Review gap on 'ABC' shows need for more than cultural mixture

The recent Disney+ show American Born Chinese has received vastly different reviews in North America and China, with a 95 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic score of 72, but a low 5.6 rating on Chinese review website Douban.

Resurgence of rural narratives as TV programs highlight serenity

China's entertainment industry has witnessed a flourishing trend in TV storytelling and variety shows in recent years, characterized by intense plots and fast-paced narratives. However, amid this prevailing trend, another genre of film and TV programs has emerged, celebrating the intricate details of rural life and promoting the essence of ...

  • All adaptations of Monkey King welcomed, sensible ones a plus

    As one of the most influential Chinese works in the global film and television market, Journey to the West, one of China's "Four Great Classical Novels," has been adapted into countless versions in both Asia and beyond. And 2023 is particularly special as both a TV show and film inspired by the classic work will be out on US platforms.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/31 0:18:52
  • Seminar provides insights into ancient city construction

    Four of the latest archaeological discoveries dating back to the Shang Dynasty (c.1600BC-1046BC) were revealed at a seminar held at the National Cultural Heritage Administration on Tuesday. Chinese archaeologists stated that the four sites are significant achievements In the study of archaeology and the civilization of the Shang Dynasty.

    By Chen Xi | 2023/5/30 23:35:15
  • Sanxingdui Special Exhibition to debut at HKPM

    A special exhibition showcasing China's Sanxingdui Culture is set to make its debut at the Hong Kong Palace Museum (HKPM) in October, coinciding with the 2023 National Day holiday.

    By Li Yuche | 2023/5/30 23:17:42
  • Trends: Sci-fi TV series and movies have great potential in China

    The author of the Three Body Problem, Chinese novelist Liu Cixin, said at Monday's China Sci-Fi Convention that sci-fi TV series and movies have great potential and a bright future ahead in China.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/30 22:57:11
  • Culture Beat: JINGPHOTO art expo to kick off in June

    Beijing's photo art expo, JINGPHOTO, is scheduled to take place in the 798 Art Zone in June, with nearly 50 exhibitors and hundreds of artists participating.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/30 22:17:35
  • Artist Liu Ruowang mesmerizes Europe with sculptures, experiments in art-centered rural revitalization

    Later this week, when Chinese painter-sculptor Liu Ruowang accepts the NordArt Prize in Büdelsdorf, Germany, the artist's sculpture Mr. Pinocchio will again become a focus of this annual international art exhibition.

    By Li Qian | 2023/5/29 23:30:49
  • Singers from Taiwan flood mainland stages

    Singers from Taiwan have been making their way to the Chinese mainland to deliver captivating performances recently, highlighted by the recent close-to-­capacity concerts by music band Mayday at the Bird's Nest stadium from Friday to Sunday in Beijing.

    By Lu Wenao | 2023/5/29 23:03:12
  • Event brings true taste of Caribbean culture to Beijing

    The 2023 Caribbean Experience: An Exclusive Immersion of Culture, a celebratory gala that brings Chinese visitors close to the Caribbean's diverse culture, was recently held at the Embassy of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana in Beijing.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/29 22:54:24
  • Trends: 'Appreciating flowers' carried out differently in the West and East

    After the long development of human civilization reached a certain level, going to "appreciating flowers" eventually evolved into a group activity. Looking at this activity from a cultural perspective, there are some marked differences in how it is carried out in the West and East. In the West, people go appreciate flowers when there are exhibitions for them, while in China it is a long-standing traditional custom.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/29 22:11:02
  • Shenzhou-16 will bring paintings by teenagers from 10 African countries to China Space Station

    Jing Haipeng, mission commander for the upcoming Shenzhou-16 manned spaceflight mission, revealed on Monday that they will stage the first international painting exhibition on the China Space Station, during which works by teenagers from 10 African countries will be put on display in space.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/29 21:14:41
  • Culture Beat: Zhang Meng exhibition at Today Art Museum

    Chinese artist Zhang Meng's first solo exhibition is being held at Beijing's Today Art Museum. The show aims to present her artistic pursuit of the spiritual integration of Chinese and Western painting languages.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/29 21:01:25
  • New regulations prevent art of Chinese masters from traveling abroad

