alice Roche has been doing.

    By Chen Xi | 2021/9/14 18:43:40
  • Masterpieces of Li Keran exhibited at National Art Museum of China

    More than 70 master pieces from the great Chinese artist Li Keran are on display at a new exhibition at the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) that opened Thursday. The ongoing exhibition offers visitors a chance to explore the master's career from the 1940s to the 1980s over four chapters that introduce everything from his landscape paintings to portraits.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/14 17:23:41
  • Xi'an keeps its luster by mixing past and present

    Xi'an of Northwest China's Shaanxi Province will host the 14th National Games until September 27. Xi'an is a must-see city for everyone from ordinary tourists to powerful world leaders. Over 200 heads of state and leaders including Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and French President Emmanuel Macron have visited Xi'an. The charm of the ancient city still shines due to its peerless history as the starting point of the Silk Road and as home to the Terracotta Warriors and the injection of new vitality created by today's youth.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/9/13 19:38:39
  • The 11th Beijing International Film Festival to launch global online screening event

    The 11th Beijing International Film Festival, scheduled to be held from September 21 to 29, is planning to launch an online screening event in cooperation with Chinese streaming platform iQiyi that will stream hundreds of films both in China and abroad simultaneously, the festival committee announced on Sunday.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/13 17:44:18
  • China's new national standard for event admissions to put damper on ticket scalpers

    Yi Yun (pseudonym), an employee at an entertainment company, was very excited to get a ticket to a movie premiere sent to her from a friend, an insider in the studio. But when she entered the theater, she was shocked as a group of middle-aged men and women rushed toward her and asked if she would like to sell the ticket to them at a higher price.

    By Chen Xi | 2021/9/12 18:49:31
  • Actor expresses views on 'feminine' men and maintaining healthy relationships with fans

    Playing roles such as soldiers and policemen, Chinese actor Duan Yihong, 48, has always been seen as the symbol of a "tough guy" in China. His most recent role in the new TV drama Double Tap, which debuted Thursday, is sure to only deepen this impression.

    By Ji Yuqiao and Zhang Zhen | 2021/9/12 18:18:40
  • French abortion film wins on big night for women at Venice festival

    A timely film about illegal abortions in the 1960s France won the Venice Film Festival's Golden Lion on Saturday, capping a strong night for women including Penelope Cruz and Jane Campion.

    By AFP | 2021/9/12 18:13:39
  • Seminar focuses on secret to success of TV series 'Crime Crackdown'

    One of the most watched Chinese drama series of 2021, Crime Crackdown has set the example for the crime genre by emphasizing stories based on real-life cases of organized crime, according to a seminar hosted by China's Motion Picture and Arts Committee on Friday.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/12 18:08:40
  • Curtain falls on National Ballet of China's 'Don Quixote' at the Beijing Tianqiao Theater

    Winning a round of "bravos" from the audiences at the Beijing Tianqiao Theater on Sunday, the National Ballet of China's (NBC) performance of Don Quixote came to an end after a three-day run.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/12 18:03:39
  • Mysterious Sanxingdui Ruins reveal more stunning relics

    Chinese cultural relic authorities on Thursday revealed some new discoveries from the mysterious Sanxingdui Ruins in Sichuan Province, including a gold mask, a huge bronze mask, bronze statues and ivory carvings.

    By Chen Xi | 2021/9/9 18:25:10
  • Milan designers visualize the post-pandemic home

    A pool table that changes into a dining table, a bookshelf that transforms into a filing cabinet and noise-canceling panels to facilitate home-working: Adapting to life after coronavirus was on the minds of many exhibitors at the Milan Furniture Fair this week.

    By AFP | 2021/9/9 17:33:39
  • Japanese expert hails qualitative leap in China's Tibetan studies

    Tibetan studies in China have made rapid progress and achieved a qualitative leap in recent years, while the electronic age of Tibetan language supports the vigorous dissemination and development of Tibetan culture, said Kibaki Tanaka, a Japanese Tibetan culture expert.

    By Xinhua | 2021/9/9 17:28:39
  • Justice at last

    After keeping silent for years, more than a dozen women hope their harrowing testimonies will spur prosecutors to pursue a pillar of the French fashion industry, accused of abusing young models with widely known impunity over dozens of years.

