Wang Zhichong, China's pioneering Russian-language literature translator and writer, passed away at the age of 86 on Saturday.
Ever since watching his very first Jackie Chan movie 17 years ago, Bakary Coulibaly has been a fan of Chinese movies and TV dramas.
A sequel to the 2019 box office hit Ne Zha is on the way. The first Ne Zha became China's top-grossing animated film to date, generating a whopping 5 billion yuan ($748.99 million).
For hundreds of years, Chinese people have used formal expressions such as “e'ran” or “chayi,” both meaning “surprised and speechless,” to express their dissatisfaction and incomprehension of something or a person. Recently, these colorful expressions have been joined by a new word – “wuyu,” a Chinese internet word that expresses the same meaning. It has even evolved into a mixed style fused with English, “shuan Q,” which can be used as a popular way to say “I'm speechless” with a matching emoji attached behind. It seems no one would deny the effect of the internet. Some believe it makes language paler, but some see a brighter side as it makes online communication easier between strangers.
"I've been obsessed with my mom's approval my whole life. I couldn't risk losing it." "Honoring your parents sounds great, but if you take it too far, you might forget to honor yourself." "Wait? Wait? No time to wait today. Joy, any other time, I beg you to come and eat, or call me, or anything, but today very busy."
"This project praises those unknown figures who have dedicated themselves to poverty alleviation in China. It is important for us to remember who they are through art," Lei Yongbin, a watercolor painting veteran and university professor, told the Global Times while talking about his portraiture project in Youyang Tujia and Miao Autonomous County, a region that used to be one of the most underdeveloped areas in China's Chongqing Municipality.
Following the plagiarism scandal of Audi's advertisement, chief directors and producers of a hit Chinese dance show called Poetic Dance: The Journey of a Legendary Landscape Painting accused another show airing on Zhejiang TV Station of plagiarism, sparking a discussion on how to effectively protect the copyrights of original cultural works.
A re-screening of two concerts from legendary Chinese singer Jay Chou earned nearly 100 million views over the weekend, a phenomenal breakthrough for streaming. Experts say this reveals the huge potential for online concerts in the pandemic era.
With the good news that Shanghai is gradually relaxing its strict COVID-19 lockdown, Song Renka, a 27-year-old passionate biker who has been cycling since her teens has been able to hop off her stationary bike at home and once again take to the city streets dressed in her coolest skirt.
From the climbing rope found with the remains of British mountaineer George Mallory, who took part in the first British expeditions to Mount Qomolangma, commonly known as Mount Everest in the West, in the early 1920s, to one of the first oxygen sets ever employed in high-altitude climbing, an exhibition being held in Bowers Museum in US Southern California takes visitors on an epic journey to Mount Qomolangma.
Tilda Swinton said Saturday that the world needs stories more than ever as her fantastical new fable Three Thousand Years of Longing, from Mad Max creator George Miller, premiered at Cannes.
Do you remember in 2021 when a herd of wild Asian elephants got lost during migration and tugged at heartstrings around the world? They have since returned to their home in Xishuangbanna, Southwest China's Yunnan Province, and are now enjoying a peaceful life after welcoming some new members.
"It was inspired by China's history of striving since 1949 and aims to become a collection that embodies the Chinese national spirit," Fan Wennan, a young yet prominent Chinese artist, said while talking about the inspiration behind his epic digital painting series China 2098.
In an auditorium, a troupe of dancers moves with admirable agility to the percussion and singing engulfed the room.
FAW-Volkswagen Audi's newly released advertisement video on Chinese social media has been accused of copying from a Douyin influencer. The video advertisement, featuring Chinese Hong Kong's famous actor Andy Lau, has caused a huge public outcry over the brand's plagiarism.
Have you ever wondered how differently the idea of romance can be defined in an art context? The popular subject has inspired generations of artists. This exhibition in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province is also going to discuss the topic through artworks that are all decorated in the color blue.
An art collection shown online that was designed to combine shadow plays – part of China's intangible cultural heritage – with digitalization techniques was launched by DUNYUSHAN, a digital collection, on International Museum Day on Wednesday to help more people appreciate China's traditional culture.
After a China-produced street dance variety show became popular in Vietnam, the new version, Street Dance Việt Nam, is being seen as a step for the Chinese entertainment industry toward creating the country's own TV intellectual property (IP).