    A notice introducing a restriction on the overseas travel for artworks created by late Chinese masters was recently issued by China's State Administration of Cultural Heritage.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/5/29 3:32:19
  • National Ballet of China holds assessment performance for top ballet dancers

    The annual assessment of dancers at the National Ballet of China, the country's top ballet troupe, was held at the Beijing Tianqiao Theater on Friday and Saturday night.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/29 0:13:07
  • China guest of honor for international book fair in Malaysia

    The 40th Kuala Lumpur International Book Fairkicked off in Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital, recently on Saturday with China the event's guest of honor.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/5/28 21:50:04
  • Online literature works read overseas, revealing power of Chinese creativity

    The 2023 China International Online Literature Week (CIOLW) kicked off in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province on May 27. Information released at the event shows that there are more than 150 million fans of China's online literature worldwide.

    By Li Yuche | 2023/5/28 19:42:28
  • New Chinese drama focuses on intangible cultural heritage

    Newly released Chinese drama Hi Producer has captured the attention of Chinese audiences with its special perspective on traditional Chinese art. Focusing on the production of a cultural feast that showcases the beauty and diversity of China's intangible cultural heritage, the show explores various aspects of traditional crafts, such as lacquerware, ancient women's clothing and ­UNESCO-listed kesi, a traditional silk tapestry weaving technique, with the help of more than 50 celebrities.

    By Lou Kang | 2023/5/28 19:20:22
  • Xi'an: a place where modernity and history live side by side

    The city of Xi'an, ­Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, once a key stop and starting point of the ancient Silk Road trade route, has recently hosted a monumental China-Central Asia Summit, which reached a declaration among China and Central Asian countries about cooperation in energy, education, science, healthcare and other areas.

    By Lou Kang in Xi'an | 2023/5/25 20:16:01
  • A culinary journey: Discovering the charm of food, manufacturing in Shunde, Guangdong

    This spring, a once glorious and later faded industrial city in East China's Shandong Province, shot to fame overnight and became a trendy tourist destination due to its unique culture of open-air barbecue. However, another gourmet paradise has been attracting Chinese food lovers to southern China - Shunde, a small but vibrant town in Foshan,South China's Guangdong Province.

    By Cao Siqi in Foshan | 2023/5/25 19:48:20
  • Westerners cannot kidnap other moviegoers on 'Mermaid'

    Disney's live-action remake, The Little Mermaid, is set to be released in North America and the Chinese mainland on Friday. But recently, some aggressive Western netizens have targeted Chinese audiences with their "political correctness" toward the African-American leading actress.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/26 0:43:13
  • Trends: Dance drama 'Wing Chun' shows the spirit of the Chinese people

    Two more Chinese documentary texts, The Four Medical Classics and Manuscripts of the Kong Tac Lam Temple in Macao (1645-1980), were added to the Memory of the World Register at the 216th session of the Executive Board of UNESCO held in Paris.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/25 23:29:47
  • Unforgettable experience

    Reading is a part of a person's life as it increases a knowledge that a person has. I think everyone has their own taste in books. For example, some people like sci-fi, horror, mystery, etc. In this way everyone has their own reading life.

    By Shodima Maharjan | 2023/5/25 22:31:02
  • Culture Beat: 'Ink, Light' at Fan House

    To echo the 17th edition of the Croisements Festival, the exhibition Mo, Guang, or Ink, Light, by Chinese artist Liu Shaobai is being held at the Fan House life art space in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/25 22:17:34
  • 438m-year-old fish fossils discovered in Jiangxi Province

    A research team from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has discovered a new species of Jiangxialepis (Galeaspida) in the Silurian strata, which dates back to approximately 438 million years ago, in East China's Jiangxi Province.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/25 22:07:21
  • Film on Chinese mainland-HK relationship to hit big screens

    Chinese documentary An Isle, which focuses on the mutual aid between the Chinese mainland and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) during the pandemic, is set to hit Chinese theaters on Friday.