    By AFP | 2021/9/9 12:18:40
  • Champion of hit Chinese variety show on street dance leads team to compete at Chinese National Games, aiming for Paris Olympics

    Yang Kai, champion of the third season of Street Dance of China, a hit Chinese variety show with international dancers, announced that he will lead a street dance team to compete at the Chinese National Games to be held in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, from September 15. Their ultimate goal is the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.

    By Ji Yuqiao | 2021/9/9 1:09:02
  • Artist Shu Yong awarded at China International Fair for Trade in Services

    Chinese artist Shu Yong was awarded at the Belt and Road Cultural and Creative Competition as the China International Fair for Trade in Services wrapped up on Tuesday.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/8 17:38:40
  • Chinese TV series see rising popularity among viewers in West Africa's Ghana

    Once turning on the prime time TV in Ghana, a West African country with over 30 million people, audiences now have plenty of choices to consume their leisure time with various types of shows, among which Chinese dramas are standing out.

    By Xinhua | 2021/9/8 17:33:41
  • 'The Wire' star Michael K. Williams dead at 54

    US actor Michael K. Williams, one of television's most memorable stars of recent years for his role as Omar Little in The Wire, has been found dead in his New York City apartment, police said Monday.

    By AFP | 2021/9/8 17:33:40
  • European tourists boost sector, but can't top Americans, Asians

    European travelers helped plug a gap left by Asian and North American tourists stranded at home by the pandemic, staving off a total washout for Europe's hospitality industry in 2021.

    By AFP | 2021/9/8 16:53:40
  • Shanghai stages concert inspired by Dunhuang murals

    The music from an upcoming musical by musician Li Dun and composer San Bao, Flying Apsaras, made its concert debut in Shanghai on Sunday night. The concert included 14 songs that writer Guan Shan and composer San Bao created for the musical.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/7 18:17:47
  • Montreux Jazz Festival China to raise curtain in Hangzhou in October

    The Montreux Jazz Festival China is set to take place for the first time in October in the Chinese city of Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, the festival's organizers announced on Monday.

    By Xinhua | 2021/9/7 18:12:05
  • Beijing's 600-year-old Forbidden City turns to digital services to improve public appeal

    China's Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, is stepping up the use of digital technology to boost its public appeal and international exchanges.

    By Xinhua | 2021/9/7 18:12:04
  • French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo passes away at age 88

    With his devil-may-care charm, Jean-Paul Belmondo, who has died aged 88, was the poster boy of the New Wave, France's James Dean and Humphrey Bogart rolled into one irresistible man.

    By AFP | 2021/9/7 18:08:39
  • Chinese boy with ALS aspires to be China's Stephen Hawking

    As schools start a new semester, millions of students across China are starting their freshman year of college. Among them is Xing Yifan, a young teen with ALS whose high scores has earned him a place in one of China's most reputed universities.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/7 12:58:52
  • Russian Film Week opens in Beijing, ambassador hopes military films will resonate with Chinese audiences

    The opening ceremony of the Russian Film Week was successfully held in Beijing on Monday, marking the official start of a week-long exhibition of Russian films. Russian Ambassador to China, Andrey Denisov, said at the opening ceremony that he believes that the event will help to further develop Russian-Chinese cooperation in humanities and military patriotism and will make Russian films more popular in China.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/7 0:14:06
  • Banderas, Cruz poke fun at film biz excesses at Venice

    Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas rip into their own industry with abandon in their new film Official Competition, which left critics in stitches Saturday at the Venice Film Festival.

    By AFP | 2021/9/6 18:43:40
  • National Film Museum festival to screen Serbian movies

    Five Serbian films produced in the 1960s-70s will be screened at the China National Film Museum's annual international film festival from Tuesday to Sunday.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/6 18:38:40
  • Social media influencers play a positive role in China

    We are now in an era full of miracles. Social media influencers (SMIs) may just be one of them. SMIs are netizens who stand out from the crowd with their ability to harvest attention and increase online traffic.

    By Ling Fu | 2021/9/6 18:33:40
  • The boxer who inspired hope in Nazi death camp

    Polish boxer Tadeusz Pietrzykowski was known for his ability to dodge blows. Still, the odds were against him when he fought his first bout at the Nazi German death camp Auschwitz.

