The Chinese Korchagin: Veteran translator of Russian literature Wang Zhichong passes away at age 86

Wang Zhichong, China's pioneering Russian-language literature translator and writer, passed away at the age of 86 on Saturday.

Chinese films, TV shows finding more fans around the world

Ever since watching his very first Jackie Chan movie 17 years ago, Bakary Coulibaly has been a fan of Chinese movies and TV dramas.

  • Sequel planned for China's top-grossing animated film, ignites expectations for quality titles

    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).

    By Xinhua | 2022/5/25 17:10:16
  • Social media slang changing formal use of Chinese language, but is it good?

    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.

    By GT staff reporters | 2022/5/25 1:11:41
  • Stories of Chinese families in US films stuck in the past

    "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."

    By Ji Yuqiao and Lou Kang | 2022/5/24 19:27:43
  • Portraits of village worker show faces behind China's poverty alleviation success

    "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.

    By Global Times | 2022/5/24 18:21:24
  • Chinese dance show suspected of plagiarism, raises concerns about copyright protection

    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.

    By Ji Yuqiao and Lou Kang | 2022/5/23 23:49:14
  • Re-screening of Jay Chou concerts set record for online performances

    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.

    By Chen Xi | 2022/5/23 20:03:49
  • Cycling culture becomes hot trend among Chinese people

    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.

    By Li Yuche and Lou Kang | 2022/5/23 19:36:53
  • California exhibition showcases Qomolangma's illustrious history

    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.

    By Xinhua | 2022/5/23 17:28:15
  • Tilda Swinton says stories are vital as new fantasy film hits Cannes

    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.

    By AFP | 2022/5/23 17:21:19
  • China works to provide safe homeland for all life

    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.

    By Ji Yuqiao and Chen Xi | 2022/5/22 18:43:45
  • Young artist paints epic sci-fi future of China in 2098

    "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.

    By Global Times | 2022/5/22 18:25:48
  • Kenya's cultural village inspires youth to embrace ancestral customs

    In an auditorium, a troupe of dancers moves with admirable agility to the percussion and singing engulfed the room.

    By Xinhua | 2022/5/22 16:19:51
  • Audi withdraws new ad video, apologizing for copying from Douyin blogger

    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.

    By GT Staff Reporters | 2022/5/22 12:30:34
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    By Global Times | 2022/5/20 21:26:01
  • What's On

    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.

    By Global Times | 2022/5/20 21:23:15
  • China's shadow plays brought to larger audience by digitalization

    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.

    By Global Times | 2022/5/20 0:03:33
  • China's variety show format gaining popularity abroad

    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).

    By Lou Kang | 2022/5/19 23:55:46
  • 'Downton Abbey: A New Era' not expected to perform well in China

    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.

    By Chen Xi | 2022/5/19 19:43:24
  • Young Chinese astrophotographer risks life and limb to capture the beauty of the galaxy

    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.

    By Chen Xi | 2022/5/19 18:43:03
  • Shooting of new film 'All Ears,' that sees world through the eyes of eulogy writer finished

    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.

    By Global Times | 2022/5/19 18:11:28
  • Interactive exhibits give Macao museums a boost

    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).

    By Xinhua | 2022/5/19 16:49:30
  • Mobile service brings history and art to special education school

    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.

    By Xinhua | 2022/5/19 16:45:45
  • University student turning camera toward Chinese rural women

    “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.”

    By Ji Yuqiao | 2022/5/19 16:40:58
  • Macao's old food stores seek new development

    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).

    By Xinhua | 2022/5/19 13:43:40
  • Smaller, focused museums gaining ground in China

    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.

    By Ji Yuqiao and Chen Xi | 2022/5/18 17:54:20
  • Music brings people together, says Melbourne Symphony Orchestra chairman

    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.

    By Xinhua | 2022/5/18 17:09:14
  • Blixen Museum showcases rich heritage amid rising tourist numbers

    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.

    By Xinhua | 2022/5/18 17:07:03
  • China celebrates International Museum Day with panache

    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.

    By Chen Xi and Ji Yuqiao | 2022/5/17 19:14:43
  • Macao's old food stores seek new development

    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).

    By Xinhua | 2022/5/17 18:27:43
  • Aranya Theater Festival to open in June; over half of performances to be outdoors

    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.

    By Global Times | 2022/5/17 3:24:37
  • Shanghai team on mission to revive fashion found in ancient books

    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.

    By Lou Kang | 2022/5/16 18:01:06
  • Holly's international spring auction launched in Hong Kong to boost confidence in Asian art market

    Holly's international Hong Kong 2022 spring auction is scheduled to be launched on May 28 at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Hong Kong.