    By Chen Xi | 2023/5/25 22:02:23
  • Madagascar: the Embassy promotes culture of Chinese medicine meridians

    Recently, the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Meridian Culture Promotion and Exchange Group visited the Embassy of the Republic of Madagascar in Beijing and had a discussion and exchange on the development of TCM meridian skills and health products, with the Ambassador of Madagascar in China Jean Louis Robinson, and relevant representatives from the embassy.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/25 21:49:03
  • Pakistan: Ambassador attends Pakistan tourism website launch ceremony

    A website on Pakistani tourism in Chinese language was launched by the Pakistani Embassy in Beijing on Monday. The unveiling ceremony was an important part of a series of events planned for 2023 Year of Tourism Exchanges between China and Pakistan.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/25 21:42:09
  • A musical treasure passed down through millennia: Exclusive interview with Tseten, inheritor of the Tibetan eagle flute art

    The melodious sound of the flute resonated throughout the entire venue, captivating both domestic and foreign attendees, who stop and admire it.

    By Shan Jie | 2023/5/25 21:39:21
  • Sri Lanka: China-Sri Lanka tourism cooperation meeting

    The Embassy of Sri Lanka in China and the Ministry of Tourism and Land of Sri Lanka held a tourism cooperation media conference at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing on Monday.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/25 21:38:24
  • Kazakhstan: 10th anniversary of BRI and Kazakhstan-China Commodity Exhibition

    In order to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the Consulate General of Kazakhstan in Xi'an in conjunction with the Shaanxi Provincial People' Government launched the Kazakhstan-China Commodity Exhibition which opened in Xi'an on May 17-20.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/25 21:29:15
  • Acrobatic show for diplomatic envoys held in Beijing with theme of 'Another Youth'

    A special acrobatic show themed Another Youth for diplomatic envoys in China was held in Beijing on Wednesday. Vice Foreign Minister Sun Weidong attended the event and delivered a speech. A total of 13 ambassadors in China from Bangladesh, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Jordan, Switzerland and more than 700 diplomats and children from more than 90 embassies (agencies) in China attended.

    By Hou Xiangjun | 2023/5/25 21:23:14
  • 'The Little Mermaid' shows Disney's lazy storytelling strategy

    Disney's live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid is set to be released in the Chinese mainland on Friday, the same day as North America. The film, featuring African-American actress Halle Bailey, has caused a debate about representation in entertainment and highlighted the challenges of adapting beloved, traditional tales.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/25 0:15:22
  • Wuhan Three Towns makes unconventional response to CFA punishment

    The recent disciplinary actions taken by Wuhan Three Towns in response to the Chinese Football Association's (CFA) four-match ban of Ghanaian player Abdul-Aziz Yakubu have sparked controversy and raised eyebrows across the soccer community.

    By Wen Ao | 2023/5/24 23:39:45
  • Trends: farming civilization a rich mine for Chinese artists' literary and artistic creation

    For a long time, farming civilization has been a rich mine for Chinese artists' literary and artistic creation. But unlike previous creations, with the rise of social media, film and television works focusing on farming culture have become more inclusive and open in recent years.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/24 23:36:28
  • Culture Beat: Show on slide projectors

    An exhibition showing the history of slide projectors in China is currently being held at the UCCA Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/24 22:42:52
  • Xizang concert held in Beijing to commemorate veteran musician

    On Wednesday, a concert of Luo Nianyi's musical works was held at the Central Conservatory of Music (CCOM) in Beijing to commemorate the late musician Luo Nianyi, who had made tremendous contributions to the development of Tibetan music over 50 years.

    By Liu Yanling | 2023/5/24 22:36:31
  • NW China's Shaanxi Province introduces digital ambassadors

    Earlier this week, the Shaanxi Provincial Cultural Heritage Administration introduced four digital ambassadors as part of its bid to strengthen its digital presence.

    By Lu Wenao | 2023/5/24 22:28:46
  • Renowned singer Stefanie Sun replies to her 'AI substitute'; experts warn public to beware of scams using AI technology

    Renowned singer Stefanie Sun has responded to the rise of AI singers, cautioning about the potential threat AI technology poses to human-created jobs, including professions such as law, medicine, accounting, and now singing. Sun, who gained attention as her 'AI substitute' became popular overnight, expressed her satisfaction in remaining true to herself.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/24 21:58:36
  • Chinese temples attracting young people with trendy, well-designed products

    To buy one of Yonghe Lama Temple's beaded bracelets, Shanghai woman Liang Yu deliberately took time out during her busy business trip to Beijing to wait in line in the cold for more than an hour in front of the temple's store.

