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China's top tenor recovers from COVID-19, says virus attacked lungs, but singing unaffected

After recovering from COVID-19, renowned Chinese tenor Warren Mok said he is more confident than ever that humanity will beat the virus and called on the government to ease the 14-day-quarantine restrictions for those need to ply between Chinese mainland and Hong Kong.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/19 21:39:10

'Next Wave': Chinese needle-felting artist takes a less-traveled road

As a member of "the next wave," also known as the booming generation, Yin Yue, a post-1980 Chinese artist based in Beijing, is combining passion and persistence to explore a road that few Chinese have taken by developing her hobby into a career.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/17 16:08:40

Chinese netizens shocked by Beckham's thinning hair

A recent photo of former UK soccer player David Beckham went viral on Chinese social media on Wednesday. While photos of the star have trended in the past due to his good looks, this time it was his clearly thinning hair that captured netizens' attention.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/13 18:58:40

Netizens in China wary about Chinese adaptation of popular Norwegian web series 'Skam'

The Chinese remake of Norwegian web series Skam, which has been adapted in eight countries, will start shooting in July. The news has sparked controversy among Chinese netizens, many of whom have said they are against the adaptation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/12 15:53:40

US economy will be worse in 2021, causing more blame aimed at foreigners: Jim Rogers

The two daughters of US investor and financial commentator Jim Rogers opened an account on China's video platform Bilibili on May 1, and so far, their Chinese language speaking capabilities have stunned Chinese netizens who have since dubbed them the richest vloggers on the platform.
Source: | 2020/5/11 23:31:44

Chinese actor Xiao Zhan's apology video goes viral following AO3 controversy

A video of an interview with Chinese singer and actor Xiao Zhan has gone viral on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo, with many Chinese netizens praising the star for his courage to apologize to the public for the actions of fans who caused overseas fanfic platform Archive of Our Own (AO3) to become blocked in the Chinese mainland back in late February.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/7 19:03:40

Chinese fans celebrate birthday of EXO's Byun Baek-hyun

Chinese fans in various provinces celebrated their idol Byun Baek-hyun's birthday on Wednesday by holding various events throughout China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/6 17:33:40

Chinese artist portrays life amid COVID-19 epidemic in paintings

100 days, 100 paintings… In his new public art project, Chinese artist Shu Yong has sought to record what life was like during the COVID-19 epidemic by painting those who have been fighting on the frontlines against the deadly virus since January 26.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/5 19:13:40

Chinese fans concerned after Blackpink's Lisa gets death threat

Chinese fans showed concern for K-pop star Lisa, the Thai member of South Korean girl band Blackpink, after she received a death threat on social media.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/5 18:53:40

Award-winning US actor Nicolas Cage set to star in 'Tiger King' series

Nicolas Cage will star in a scripted television series about flamboyant "Tiger King" zookeeper Joe Exotic, his publicist told AFP Monday.
Source: AFP | 2020/5/5 18:43:40

Chinese orchestra performs online in bid to bring classical music to more people in China

A series of online symphony concerts that combine music with China's precious historical relics are being held in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, to delight the ears and eyes of audiences from all over the country.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/28 17:56:58

Japanese actor expresses thanks after receiving masks from Chinese director

Japanese actor and musician Tadanobu Asano expressed his gratitude to Chinese film director Cheng Er on Twitter Monday after he received some face masks sent by Cheng.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/28 17:48:40

Chinese mainland TV show sued for copyright infringement of letter belonging to late writer San Mao from the island of Taiwan

The news that the siblings of Sao Mao, a late influential writer from the island of Taiwan, filed a lawsuit against cultural variety show Letter Alive for infringing on San Mao's copyrights and modifying said content without permission went viral on Chinese social media on Sunday, World Intellectual Property Day.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/26 17:43:40

Singer Kris Wu releases new song from album 'Aurora'

Chinese singer Kris Wu released the first single "Aurora" from his new album of the same name on Wednesday, igniting a wave of excitement among his fans who are still trapped indoors by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/16 9:38:40

Chinese netizens call drama with AI-generated face a 'disaster'

Chinese netizens were amused and shocked by a Chinese costume drama that used Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to replace an actress's face.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/14 22:18:41

Chinese beer-chugging web celebrity holds drinking competition to raise funds for fight against COVID-19

A Chinese villager who has become an internet celebrity through his unique beer-drinking methods on Twitter has held a cross-culture drinking competition with netizens around the globe to raise money for doctors and nurses who are fighting on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/13 19:23:40

Johnny Clegg's family bars use of his music to lure sharks

Johnny Clegg's family has barred a South African shark cage-diving operator from using the late legendary singer's music to lure the predators for deep-sea viewing excursions, his manager said Monday.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/9 14:43:40

As Wuhan lifts lockdown, hundreds of young soccer players from the city still quarantined in Spanish mountains

As Central China's Wuhan lifted its 76-day lockdown on Wednesday, 104 young soccer players from the city are still trapped in Spain, which has been severely hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/8 21:28:40