    By Global Times | 2022/5/16 17:15:55
  • Zimbabwean designer mixes tradition, fashion

    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.

    By Xinhua | 2022/5/16 16:26:11
  • China's wooden building ingenuity still alive today

    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.

    By Li Yuche | 2022/5/15 20:18:31
  • China to celebrate International Museum Day 2022 with various activities

    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.

    By Chen Xi | 2022/5/15 16:17:22
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    By Global Times | 2022/5/13 16:47:27
  • What's On

    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.

    By Global Times | 2022/5/13 16:41:47
  • New TV drama focusing on female lawyers promotes use of law to protect rights

    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.

    By Global Times | 2022/5/12 23:47:01
  • Respect nature: Chinese ancient classics inspire modern water conservation research

    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.”

    By Lou Kang | 2022/5/12 22:59:32
  • Last documentary in 'I Am From Xinjiang' trilogy presents audiences with a tasty feast

    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.

    By Shan Jie and Liu Xin | 2022/5/12 17:50:09
  • Sherpa family works to preserve traditional dance in Xizang region

    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.

    By Xinhua | 2022/5/12 17:43:45
  • Young Chinese create original music inspired by ancient texts

    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.

    By Ji Yuqiao | 2022/5/12 17:37:55
  • Bread subsidy provides lifeline amid surging food prices

    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.

    By Xinhua | 2022/5/12 10:41:29
  • 'Chef course' for school kids stokes spirited discussions

    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.

    By Xinhua | 2022/5/12 10:38:36
  • Bringing ancient books 'alive' with delicious dishes

    What did ancient Chinese people eat thousands of years ago, especially the imperial family? Did the dishes they made taste better than ours today?

    By Chen Xi | 2022/5/11 20:44:27
  • For sale: DeLorean with low mileage, but plenty of years on the clock

    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.

    By AFP | 2022/5/11 18:21:48
  • Miao embroidery brings cash, comradeship for elderly villagers

    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.

    By Xinhua | 2022/5/11 18:19:52
  • China Pavilion at Venice Biennale shows tech-powered vision

    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.

    By Li Yuche | 2022/5/10 20:20:53
  • Inside the lives of China's legendary Gen-Z Olympic pair skaters Sui Wenjing, Han Cong

    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.

    By Lou Kang and Zhang Zhen | 2022/5/9 18:37:35
  • Chinese artisan makes restoring ancient armor a lifetime career

    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.

    By Ji Yuqiao | 2022/5/9 18:13:59
  • 'People's Artist' Qin Yi passes away at age 100

    Chinese veteran actor Qin Yi died at the age of 100 in Shanghai, the city of her birth, on Monday morning.

    By Global Times | 2022/5/9 17:12:38
  • Iron Man

    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.

    By Ji Yuqiao | 2022/5/9 2:54:39
  • China may see breakthroughs in the recovery of looted relics from Japan

    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]."

    By Xing Xiaojing and Lou Kang | 2022/5/8 23:35:59
  • Harvard professor calls for 'sense of empathy' and says 'similarities can outweigh differences' in China-US communication

    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.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2022/5/8 18:37:16
  • Japan's virtual YouTubers make millions from fans

    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.

    By AFP | 2022/5/8 18:23:37
  • China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region to build first two national parks

    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.

    By Global Times | 2022/5/8 17:57:31
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    By Global Times | 2022/5/6 18:20:52
  • What's On

    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.

    By Global Times | 2022/5/6 18:18:20
  • Controversy on the use of animals in Chinese dramas demonstrates Chinese netizens' increased concern for animal safety

    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 .

    By Ji Yuqiao and Li Yuche | 2022/5/6 1:20:03
  • Bilingual book introducing Chinese traditional opera published

    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.

    By Ji Yuqiao | 2022/5/5 23:20:17
  • 2022 China-Russia youth music competition comes to close in Moscow

    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.

    By Global Times | 2022/5/5 20:25:43
  • Peking University celebrates 100 years of success in the field of archaeology

    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.

    By Chen Xi | 2022/5/5 19:27:24
  • Red Brick Art Museum hosts exhibition of video art from France

    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.

    By Global Times | 2022/5/5 17:11:41
  • The double life of Pakistani rapper Eva B

    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.

    By AFP | 2022/5/5 16:41:34
  • Stars sparkle at Met Gala in New York

    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.

    By AFP | 2022/5/5 15:29:59
  • New show about relationships and healing target people who lost love

    A new variety show has captured the attention of audiences by focusing on people who have recently suffered a breakup.

    By Global Times | 2022/5/5 15:25:52
  • Restored Western-style building makes return as cultural landmark in Chongqing

    "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.