    By Huang Lanlan in Shanghai | 2023/5/24 21:08:22
  • Culture Beat: Young duo's 'Seek'

    The exhibition Mi, or Seek, is currently being held at the Song Art Museum in northeastern Beijing's Shunyi district.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/23 23:24:47
  • Pavilion of China opens at 2023 Venice Biennale

    An opening event, Renewal: A Symbiotic Narrative, dedicated to the Chinese pavilion at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition (IIAE), was launched in Venice, Italy on Monday.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/5/23 23:20:43
  • Beijing Modern Music Festival returns after three-year hiatus

    The Beijing Modern Music Festival kicked off in the Chinese capital on Monday.

    By Liu Yanling and Chen Xi | 2023/5/23 23:11:21
  • Xi calls on National Art Museum of China to build worldwide prestige

    Chinese President Xi Jinping has called on the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) to develop itself into an art venue that enjoys worldwide prestige.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2023/5/23 23:00:38
  • Maintaining integrity great responsibility for influencers

    The rise of influencers has transformed the way we consume content and engage with social media platforms. These individuals, often known as online celebrities, wield significant influence over their followers, shaping opinions and trends with a single post or video. However, with great power comes great responsibility, and it is imperative that we establish a code of ethics to guide these online personalities.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/23 22:12:27
  • Trends: Hong Kong Palace Museum to display Sanxingdui cultural relics

    The Hong Kong Palace Museum has announced that it will hold a special exhibition about the new archaeological discoveries at the Sanxingdui Site in late September 2023. A total of 120 precious cultural relics from the site will be displayed at the exhibition, which is scheduled to last four months.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/23 22:09:13
  • UNESCO to establish Category 1 Institute on science, technology in China

    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is set to establish a Category 1 Institute on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in Shanghai, according to a resolution adopted on Monday.

    By Xinhua - Global Times | 2023/5/23 22:02:35
  • Tianjin Taoist Orchestra finds innovative twist on traditional music

    There is no show on earth quite like the Tianjin Taoist Orchestra. Launched in 2003, the orchestra performs interesting and innovative modern songs in the form of Chinese Taoist music.

    By Hou Xiangjun | 2023/5/23 21:43:29
  • Young writer reborn by donating organs as written in his own novel

    Four people were "reborn" and two recovered their eyesight on Saturday at the Guangxi Academy of Medical Sciences in South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region thanks to an organ donor, the late Hou Chunhui.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/23 0:13:57
  • Trends: Tangjin, unique Chinese element at the state banquet

    During the milestone China-Central Asia Summit held in Xi'an last week, the very unique Chinese elements seen at the state banquet also caught many people's attention. Among them was Tangjin, a kind of silk brocade from the Tang Dynasty (618-907) that was used as the material for the menus at the banquet.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/22 23:54:19
  • Culture Beat: Auriol solo exhibition

    French artist Thomas Auriol kicked off a solo exhibition at the Yishu 8, a place dedicated to art in central Beijing, on Friday. The exhibition, Xiehua Yuanhang, which means "sailing away with art," reveals life in Beijing as seen through the artist's eyes.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/22 23:25:33
  • Tourism boom promotes ancient city preservation

    During the 2023 May Day holidays, Yemeni student Al-Sayaghi Waleed Mohammed Saleh Ahmed and his Chinese friends experienced the ancient way of transferring money in China's earliest bank in the Pingyao ancient city, North China's Shanxi Province.

    By Xinhua – Global Times | 2023/5/22 23:23:45
  • Action epic to bring heroism in Korean War to modern era

    To promote the heroic spirit of the Chinese People's Volunteers (CPV) army in modern cinema, war film Zui Hou de Fang Xian (The Last Line of Defense) was announced in Beijing on Sunday.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/5/22 23:22:14
  • Two ancient shipwrecks in South China Sea mark new chapter in high-tech deep-sea archaeology

    Thousands of meters under the South China Sea, two ancient shipwrecks carrying numerous cultural relics had "slept" for hundreds of years before they were discovered by Chinese archaeologists in 2022. The find stunned the whole world.