Downton Abbey: A New Era, the second sequel film that takes place after the events in the hit TV series Downton Abbey, is set to hit Chinese theaters as the only foreign language film in the region on Friday. But Chinese film observers are not optimistic about the film's chances due to the current sluggish film market and limited targeted audience in China.
A photographer of the night sky and the first Chinese winner of the world's top astrophotography competition, her work has been collected by NASA… She is Ye Ziyi, a young 32-year-old Beijinger who has traveled to more than 40 countries to capture the beauty of the starry sky with her camera.
To celebrate the completion of filming for the new movie All Ears, Alibaba Pictures released the first promotional poster for the film on Wednesday, further increasing Chinese netizens' anticipation for the movie's release due to its special theme and cast.
Standing on a podium and holding high golden "trophies," a gray-haired couple pose with smiling faces at the Macao Grand Prix Museum of the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR).
Excitement was in the air at a special education school in Northwest China's Gansu Province last week when a "mobile museum" visited the campus.
“My name is Feng Xiaohua and I'm 43 years old. I am one of the ordinary rural women living in Xiping village in Yuzhong, Northwest China's Gansu Province. I have been running a store for 17 years, and through managing the store, I have accumulated lots of management experience. After getting married and having children, I realized how important it is for a woman to have financial independence, so I opened this store to sell cosmetics.”
Selling a number of delicacies ranging from staple food and snacks to dairy and tea, the many famous stores located at different spots in the old town area of the Macao Peninsula have become the calling card for traditional food and unique souvenirs in China's Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR).
As of 2021, China had 6,183 registered museums. With International Museum Day falling on Wednesday in 2022 and its theme "The Power of Museums," various museums in China are scrambling to hold activities to display the potential of these institutions. In addition to these mainstream museums, a number of niche museums are also emerging in China. Niche museums, though smaller in scale and less popular than mainstream museums, explore an important "small but defined" development path that focuses on an in-depth look at a single field. They too have begun showing their power.
Music is a universal language that can draw people of different cultural backgrounds closer together, said David Li, chairman of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) in Australia.
Danish author Karen Blixen is well remembered globally thanks to her legendary experience in Africa back in the last century and her memoir, Out of Africa.
International Museum Day falls on Wednesday in 2022. As an annual event, various museums around the world hold special activities to celebrate the day. In this series, the Global Times talks with museology scholars about this round's theme "the Power of Museums" and how to bring out the potential of museums, especially amid the global pandemic.
Selling a number of delicacies ranging from staple food and snacks to dairy and tea, the many famous stores located at different spots of the old town area of the Macao Peninsula have become the name card for traditional food and unique souvenirs in the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR).
The Aranya Theater Festival 2022 will run from June 16 to 26, during which 60 percent of the performances will take place outdoors given the pandemic situation in the Aranya community, a seaside holiday destination in north China's Hebei Province known for its cultural and artistic ambience.
Unlike today's fast fashion clothing lines, the clothing of ancient people was more individualized and exquisite considering they were handmade. Varied and complex accessories, layers and layers of dresses, and noble-led trends make ancient wear difficult to be completely reproduced.
Holly's international Hong Kong 2022 spring auction is scheduled to be launched on May 28 at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Hong Kong.
At a plot on the outskirts of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second-largest city, two women were after a trio of Angora goats aiming to catch one of the adorable balls of wool.
A thousand years ago during the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127), the ancient book Yingzao Fashi, one of China's earliest known building manuals, specified for the first time in China the construction standards for traditional wooden buildings.
The main event of 2022's International Museum Day in China is scheduled to kick off at the Hubei Museum in Central China's Hubei Province on Wednesday, China's National Cultural Heritage Administration (NCHA) announced on Friday.
This music concert in Wuhan, Hubei Province is going to be an exciting event for audiences who are interested in classical music. It aims to bring audiences back to the time when Baroque art was at its peak. Baroque music has been praised since the 19th century. Responding to the particular art movement's influence in architecture and fine arts, Baroque music delivers a revolutionary sense of grandeur and drama.
A hit Chinese TV drama focusing on female lawyers has attracted a lot of interest among Chinese netizens by discussing some controversial social issues and popularizing laws in order to encourage the public to use the law to protect their rights.