    By AFP | 2021/9/6 16:58:40
  • Chinese movie star Nicholas Tse Ting-fung applies to renounce his Canadian citizenship

    The Hong Kong actor and chef Nicholas Tse Ting-fung, who gained wide popularity worldwide for starring in movies and TV shows over recent decades, said in a recent interview he is applying to renounce his Canadian citizenship, adding that he was born in Hong Kong and is a Chinese national.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/6 2:39:55
  • Comedian Joe Wong talks about booming stand-up comedy in China

    Eleven years after a successful performance at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner in the US, stand-up comedian Joe Wong, who has lived in the US over a dozen of years, returned to the stage of the popular Chinese variety show Rock and Roast, performing together with young Chinese stand-up comedians and demonstrating how the performance art is on the rise in China.

    By Ji Yuqiao | 2021/9/5 18:07:25
  • Two versions of masterpiece 'The Song of the Earth' staged in Shanghai

    Two versions of Chinese poetic symphonic song-cycle The Song of the Earth, was released in an album collection in July, made their stunning performance debut in Shanghai on Saturday, winning applause from audiences and worldwide media.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/5 17:53:39
  • Film about War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea donates box office share to salute Chinese People's Volunteer Army veterans

    The studio behind Remembering 1950, a Chinese documentary about the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea (1950-53), on Sunday announced that it was donating its share of the film's two-day opening box office to a charity organization dedicated to helping Chinese People's Volunteer Army (PVA) veterans.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/5 17:22:02
  • Heaven Gaia show kicks off China International Fashion Week

    From the ocean to the land, the latest works by Chinese designer Xiong Ying are paying tribute to Mother Nature and life. The Qian Kun & Fang Yi show Heaven Gaia raised the curtain of one of China's top fashion events, China International Fashion Week for 2022 spring and summer, in Beijing on Friday.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/5 17:20:33
  • Sensational art festival drops curtain in Beijing before school day

    Just before schools open nationwide, the summer-vacation arts festival has come to an end in Beijing on Tuesday, lighting around 50,000 art enthusiasts with multi-layer communications of Eastern and Western culture during summer time.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/2 23:02:50
  • Fashion magazine Vogue Scandinavia publishes photo containing slogan smearing Xinjiang, sparking backlash from Chinese netizens

    A photo containing several models holding protest signs with various slogans, the largest of which reads "Free Uygur, end all genocide," was published on the official website of the Northern European version of US fashion magazine Vogue on Tuesday. The slogan that fabricates accusations about Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has sparked strong criticism on Chinese social media.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/2 22:31:24
  • Paralympian, nurse, musician: Manami Ito, Japan's show-stealing violinist

    Haunting notes stream from Manami Ito's violin as she gracefully draws her bow back and forth, clasping it with her specially designed prosthetic arm.

    By AFP | 2021/9/2 17:43:40
  • 78th Venice Film Fest kicks off with large movie lineup

    The Venice Film Festival kicked off in the Italian lagoon city on Wednesday evening, amid still stringent anti-pandemic measures, and with a large line-up that includes the world premiere of Pedro Almodovar's new film Parallel Mothers.

    By Xinhua | 2021/9/2 17:43:39
  • Swedish superstars ABBA set to unveil 'sensational' musical comeback

    They famously vowed never to reform, to the disappointment of their legions of fans. But nearly four decades after disbanding, Swedish superstars ABBA were on Thursday expected to announce a "sensational comeback" collaboration.

    By AFP | 2021/9/2 17:38:39
  • Following the failure of 'Mulan', Chinese moviegoers doubt Marvel's first Asian hero on the big screen

    Among all the fans looking forward to Marvel's latest movie Shang-Chi, more Chinese moviegoers have lower their expectations given the previous failure of Chinese adaptations that were full of stereotypes.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/1 23:09:30
  • Canadian culture 'addict' indulges in Chinese ink wash painting

    Canadian Brandon Collins-Green calls himself a Chinese culture "addict." He has lived in China for over six years, spending his time on painting in the Chinese ink wash style and translating Chinese classics into English.

    By Xinhua | 2021/9/1 18:48:39
  • Ukraine pins hopes on Gulf visitors to boost its pandemic-hit tourism

    Saudi tourists ride horse-drawn carriages, pose for portraits by street artists and play chess on benches with locals in Lviv, a city in Ukraine more accustomed to hosting European guests.