    By Chen Xi | 2023/5/22 23:01:18
  • Rising stars signal promising future for badminton in China

    China winning the Sudirman Cup badminton competition for the third time in a row sounds like the country is dominating the sport once again. However, the win is more of a confidence booster for the team as it has to face growing challenges from other national teams.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/22 22:56:53
  • Coffee Cultural Festival kicks off in Shanghai

    Coffee Cultural Festival kicks off in Shanghai

    By Global Times | 2023/5/22 15:01:56
  • Culture Beat: 'Purple Planet' at Trou Blanc gallery

    Chinese artist Cao Yawei recently revealed her first solo exhibition Purple Planet at the Trou Blanc gallery in Beijing.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/21 22:40:00
  • Culture Beat: Chagall exhibition held at 798 Art Zone

    An exhibition of engraved illustrations created by Marc Chagall based on Jean de La Fontaine's fables is being held in Beijing. The exhibition, held by ICI LABAS Art Gallery in the 798 Art Zone, provides a unique opportunity to see gathered literature and art in front of our eyes.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/21 22:38:30
  • Director Han Xiaojun takes aim at 'Gen Z' in TCM drama

    Chinese drama Gen Z, focusing on the inheritance of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), has raised young people's attention and interest in this world renowned heritage. The show's director Han Xiaojun said he hopes "more audiences can benefit from the TV series whether it is the professional knowledge of Chinese medicine or in the deeper realm of life."

    By Xu Liuliu | 2023/5/21 22:33:33
  • Unprecedented anti-graft campaigns safeguard revitalization of Chinese soccer

    The latest development in China's anti-corruption campaign in soccer has seen several players and a coach from the Chinese Super League (CSL) giants Shandong Taishan placed under investigation.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/21 22:18:26
  • '520' Network Valentine's Day helps express love between Chinese people

    Saturday marked China's Network Valentine's Day, commonly known as "520" - In Chinese the numbers and ''I love you'' sound similar. Many young people expressed their love for each other, while others got married thanks to the green light programs offered by civil affairs departments that remained open this weekend. The festival shows China's younger generations are becoming more open and willing to express their feelings.

    By Liu Yanling | 2023/5/21 22:12:22
  • Trends: Museums play a pivotal role in the use of world heritage

    As of International Museum Day on May 18, the capital city has a total of 202 registered museums, which are playing a pivotal role in the use of world heritage today, according to a report released in Beijing on Thursday.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/21 21:54:52
  • Yuncheng Museum examines cradle of Chinese civilization

    Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, visited the Yuncheng Museum in Yuncheng, North China's Shanxi Province, on Tuesday.

    By Chen Xi | 2023/5/21 20:45:32
  • Yisu Theater in Xi'an vital contributor to Qinqiang Opera's popularity and ability to keep up with the times

    For generations, Qinqiang Opera has been a prominent traditional Chinese opera, especially in Northwest China's Shaanxi and Gansu provinces. The Yisu Theater based in Xi'an has been actively involved in performing and readapting operas since 1912 as a reflection of its dedication to modernizing conventional beliefs and practices to meet the demands of today's developing society. The troupe is particularly revered for its contributions to the nation's early revolution. In a bid to increase knowledge of and respect for Chinese culture, it strives to inform and educate audiences via this unique art form.

    By Lu Wenao and Li Yuche | 2023/5/19 0:33:46
  • BRI empowers Chinese institutions on International Museum Day

    Amid the elegant melody of the Chinese folk song Jasmine Flower, two musicians from China and Armenia play two traditional woodwind instruments from their home countries. They are surrounded by visitors who were attracted by the harmonious tunes.

    By Chen Xi in Fuzhou | 2023/5/18 23:45:07
  • Between the pages

    Editor's Note: "Read ten thousand books, and your pen will be guided as if by the gods" is an ancient Chinese idiom that can be seen in students' textbooks. China's Ministry of Education has published an action plan to further promote reading among students across the nation. With new and diverse book recommendations, the reading scene is expected to be revived not only at schools, but also across society. To contribute to this endeavor, the Global Times launched "My Reading Life" essay contest for high-school students.

    By Yang Meiqi | 2023/5/18 22:39:21
  • Century-old Zhang Yuan in Shanghai becomes new landmark after restoration

    Dating back to 1882, Zhang Yuan is hailed as the "Best Garden in Shanghai" for its numerous shikumen houses, or sometimes referred as Shanghai-style lane houses, and several unique buildings that creatively integrate Chinese and Western elements, such as traditional Chinese-style wooden carved windows and fireplaces decorated with green glazed bricks.