For thousand of years, Chinese writers have travelled all over the country to take down notes about the geographical conditions of each city. Among them, a classic based on the rivers that cities were built around was composed by Chinese writer Li Daoyuan, which describes the ancient waterways and canals. It is now being studied again by a team in Shanghai. For them, comparing the ancient waterways with the modern status of the rivers is “essential in both landscape governance and research.”
Starting from Thursday, the latest chapter in the well-known "I Am From Xinjiang" documentary trilogy is expected to present audiences with a feast of colorful stories about the diverse range of culinary traditions that can be found in Northwest China's Xinjiang Autonomous Region, marking a tasteful full stop for the series.
Although her granddaughter is only 7 months old, Namkha, 57, likes dancing in front of her, showing her some moves of the traditional Sherpa dance.
Lines about musical instruments and traditional music found among ancient texts are not just gathering dust in the corner that is history, rather they are being kept alive today through the endeavors of young Chinese.
Elaine Micallef, who runs a family bakery in Malta, could not fathom how much it would cost to make a loaf of bread if they had to pay the full market price for the imported wheat and grains without government subsidies.
Earlier this week, social media posts about a cooking course for school kids, as part of a revamped life skills program to be rolled out nationwide this September, went viral on the internet.
What did ancient Chinese people eat thousands of years ago, especially the imperial family? Did the dishes they made taste better than ours today?
When this baby hits 88 miles per hour... it's probably not going to take you Back to the Future, but it might just transport a dedicated film buff to weekend runaround heaven.
A group of grandmothers sit in front of a traditional-style dwelling in Southwest China, deftly sewing colored thread into a piece of blue cloth and occasionally bursting into peals of laughter.
Since the 59th Venice Art Biennale kicked off in Italy on April 23, a human-machine co-made 3D projection mapping installation, Streaming Stillness, has been displaying its mythical yet futuristic charm at the China Pavilion.
As the song "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by the well-known duet Simon & Garfunkel echoed across the ice rink at Beijing 2022, another duo, Chinese skaters Sui Wenjing and Han Cong, completed their Long Program. This touching but powerful performance successfully earned them their first ever Olympic championship title and China's second gold in the pair skating event.
Visitors to the Yangguan Museum in Dunhuang, Northwest China's Gansu Province, over the recent May Day holiday had the opportunity to see the first restored Mingguang armor from the Tang Dynasty (618-907). The 1.86-meter-tall suit of armor gave visitors a window through which they could appreciate the wisdom of ancient Chinese artisans and the charm of China's armor culture.
Chinese veteran actor Qin Yi died at the age of 100 in Shanghai, the city of her birth, on Monday morning.
Visitors to the Yangguan Museum in Dunhuang, Northwest China's Gansu Province during the May Day holidays had opportunity to see the first restored Chinese "Mingguang" armor of the Tang Dynasty (618-907). The piece that can suit an adult man with a height of 1.86 meters, allowed spectators to appreciate the wisdom of Chinese ancient artisans and charm of the Chinese armor culture.
As the public in Japan demands its government to return the cultural relics plundered from China, Chinese scholars told the Global Times on Sunday that "breakthroughs can be expected in tracing back the most precious one among the looted [relics]."
Editor's note: Rowan K. Flad, archaeology program director at Harvard University, has been working on several projects with experts in China over the past few years. Able to observe China's archaeology field up close, he has personally witnessed many of the great achievements China has accomplished over the years such as the excavation of the Sanxingdui Ruins site in Southwest China's Sichuan Province.
Mayu Iizuka sheds her soft-spoken personality and starts cackling, screaming and waving wildly in a makeshift studio in Tokyo as her avatar appears on a livestream before hundreds of fans.
Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region plans to establish its first two national parks to protect endangered species and local ecosystems, the Guangming Daily reported on Sunday.
The photography exhibition in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province is dedicated to US photographer Alec Soth. Soth is known for his large-scale projects and portraits. He is also known for his unique photographic style to highlight the relationships between objects by emphasizing the space between them. This can create the different senses of being close and far, passionate or aloof.
The recent hit Chinese historical drama, Who Rules the World, has sparked controversy on social media after a recent episode featured a scene in which a galloping horse falls roughly headfirst into the ground, leaving viewers wondering if the animal was injured .