    By AFP | 2021/9/1 18:43:40
  • Raging wildfire forces evacuation of major US travel spot

    Thousands of people were ordered to evacuate Monday as a huge wildfire loomed over a major US tourist spot, filling the air with choking smoke.

    By AFP | 2021/9/1 18:43:39
  • Venice Film Festival reclaiming its

    The Venice Film Festival returns to the spotlight Wednesday with an international roster of blockbuster and auteur movies and Hollywood's jet-set poised to face the cameras.

    By AFP | 2021/9/1 18:33:41
  • Japanese giant wants soy sauce to be the 'ketchup of India'

    Every dish tastes better with a dash of soy sauce, even dessert: That's the ambitious pitch of Japanese food giant Kikkoman, hoping to persuade Indians to use it in curries, sweets and everything in between.

    By AFP | 2021/9/1 18:08:40
  • China's plastic surgery industry preys on young people's 'appearance anxiety'

    Violet (pseudonym), a 26-year-old English teacher at a high school in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, recently went to a cosmetic surgery clinic after feeling pressure by her colleagues and even her students, many of whom have become addicted to undergoing plastic surgery in the pursuit of a prettier face or figure.

    By Chen Xi | 2021/8/31 19:33:23
  • Man alleges R. Kelly promised career boost for sex

    Singer R. Kelly asked a teenage boy what he "was willing to do for music" before sexually abusing him, according to testimony from the first male to speak out against the singer accused of sex crimes.

    By AFP | 2021/8/31 18:23:41
  • Beijing Fringe Festival to discuss future of theater

    The Beijing Fringe Festival is set to return in September, bringing young directors and experts together to discuss the future innovation of the Chinese theater industry in the post-epidemic era.

    By Global Times | 2021/8/31 18:23:41
  • The Chinese cinema bringing films to blind audiences

    Every Saturday, Zhang Xinsheng travels two hours for a movie date with friends, navigating Beijing's subway system with his white cane and a speaking map that screams directions on his mobile phone.

    By AFP | 2021/8/31 17:08:40
  • US' Huntington Library debuts Chinese garden with cultural exhibition

    Postponed for over a year due to COVID-19, the Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens in Los Angeles County marked the completion of its Chinese garden on Saturday with the opening of an exhibition of contemporary Chinese calligraphy.

    By Xinhua | 2021/8/30 17:43:40
  • National Art Museum celebrates China's rise in science and technology

    China's top art museum is hosting a new exhibition that pays tribute to the country's rapid development and great achievements in the field of science and technology. The exhibition at the National Art Museum of China, which kicked off on Monday, is an important part of the museum's Activation of Classic Collections series, which aims to give people more access to top artworks.

    By Global Times | 2021/8/30 17:43:40
  • Lee 'Scratch' Perry, reggae and dub wizard, dies at 85

    Lee "Scratch" Perry, the wildly influential Jamaican singer and producer who pushed the boundaries of reggae and shepherded dub, died Sunday. He was 85 years old.

    By AFP | 2021/8/30 16:38:39
  • Will the curse of 'Dune' be lifted in Venice?

    With a $16 million budget and a cast to rival the star system of Arrakis, hopes are high for Dune as it prepares to land in Venice on Friday for its world premiere.

    By AFP | 2021/8/29 17:53:41
  • Twitch video gamers rise up to stop 'hate raids'

    Night after night, video game streamer RekItRaven watches as their feed is inundated with abusive messages. Hate raided, yet again.

    By AFP | 2021/8/29 17:48:40
  • 'Free Guy' tops weekend box office in China amid pandemic

    Disney/20th Century Studios' action comedy Free Guy has been enjoying a good opening weekend in the Chinese mainland, rising to No.1 and looking to take in an estimated 135 million yuan ($20.9 million) at the weekend box office.

    By Chen Xi | 2021/8/29 16:50:43
  • New exhibition 'Touch' art pieces from CAFA's young teachers

    A new exhibition featuring artworks created by young teachers at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) kicked off at the Taoxichuan Art Museum in Jingdezhen, East China's Jiangxi Province, on Wednesday.