    By Huang Lanlan in Shanghai | 2023/5/18 22:20:18
  • Citizens experience cultural relic restoration techniques at Shanghai Museum on International Museum Day

    Cultural relic restoration skills by professional experts and craftsmen – such as restoring ancient bronzes and ceramics and mounting ancient calligraphy and paintings – were shown to the public in Shanghai on Thursday, the International Museum Day, allowing local citizens to personally experience the process of restoring cultural relics on this special day.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/18 21:29:33
  • Hangzhou's natural beauty, cultural heritage and sports wow visitors

    In the heart of eastern China lies a destination that captures the imagination and leaves an indelible mark on every visitor. As the Chinese proverb goes: Just as there is heaven above, and there is Suzhou and Hangzhou below. Hangzhou, a city with its rich tapestry of cultural heritage and breathtaking natural beauty, has firmly established itself as a must-visit city for travel enthusiasts.

    By Lu Wenao | 2023/5/18 19:43:56
  • Xi'an brings Silk Road glory into BRI cooperation as host of China-Central Asia Summit

    As Central Asian leaders arrive in Xi'an, capital of Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, to attend the China-Central Asia Summit with President Xi ­Jinping, the city shines ever brighter as the starting point of the ancient Silk Road and at the center of contemporary Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) cooperation.

    By Lou Kang | 2023/5/18 0:41:24
  • New world chess champion Ding Liren captures people's hearts

    Over the past few weeks, he has ascended to the summit of the chess world in Astana, Kazakhstan, driven by his goal to secure China its first-ever absolute world chess championship. The 30-year-old arrived at the event balancing his youthful exuberance with the wisdom of experience. His formidable opponent, the equally powerful Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia, was making another attempt at the world title.

    By Jorge I. Aguadero Casado | 2023/5/17 21:57:52
  • Trends: Ticket scalping remains challenge for event organizers

    Ticket scalping remains a challenge for event organizers. Measures such as real-name ticketing and limited refund windows have been implemented to deter scalpers, but they can also inconvenience genuine attendees.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/17 0:41:36
  • 'Well-preserved' Han Dynasty cliff tomb found in Chongqing

    A "very well-preserved" cliff tomb dating back to the Han Dynasty (206BC-AD220) was found recently in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, a city famously built in the mountains.

    By Lou Kang | 2023/5/17 0:27:34
  • Imported stand-up comedy should abide by Chinese law and social norms

    Recently, a Chinese stand-up comedian going by the stage name House got caught up in a controversy after one of his jokes during a performance was deemed as "disrespecting the People's Liberation Army (PLA)." As a performance art from Western countries, stand-up comedy has expanded fast in China, gaining large numbers of audiences for both online and offline events.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/17 0:23:25
  • Culture Beat: 'Mama Mia' on air

    Debuting on April 15, Chinese ­variety show Mama Mia Season 8 is a show that gathers mothers from different jobs and ages, to present another side of the role of women in society.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/17 0:22:28
  • 'Fast X' reputation low ahead of debut, box office 'unpredictable'

    US production Fast & Furious 10, also known as Fast X, is set to debut in Chinese mainland cinemas on Wednesday.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/5/17 0:20:02
  • Joint archaeology project writes new chapter of China-Uzbekistan friendship

    Chinese archaeology has created a golden age over the past 10 years. Chinese archaeologists have expanded their research horizons and promoted Chinese archaeology around the world. More than 30 archaeological teams from China have carried out archaeological research in more than 20 countries, which has greatly expanded the international vision and enhanced the international influence of Chinese archaeology. The China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has made this international cooperation a common practice between China and other countries.

    By Chen Xi | 2023/5/16 23:39:36
  • 10 specialized museums give a glimpse into 5,000 years of Chinese civilization

    China is an ancient civilization with a history of multiple millennia. Through the decades, the archaeological finds unearthed and preserved with silent care tell the magnificent story of the economy, technology, life and art of Chinese dynasties coming all the way from the past.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/5/16 0:22:43
  • Chinese film inspires people to slow down, enjoy beauty of poetry

    Living amid the frenzy and madding chaos of modern city life, it may be hard to believe that there are still people writing poetry. But in fact they are everywhere, ­waiting for you to discover them. Working with this concept, ­Chinese film Poetry shines a light on the long-neglected world of poetry, exploring the tension between the lofty ideals of poets and the harsh realities of life, as well as the perseverance and passion it takes to stick to one's beliefs.