After 10 months of planning and editing, the Chinese and English bilingual book Xiqu Beijing (Beijing Opera) has been officially published. It introduces the charm of five kinds of opera in Beijing and will help overseas fans to appreciate opera masterpieces.
The curtain came down on a youth music compeition oraganized by both China and Russia on Wednesday in Moscow with a closing concert. The compeition aimed to find more young talented musicians in both countries.
A new exhibition kicked off at the Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology at Peking University on Tuesday to mark the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the archaeology discipline at the school. Archaeologists from both China and abroad said that the progress made by the School of Archaeology and Museology at Peking University is a mirror reflecting the rise of modern Chinese archaeology and has allowed it to stand at the forefront of the discipline in the world.
A new exhibition of video art from the Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris kicked off at the Red Brick Art Museum, in Beijing on Friday.
Pakistan's breakthrough rapper Eva B has racked up millions of views online, but walking through the labyrinthine streets of her Karachi neighborhood, she is anonymous.
A-listers dressed to the theme of "gilded glamour" sparkled on the red carpet as the annual Met Gala extravaganza known as "the party of the year" returned to its pre-pandemic schedule in New York earlier this week.
A new variety show has captured the attention of audiences by focusing on people who have recently suffered a breakup.
"It was encapsulated by trees and grass, pretty much looking like a haunted house," Si Wei, a member of a historical building restoration team in China's Chongqing Municipality, told the Global Times, recalling the first time he set eyes on the old site of Little & CO - a historic building that witnessed the cultural exchanges between China and the UK over 100 years ago. This landmark location has now been renovated into a museum that aims to educate the public about the city's history.
New 4K restorations of films about China's Youth Day, which falls on May 4, such as My 1919 and My Early Days in France were released on Chinese streaming platform Youku on Tuesday to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Youth League of China (CYLC) as well as the patriotic youth movement that began 103 years ago - the May Fourth Movement.
After 27 box office-shattering blockbusters, the Marvel superhero films have no more worlds to conquer - so they are headed off to parallel universes instead.
For people who are passionate about street photography, the once-a-year occurrence of quiet streets in Indonesia's capital of Jakarta during Eid al-Fitr holiday is a barrel of fun.
A sculpture of a giant person walking stands still at the entrance of the Super Sample exhibition in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong Province. One of the largest artworks produced in China in recent years, Walking Person by renowned artist Su Xinping depicts a person taking big steps forward, raising a series of questions for viewers to think about: Where does he come from? Where is he going? Why is he in such a hurry?
China's first white paper published recently on its youth describes its young generation as "confident, aspirant and responsible". According to the document, Chinese youth possess a global vision and stand at the forefront of the times bursting with commitment: pursuing lofty ideals with a firm belief in socialism with Chinese characteristics. Young people are also described in the paper as full of patriotism, displaying the sterling quality of living up to responsibilities and striving to be contributors to the country's development.
Yan Hong (originally named He Yanhong but widely famous as Yan Hong on the internet), a 33-year-old traditional handicrafts designer from Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, never expected that the traditional Chinese handicrafts she made could become a hit overseas, and could give her an opportunity to introduce Chinese culture at the prestigious Oxford University, and cooperate with a foreign designer at fashion heaven -- Milan Fashion Week.
There are high expectations for a street dance variety TV show recently released in Vietnam that was produced by a Chinese team.
"Jiangnanyi," the group name for the three mascots created to mark the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022, which will run from September 10 to 25, can now be seen frolicking around the city's public areas. Previously, digital art posters were used to promote the city's image during the 4th International Day in September, 2021. All of these unique works created to blend the city's cultural history with its vanguard digital techie nature send an invitation to world spectators, giving them a preview of the "smart" Asian Games that will be on offer in China come September.
After hundreds of years of being gnawed by insects, covered in mold or burned by fire, a series of ancient manuscripts written in Tibetan have successfully been restored. However, you wouldn't want to get a paper cut from these books as the paper is made from a special poisonous plant found in the region.
British pop superstar Ed Sheeran will headline the finale of four days of public celebrations to mark Queen Elizabeth II's record-breaking 70-year reign, organizers said on Tuesday.