    By Global Times | 2021/8/29 15:05:31
  • Xu Li, a painter making East meet West

    It has only been a little over 100 years since oil paintings were introduced to China, which was dominated by its own traditional paintings. The famous contemporary Chinese painter Xu Li's creative practice follows the artistic path of realism.

    By special | 2021/8/26 19:03:40
  • Egypt renovates monuments in Luxor to invigorate city's charm

    Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly paid a visit on Wednesday to the country's monument-rich city of Luxor and inspected the renovation work on some huge columns in the Karnak Temple Complex as part of a campaign launched by the government to rejuvenate the charm of the city ahead of its national day in early November.

    By Xinhua | 2021/8/26 17:52:32
  • US musician Kanye West files to change his name to 'Ye': reports

    Music icon Kanye West has filed to legally change his name to his longtime nickname "Ye," US media reported Wednesday, citing documents filed in a Los Angeles court.

    By AFP | 2021/8/26 17:47:56
  • Disney, Delta and Big Tech dampen movie theater party at CinemaCon

    Movie theater bosses have plenty of cause for cheer this week - not least because 2,000 of them are spending it at a bustling Las Vegas casino adorned with posters proclaiming "The Big Screen is Back."

    By AFP | 2021/8/26 17:43:41
  • Chinese male blogger banned from Douyin after netizens complain of 'feminine' behavior

    The account of Chinese male blogger Feng Xiaoyi was removed from Douyin, the Chinese version TikTok, Tuesday after numerous netizens commented that his videos were too "feminine" and lacked of "masculinity."

    By Chen Xi | 2021/8/25 19:26:40
  • Famous Chinese stand-up comedian fined for 'vulgar' women's underwear ad

    China's most well-known stand-up comedian Li Dan was fined for more than 870,000 yuan ($134,347) for an ad for women's underwear that was insulting to women, thus violating China's Advertising Law, Beijing authorities announced on Tuesday.

    By Global Times | 2021/8/25 18:20:48
  • Hit Chinese TV series based on real-life cases arouses nationwide interest in crackdown on organized crime

    By depicting storylines based on several real-life cases that shook the nation, Crime Crackdown, one of the most popular TV series in the summer of 2021, has ignited Chinese viewers' interest in efforts to tackle organized crime launched by the Chinese government in 2016.

    By Ji Yuqiao | 2021/8/25 18:13:39
  • Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dies aged 80

    Charlie Watts, the drummer of the legendary British rock'n'roll band the Rolling Stones, died on Tuesday at the age of 80, his publicist said.

    By AFP - Global Times | 2021/8/25 17:48:40
  • Congo band Staff Benda Bilili yearn for comeback

    Chickens strut and cluck around the courtyard of a house that resonates with the unmistakable urban African sound of a once-great rumba blues band in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

    By AFP | 2021/8/24 18:38:40
  • Sci-fi comedy 'Free Guy' tops North American box office once again

    Sci-fi comedy Free Guy slipped but did not trip over the weekend as it clung to the top spot in North American movie theaters with a haul of $18.5 million, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported Monday.

    By AFP | 2021/8/24 18:33:39
  • China Maritime Museum kicks off exhibition on largest Chinese wooden shipwreck

    An exhibition about the Tek Sing shipwreck, the wreckage of a Chinese merchant ship that sank off the coast of Indonesia during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), kicked off on Tuesday at the China Maritime Museum in Shanghai. The ship is often called the "Titanic of the East" because it is the largest Chinese wooden sailing ship ever discovered in the history of marine archeology and due to the large number of intact relics discovered at the site.

    By Ji Yuqiao in Beijing and Chen Xia in Shanghai | 2021/8/24 18:18:39
  • China National Film Museum's annual international film screening focuses on Russian movies

    The China National Film Museum kicked off its annual international film screening on Tuesday. This time's event started with five exciting Russian films.

    By Global Times | 2021/8/23 18:48:40
  • Booming astrology industry reflects rising anxiety among young Chinese

    Online lucky draws, horoscopes and tarot readings, young Chinese are more willing than ever to put their fate in the hands of online fortune tellers, a trend that some experts say reveals an increase in anxiety about life in today's complicated society.