    By Chen Xi | 2023/5/15 22:43:51
  • 'Five Doctors' collagen drink advertisement creates dissatisfaction online

    A collagen drink advertisement of the "Five Doctors" brand recently sparked strong criticism from media and netizens for undermining women's roles and is currently the target of an investigation by Beijing's supervision body.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/14 23:06:55
  • Novelist Liang depicts ordinary people's faith in China regardless of time and space

    Publishing his latest novel, Fu Fu Zi Zi (lit: Fathers and Sons), Chinese novelist Liang Xiaosheng told the Global Times that this work, which depicts four families over a span of 50 years, may be his last book.

    By Zhang Ni and Li Yuche | 2023/5/14 23:06:31
  • Bridges to bright future for young talents

    More than 11.5 million students will graduate from Chinese universities and colleges this year, up more than 820,000 from 2022. In cities such as Beijing, the number of graduate students is expected to surpass the number of undergraduates, as more young people stay longer at universities in the hopes that having more qualifications will give them better prospects. However, in July 2022, graduation season, the unemployment rate for youths aged 16-24 was a staggering 19.9 percent, according to a survey. Roughly speaking, there are three reasons why their academic degrees can't help them secure a decent job.

    By Zhang Nan | 2023/5/14 22:56:26
  • Folk music promotes China-ASEAN ties

    The College of Chinese and ASEAN Arts will hold a folk music concert next week to celebrate its five-year establishment, aiming at promoting folk music to the world while strengthening cultural ties through the exchanges of music between China and Southeast Asian countries.

    By Lou Kang | 2023/5/14 21:47:25
  • East China's Lishui holds forest concert to showcase lucid waters, lush mountains

    It is a Saturday afternoon at the Jiulong Nation Wetland Park in Lishui, East China's Zhejiang Province, with fresh air, green grass and music from the water of the Oujiang River and the birds' singing.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/13 18:21:00
  • Art and magic back on the shelves

    The Harry Potter series has become a global phenomenon and has been appreciated by readers and moviegoers for many years. The Harry Potter Wizarding Almanac, the first official magical companion to J.K. Rowling's iconic series, is set to be launched by the Bloomsbury Publishing on October 10, 2023.

    By Hou Xiangjun | 2023/5/11 23:14:04
  • Popular sci-fi novel 'Ball Lightning' to be adapted into TV drama series

    Following the release of the live-action television adaptation of Liu Cixin's The Three-Body Problem, which won the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2015, plans have been unveiled to produce a drama series based on his other captivating work Ball Lightning.

    By Xinhua - Global Times | 2023/5/11 23:06:05
  • 'Everything Everywhere All at Once' to debut at Shanghai film festival

    The 2023 Oscar's biggest winner, Everything Everywhere All at Once, is set to make its debut in the Chinese mainland at the Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) in June, according to the festival's official website on Thursday.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/11 22:59:13
  • Culture Beat: Event showcases art of past 20 years

    An art exhibition focusing on Chinese art development over the past 20 years recently kicked off at the Ming Contemporary Art Museum in Shanghai.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/11 22:47:14
  • Shanghainese version of play 'Thunderstorm' hits the stage

    A major sought-after production following its 2022 debut, the Shanghainese version of the classic Chinese drama Thunderstorm is set to hit the stage in Shanghai on Friday.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/5/11 22:39:50
  • Chinese streaming giants at full steam to attract more audiences

    Chinese streaming giants are releasing the slates for their upcoming dramas, movies and variety shows, hoping to attract more and more audiences from home and aboard.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2023/5/11 22:33:53
  • Tsui sets high expectations for revival of 'wuxia' genre

    Hong Kong director Tsui Hark, 72, has announced that the next film he will be working on is a blockbuster period martial arts film called Legends of the Condor Heroes: The Great Hero. The news has ignited hope among Chinese audiences that Tsui, who is famous for his bold cinematography and innovative deconstruction of classic martial arts stories, may be able to revive the genre, which is known as wuxia in Chinese. A popular genre in literature, TV and film, wuxia focuses on martial arts and acts of chivalry.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/11 21:43:46
  • Reading is fundamental

    Editor's Note: "Read ten thousand books, and your pen will be guided as if by the gods" is an ancient Chinese idiom that can be seen in students' textbooks. China's Ministry of Education has published an action plan to further promote reading among students across the nation. With new and diverse book recommendations, the reading scene is expected to be revived not only at schools, but also across society. To contribute to this endeavor, the Global Times launched "My Reading Life" essay contest for high-school students.

