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Chinese netizens send congratulations to boy band TFBOYS who won Guinness World Record

Chinese netizens sent congratulations to Chinese popular boy band TFBOYS, whose NetEase cloud music concert broke a Guinness World Record for most-viewed paid concert.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/28 17:21:19

Love or House: Hong Kong TVB drama earns thumbs up from mainland netizens for its realistic portrayal of the city's housing crisis

A Hong Kong drama on TVB has recently earned rave reviews on Chinese mainland social media for its true-to-life representation of the difficulties Hong Kong's expensive housing market poses for single's looking for love and married couples wanting to start a family.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/24 19:18:39

Spy thriller author John le Carre dies

John le Carre, the British writer best known for his Cold War espionage novels Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and The Spy Who Came In From The Cold, has died aged 89, his agent said Sunday.
Source: AFP-Global Times | 2020/12/14 16:28:40

Yoko Ono urges gun control as fans commemorate

Mourners sang and laid flowers Tuesday on Central Park's candlelit memorial to John Lennon on the 40th anniversary of his murder in New York City, as his widow Yoko Ono marked the moment with a call for gun control.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/9 16:43:41

Hong Kong-born singer's fluent Putonghua speech at South Korean music feast wins applause from netizens of the Chinese mainland

Chinese mainland netizens gave the thumbs-up to Hong Kong-born singer Jackson Wang, a member of the hit South Korean boy group GOT7, after he spoke in fluent Putonghua (Standard Chinese) at the 2020 Mnet Asian Music Awards in South Korea on Sunday night.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/7 18:23:40

'Hero of Asia' Li Yuchun talks about life amid fame and pop culture

“I want to make more heart-warming music in the post-pandemic age,” said Li Yuchun (Chris Lee), one of China's most iconic female pop stars, in an exclusive interview with the Global Times in Wuhan, the “hero city” of Central China's Hubei Province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/29 13:23:40

Fans in China take pride in International Emmy nomination for Chinese costume drama 'Love and Destiny'

The 48th International Emmy Awards were held on Monday as a virtual ceremony streamed from New York. Fans of the Chinese fantasy costume drama Love and Destiny awaited the results with bated breath as it had been nominated for Best Telenovela. While the coveted award ended up going to Brazilian series Órfãos da Terra (Orphans of a Nation), Chinese netizens still expressed their pride that the show had been nominated for one of the world's most prestigious awards for international television production.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/26 6:08:11

Think twice before saying anything: Chinese netizens on Sina Weibo about BTS' Grammy nomination

Chinese fans of the hit South Korean boy band BTS celebrated on social media after the band became the first K-pop group to earn a Grammys award nomination on Wednesday. The band was nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/25 18:03:40

Chinese hit drama and film to be adapted into animated series in 2021

Chinese historical suspense drama The Longest Day In Chang'an began trending on social media after Bilibili, a popular Chinese video-sharing website, announced on Saturday that it will be producing an animated adaptation that is expected to be released in 2021.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/22 17:43:40

New stamp to issue for commemorating Friedrich Engels' 200th birthday

China Post is scheduled to launch a set of commemorative stamps on November 28 to commemorate Friedrich Engels' 200th birthday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/17 17:32:37

'Harassment' of star's wax statue ignites anger of Chinese netizens

A video showing a woman "harassing" a wax statue of Chinese star Yang Yang at the Madame Tussauds Shanghai has raised the ire of Chinese netizens on social media.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/17 16:33:40

Colin Firth to star in new action-comedy film adapted from Chinese web comic

Oscar-winner English actor Colin Firth will star in a new action-comedy film adapted from one of China's most popular digital comics - Zombie Brother.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/9 19:08:41

Taylor Swift sends wishes to Chinese fans at Double 11 sales event

US singer Taylor Swift sent her best wishes to Chinese fans in a video played during the Tmall Global Double 11 Event livestream on Sunday night. Her message began trending quickly on Sina Weibo, with the related hashtag reaching 500 million views on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/9 17:23:40

Beijing concert to mark 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth

The Run! Beethoven - 2020 Beethoven Marathon Concert is scheduled to be held at the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing on December 12 to mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of legendary composer Ludwig van Beethoven.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/8 17:11:11

Tibetan director discusses the future of ethnic minority film in China

After the two boisterous sons of sheep farmers Dargye and his wife Drolkar naively play with their parents' pack of condoms thinking they are balloons and enrage the entire village, Drolkar finds she is pregnant again.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/4 18:33:40

News of comeback by K-pop king G-Dragon excites Chinese netizens

According to an exclusive news report by South Korean news outlet OSEN on Monday, globally acclaimed K-pop idol Kwon Ji-yong, better known by his stage name G-Dragon, is currently working on preparing a solo album.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/4 17:49:09

Thai actress' legal action against cyber bullies wins applause from Chinese netizens

Thai actress Peeranee Kongthai, better known as Matt, who took 11 cyber bullies who slandered her online to court in Bangkok, Thailand on Monday won the applause of Chinese netizens on Chinese social media on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/22 23:13:59

Hollywood legend Jeff Bridges announces lymphoma diagnosis

US film star Jeff Bridges announced Monday that he has been diagnosed with lymphoma, a form of cancer that starts in the body's infection-fighting cells called lymphocytes.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/20 18:13:40