    By Lou Kang | 2021/8/23 18:43:39
  • Middle-aged Hong Kong stars revive on Chinese mainland variety show

    Several middle-age entertainers have aroused Chinese netizen's nostalgia for the heydays of the Hong Kong entertainment industry after they rebranded themselves as the boy band Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, or GBA for short, on the latest episode of the variety show Call Me by Fire.

    By Ji Yuqiao | 2021/8/22 23:47:55
  • James Bond movie 'No Time To Die' finally gets London premiere

    Much-delayed James Bond movie No Time To Die will finally get its world premiere in London in September, the makers of the franchise announced on Friday.

    By AFP | 2021/8/22 17:23:39
  • New York's 'homecoming' concert called off as hurricane nears

    New York City shut down on Saturday its star-studded concert meant to mark its "homecoming" in the wake of the pandemic's worst devastation, over the threat of severe weather as Hurricane Henri churned closer.

    By AFP | 2021/8/22 17:18:39
  • Census could be blessing or bane for Romania's bears

    Romania will soon conduct a census of its protected brown bears using DNA for the first time, with tensions raised between villagers fearing further attacks and conservationists warning against looser hunting laws.

    By AFP | 2021/8/22 17:13:39
  • Chinese rappers use song to urge US to cooperate with probe into COVID-19 origins

    "Fort Detrick, more like a witch's cauldron. How many plots came out of your labs? How many dead bodies hanging a tag? What are you hiding, open the door to Fort Detrick. Cause transparency is your favorite. OK, great. America first. We want, want the truth."

    By Ji Yuqiao and Li Yuche | 2021/8/19 17:48:39
  • Wolverine meets Bogart in Jackman sci-fi 'Reminiscence'

    Hugh Jackman helped pioneer the superhero sequels that dominate modern megaplexes, but the former X-Men actor leapt at the chance to star in something more rare these days - a totally original sci-fi from a major studio, in Reminiscence.

    By AFP | 2021/8/19 16:48:39
  • Israel finds ancient winepress, gold coin

    Israeli archaeologists have discovered evidence of agricultural and industrial activity in the Byzantine period, about 1,500 years ago, the Israel Antiquities Authority said on Wednesday.

    By Xinhua | 2021/8/19 16:38:39
  • Rare wildlife sightings not so rare in China

    Golden snub-nosed monkeys in a national park in Southwest China and whale sharks of the coast of a northern seaside town - experts say that increases in wild animal sightings indicate that the natural ecosystem is improving in China, and that human-wildlife coexistence is expected to become a trend.

    By Lou Kang | 2021/8/18 18:28:40
  • Singapore watchdog probes Ubisoft over harassment claims

    Video game giant Ubisoft's Singapore office is under investigation over claims of sexual harassment and racial discrimination, a watchdog said, in the latest controversy for the French firm.

    By AFP | 2021/8/18 18:23:41
  • How to maximize life's later chapters

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    By Reuters | 2021/8/18 18:08:41
  • Hundreds sign up in protest against gentlemen-only club in London

    More than 300 senior lawyers, including Cherie Blair, whose husband Tony was British prime minister, have signed a petition urging one of London's oldest gentlemen's clubs to start admitting women.

    By AFP | 2021/8/18 18:03:40
  • Bill Cosby rape case to move forward in California

    A nearly seven-year-old civil lawsuit alleging US celebrity Bill Cosby sexually assaulted a teen girl will move forward, a judge ruled Friday.

    By AFP | 2021/8/17 18:28:41
  • Musician Bob Dylan sued for allegedly sexually abusing girl in 1965

    Bob Dylan has been sued in a New York court by a woman who says the US rock and folk legend sexually abused her almost 60 years ago when she was 12.

    By AFP | 2021/8/17 18:28:40
  • New Chinese TV series focuses on ordinary people at the workplace

    The 13th episode of office drama series The Ideal City, starring Chinese mainland actress Sun Li and actor Mark Chao from the island of Taiwan, was released on Monday, and reviews as well as viewership have continued to improve since the show about regular people struggling in the construction industry debuted on Thursday.

    By Ji Yuqiao | 2021/8/17 18:13:41
  • Hong Kong food expo attracts 370,000 people amid pandemic

    The 31st Food Expo and four concurrent events hosted by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) ended in Hong Kong on Monday, attracting more than 370,000 visitors despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

    By Xinhua | 2021/8/17 18:08:39