    By Li Xinwei | 2023/5/11 21:07:49
  • Palace Museum: Embodiment of a diverse, long-lasting civilization

    In the year 1406, on order from the Ming Dynasty Emperor Zhu Di, who was also known as the Emperor Yongle, construction began on one of the greatest architectural complexes ever built.

    By Lou Kang | 2023/5/11 20:53:43
  • NW China's Ningxia boosts tourism via unique resources

    For years, tourist guide Xiao Kun has led thousands of groups of desert hikers through the Tengger Desert. He said desert isolates him from the hustle and bustle of the city and makes him find peace. He never gets tired of such feeling no matter how many times he walks through the desert.

    By Leng Shumei and Zhang Han in Yinchuan | 2023/5/11 19:26:45
  • Young motorcyclists' tragic end unfortunate and alarming

    Recently, two young girls dressed in skirts and wearing helmets decorated with big butterflies died while illegally racing their motorcycles. The two were influencers who often held "drag races" and posted these "cool" short videos online. Although they may have gained some fans or money, their fatal end was unfortunate and worthless. This case should be a warning to all other copycats, and more regulations should be implemented on short video platforms.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/11 0:51:38
  • Culture Beat: Season 2 of 'Daddy at Home' variety show

    The second season of the full-time father reality show Daddy at Home aired on Monday on Mango TV.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/10 23:35:09
  • Concert tickets for popular band sell out in seconds

    Tickets for concerts by Mandopop band Mayday from the island of Taiwan sold out within seconds on Tuesday. The continuous announcement of concerts shows live performances are making a comeback in Chinese mainland after the ­COVID-19 pandemic, say experts.

    By Chen Xi | 2023/5/10 23:31:54
  • Trends: Prioritizing market numbers over artistic integrity discouraged

    Since 2021, comprehensive governance measures have transformed the cultural and entertainment landscape. Policies targeting online trolls, fan-controlled reviews and fake metrics have effectively curbed these malpractices. The industry's over-reliance on data-driven decision-making has been corrected, as professionals now recognize the importance of balanced analysis of viewership ratings, box-office figures and online engagement.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/10 23:30:25
  • Over 300 pottery pieces found in Northern Wei high official's tomb in Shanxi

    A tomb belonging to a Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534) official was recently discovered in North China's Shanxi Province.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/5/10 23:20:23
  • New project turns once unattended cultural heritage into lively community

    Looking like large circular castles, Fujian Tulou is the unique dwelling of the Hakka people in the mountainous areas of East China's Fujian Province. The Tulou buildings were once pushed to the fore of public opinion after one of them crumbled due to lack of maintenance, but now they have been revived through new means with the help of local government and companies.

    By Lou Kang | 2023/5/10 23:14:07
  • US returns over 1,000-year-old stone carvings

    Two more than 1,000-year-old cultural relics were returned to China after a ceremony at the Manhattan District Attorney's Office in New York on Tuesday. The Chinese Consul General in New York Huang Ping attended the ceremony, where officials from both sides agreed that the return will "bring positive energy into China-US relations." The two countries will continue to proactively cooperate in the tracing, recovery and return of stolen cultural relics, according to a statement from China's Consulate General in New York on Wednesday.

    By Chen Xi and Li Yuche | 2023/5/10 19:56:41
  • Trends: Employers have no right to interfere with personal social media

    A recent labor dispute in Chongqing has attracted widespread attention in China. A driver at a local hospital was fined 10,000 yuan ($1,400) and fired for not sharing a link to the hospital on his personal social media account. The court ruled that an individual's personal account is private and the hospital had no right to interfere.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/9 23:34:35