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Chinese fans to give surprise celebration of Lisa's birthday

Chinese fans are going to give a surprise to their idol Lisa by holding light shows and playing birthday videos on LED screens of tall buildings in many cities in China and overseas to celebrate her birthday on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/26 23:23:40

Wuhan's Huoshenshan Hospital a symbol of Chinese spirit

China would like to share all its experience in designing Wuhan's hospitals to countries in need, said a technical expert that worked on the Huoshenshan Hospital, the emergency field hospital for treating COVID-19 patients that had been constructed within only 10 days in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/26 16:28:40

Partying moves online in Cuba amid COVID-19 outbreak

Yasmany Quintero, 16, is a typical adolescent eagerly planning his upcoming birthday party in the Vibora Park district of Cuba's capital Havana, where he lives with his mother and grandmother.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/26 6:33:40

Chinese woman working in New York travelled 42 hours to China, wishing to see the last face of her dying father

In early March, the state of the COVID-19 epidemic in China was already improving, but the state of Sun Ling's father, who had been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, was growing increasingly severe. Deciding she didn't want to have any regrets, Sun, a young woman who works as a senior software engineer in New York, set forth on a 42-hour trip from New York in the US to her home in Loudi city, Central China's Hunan Province so she could see her father's face one more time before he passed.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/25 23:08:40

Trainees on Chinese reality show 'Youth With You' accused of plagiarism

Two trainees on Chinese reality show Youth With You have been accused of plagiarizing the dance moves of other stars, earning them the condemnation of Chinese netizens.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/23 21:08:40

US rapper Cardi B, take to social media to condemn Trump's racist use of 'Chinese virus'

Chinese netizens gave their full support to US rapper Cardi B after she complimented the measures China took in Wuhan to control the COVID-19 outbreak and indirectly condemned US President Donald Trump's racist usage of the term "Chinese virus" during a livestream on Instagram on Saturday night.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/22 17:58:40

Chinese fans welcome return of S.Korean period zombie series 'Kingdom' as they stay home amid COVID-19 pandemic

The second season of Kingdom, Netflix's first original South Korean series, was released on the platform on Friday. The series has become a favorite of many Chinese who have had to stay at home amid the COVID-19 pandemic due to its zombie horror theme.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/18 20:18:12

Llosa works removed from shopping sites after 'irresponsible and prejudiced' opinion

Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa's "irresponsible"?remarks made on Monday were not only criticized by China's foreign affairs ministry, but also became the target of infuriated Chinese netizens, with many showing their disappointment in the Nobel literature laureate on Chinese social media.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/17 19:28:40

Chinese netizens show concern for Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson due to short hospital stay

Chinese netizens were surprised after news broke that US actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson had been released from hospital after only fivedays for novel coronavirus. On Thursday, Hanks and his wife tested positive for the virus while the actor was working on pre-production for a film in Australia.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/17 19:28:41

Global premiere of second season of Chinese idol competition show 'Youth With You' wins hearts of netizens

The performances of mentors including Lisa from South Korean girl group BlackPink and Chinese singer Cai Xukun as well as trainees on the second season of Chinese idol competition show Youth With You have Chinese netizens clamoring for more.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/15 16:58:40

Chinese netizens send best wishes to Tom Hanks and his wife after couple tested positive for coronavirus

Chinese netizens expressed concern and sent their best wishes after famous US actor Tom Hanks announced that he and his wife had tested positive for coronavirus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/12 17:33:40

Global netizens use imaginative means to participate in a UN-led campaign against COVID-19

Chinese from different fields and ethnic minority groups as well as people from other countries actively joined the publicity initiative to prevent COVID-19 launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and World Health Organization (WHO) on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/8 14:13:40

History sets precedence for foreign talents contributing to China and living in long term

Johann Adam Schall von Bell, a German Jesuit and astronomer whose Chinese name as Tang Ruowang, is another example. He spent most of his life in China and earned the trust of the Qing Dynasty's Shunzhi Emperor, becoming an advisor of the government.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/5 21:08:40

Horsey Chanel rides Lagerfeld's follies out of town

Chanel designer Virginie Viard Tuesday signalled she may put an end to the brand's themed Paris fashion week spectaculars, a year after the death of her legendary predecessor Karl Lagerfeld.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/4 16:28:40

Foreign netizens attribute cut 'Mulan' character to 'homophobia' out of ignorance of Chinese culture

The inaccessibility of the global fanfic platform Archive of Our Own (AO3) in China (can be seen: has misled some foreign netizens to think Chinese are "homophobic". Those who are not familiar with Chinese culture even made a groundless connection, claiming that the removal of character Li Shang in Disney film Mulan is also because Li is actually a gay who fell in love with Hua Mulan who disguised her as a man in the army.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/4 22:53:40

Some sick parts of fan culture should be removed

The controversy over fans of Chinese actor Xiao Zhan attacking fan works continues to simmer on social media. The behavior of the actor's fans exposes some sick parts of fan culture, which exist not only in China's fan groups but all around the world.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/4 12:53:56

HK actor refutes being a separatist, apologizes after brand caught with controversial design

Hong Kong actor and designer Shawn Yue refuted claims that he is a separatist and apologized for inappropriately handling the matter after a sweatshirt under his brand was found with a design resembling a gesture frequently used by Hong Kong protesters.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/3 14:28:40

US teacher finds self-living life in quarantine in Wuhan after COVID-19 outbreak

Imagine moving to China to pursue a new career in education only to encounter an epidemic so severe that it would lead to the city you live in to close down and reaches the point where you had to wear professional-level protective gear to go outdoors.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/1 19:08:40