    By Li Yuche | 2022/5/4 19:22:12
  • 4K restoration of Chinese film 'My 1919' released in honor of 'May 4 spirit'

    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.

    By Chen Xi | 2022/5/4 18:58:41
  • Marvel tests appeal of movie 'multiverse'

    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.

    By AFP | 2022/5/4 16:48:47
  • Street photographers descend on 'empty Jakarta' during Eid holiday

    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.

    By Xinhua | 2022/5/4 16:45:04
  • New exhibition in Shenzhen features renowned artist's gigantic sculpture

    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?

    By Global Times | 2022/5/4 15:21:51
  • Safeguards in style: Designer arms youth with pride from China's self-made aircraft carrier

    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.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2022/4/30 11:55:28
  • Young Chinese culture promoter presents traditional handicrafts to Oxford Uni and Milan Fashion Week

    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.

    By Chen Xi | 2022/4/30 18:39:37
  • Street Dance Việt Nam a step forward for China's variety show industry

    There are high expectations for a street dance variety TV show recently released in Vietnam that was produced by a Chinese team.

    By Global Times | 2022/4/27 22:40:57
  • Hangzhou creators decode the story behind mascots

    "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.

    By Li Yuche | 2022/4/27 20:57:43
  • Restorer uses deadly plants to repair ancient Tibetan classics

    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.

    By Lou Kang | 2022/4/27 20:50:29
  • Ed Sheeran takes top billing for the end of monarch's jubilee celebrations

    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.

    By AFP | 2022/4/27 20:02:36
  • Restoration of Angkor Wat tower nears completion

    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.

    By Xinhua | 2022/4/27 19:54:27
  • British DJ Tim Westwood denies sexual misconduct allegations

    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.

    By AFP | 2022/4/27 17:06:59
  • The Rock brings superheroes to CinemaCon

    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.

    By AFP | 2022/4/27 17:05:05
  • Fashion designer for Hangzhou 2022 looks into oriental aesthetics representing China's diversity

    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.

    By Lou Kang | 2022/4/27 0:13:45
  • Iraq exhibits art pillaged after 2003 invasion

    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.

    By AFP | 2022/4/25 19:43:07
  • Teacher in Australia merges ancient Chinese poetry with modern music

    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.

    By Ji Yuqiao | 2022/4/25 19:38:30
  • 'Beethoven in Beijing' delves into China-US cultural relations

    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.

    By Chen Xi | 2022/4/24 19:32:29
  • Brazil holds first carnival since COVID-19

    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.

    By AFP | 2022/4/24 18:10:31
  • President Xi sends congratulatory letter for national reading campaign as innovative ways across China to encourage youths to open books

    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.

    By GT staff reporters | 2022/4/21 19:35:27
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  • What's On

    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.

    By Global Times | 2022/4/21 23:35:04
  • Chinese TV series based on Battle of Triangle Hill to be filmed

    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.

    By Ji Yuqiao | 2022/4/21 23:30:37
  • Israeli publisher telling stories of China in Hebrew

    An artistically designed blackboard written with "Ni hao," which means "Hello" in Chinese, welcomes every guest to Pierre Lavi's home in Jerusalem.

    By Xinhua | 2022/4/21 18:44:06
  • End of an era as streaming giant Netflix faces stagnation issues

    Having lost subscribers for the first time in more than a decade, Netflix faces the new challenge of stagnation from a position of strength.

    By AFP | 2022/4/21 18:39:39
  • UN Chinese Language Day boosts learning worldwide

    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.

    By Chen Xi and Li Yuche | 2022/4/20 19:53:01
  • The male model testing gender norms in a changing Saudi Arabia

    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.

    By AFP | 2022/4/20 19:48:02
  • Guitar that broke up rock band Oasis goes under hammer in Paris

    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.

    By AFP | 2022/4/20 19:18:07
  • Japanese lawyer holds rally in Tokyo for return of relics looted from China

    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."

    By Lou Kang and Xing Xiaojing | 2022/4/20 19:15:14
  • Gen Z in Guizhou Province goes viral with update to ancient tradition

    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.

    By Lou Kang and Chen Xi | 2022/4/19 19:29:57
  • Chinese artist keeps tasty folk art alive

    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.

    By Xinhua | 2022/4/19 19:25:00
  • NAMOC presents 'From Sight to Insight' exhibition

    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."

    By Global Times | 2022/4/19 19:21:31
  • Composer Harrison Birtwistle dead at 87

    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.

    By AFP | 2022/4/19 19:17:35
  • Documentary series 'Personal Tales Along the Silk Road' focuses on the people behind China's great archaeological discoveries

    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.

    By Global Times | 2022/4/19 17:23:54