The restoration work on the southwest and northwest parts of the famed Angkor Wat's Bakan tower in Cambodia has almost been completed, the Apsara National Authority (ANA) said on Tuesday.
Several women have accused veteran British hip-hop DJ Tim Westwood of predatory sexual behavior or groping, allegations which the radio and former TV presenter on Tuesday strenuously denied.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson topped a superhero-packed bill as Warner Bros presented its upcoming slate of blockbusters at CinemaCon on Tuesday, while Baz Luhrmann's Elvis graced the Las Vegas casino stage at the movie industry summit that has made a huge return after two years of the pandemic.
As one of the pioneer designers, with decades of experience and dedication to incorporate Chinese elements into her designs and raise them to a world stage, Wu Haiyan's goal is simple and straightforward: she is looking into a systematic study of Oriental designs in silk.
Verdant landscapes, stylized portraits of peasant women, curved sculptures - an exhibition in Baghdad is allowing art aficionados to rediscover the pioneers of contemporary Iraqi art.
Serenading his daughter Emily in front of a camera with a guitar, Abao and Emily sing a renowned Chinese ancient poem song, whose music was composed by him. The song's lyrics are familiar to most Chinese people, as they are from one of the most well-known ancient poems "A Tranquil Night" by the great Tang Dynasty (618-907) poet Li Bai.
In 1973, as violinist Bob de Pasquale was walking through an alley in East China's Shanghai Municipality during the US Philadelphia Orchestra's tour to the city, he heard a young boy practicing violin on a balcony.
Rio de Janeiro's carnival, a glittering, sequin-studded festival of the flesh, exploded back to life Friday with the first famed samba school parades since COVID-19 started devastating Brazil.
With more than 1,000 books stacked around her home in Foshan, South China's Guangdong Province, Wu Xiaozhu, a reading lover, decided to join a local online book-sharing platform so that other people could borrow from her vast collection.
You should not miss this gig in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province if you are a fan of Chinese rock music scene. The indie band Muma has upheld the spirit of rock'n'roll while also maintaining an idyllic and idealistic romantic perspective.
Filming will soon begin for a new Chinese TV series about the Battle of Triangle Hill in the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea (1950-53), and the show will start airing in 2023 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of China's triumph in the war.
An artistically designed blackboard written with "Ni hao," which means "Hello" in Chinese, welcomes every guest to Pierre Lavi's home in Jerusalem.
Having lost subscribers for the first time in more than a decade, Netflix faces the new challenge of stagnation from a position of strength.
The 13th UN Chinese Language Day was celebrated on Wednesday. More than 300 embassies and consulates, Chinese educational institutions and enterprises from over 100 countries held a variety of activities to promote the Chinese language and Chinese culture around the world.
With his hot pink hair extensions and leopard print pantsuit, model Ziad al-Mesfer was bound to turn heads during his recent public photo shoot in deeply conservative Saudi Arabia.
In May, a Paris auction house will sell a guitar smashed backstage at an Oasis concert in an incident that triggered the breakup of the British supergroup and a long-running fraternal feud between star frontmen, Liam and Noel Gallagher.
A civil society in Japan held a rally in Japan on Wednesday to call for the government to return Chinese relics stolen by Japanese WWII soldiers. For experts in China, this is a positive signal that reflects "strong public opinion toward government action as soon as possible."
While most people Pan Xue's age have left Yanzhai village in Southwest China's Guizhou Province to pursue life in big cities, the young Gen Z woman has chosen to return to her hometown to inherit its 1,000-year-old traditional craftsmanship.
As Xiong Chuanfa, 34, blows a lifelike fawn out of molten maltose in just minutes, kids gaze at him with astonishment, thinking he is a magician.
Beijing's National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) is showcasing a number of artworks from the renowned artist Yang Mingyi in the solo exhibition "From Sight to Insight."
Harrison Birtwistle, one of Britain's foremost contemporary composers known for his experimental approach to writing classical music, has died at the age of 87, his publisher announced on Monday.
Amid the windblown sand of the desert in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, a group of people hunch over the ground as they work tirelessly to excavate ancient ruins under the hot sun. Their stories and more are about to be explored in the documentary series Personal Tales Along the Silk Road, which is set to debut on Wednesday.