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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

Paris cheers Naomi Campbell and Nigeria's rising fashion star

Nigerian Kenneth Ize made a storming Paris fashion week debut Monday with his "fairy godmother", supermodel Naomi Campbell, closing the showing.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/27 19:33:40

Dior cheers rebel women in 1970s-tinted Paris show

Dior designer Maria Grazia Chiuri raided her teenage diaries for a sometimes touching Paris fashion week show on Tuesday that made the personal political.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/27 19:28:40

'Countryside, The Future' exhibition highlights China's dramatic growth

An on-going exhibition presented by renowned Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas in New York highlights how China has been dramatically redefining its vast countryside with continuous investment in infrastructure and poverty alleviation.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/27 19:13:41

Chinese netizens refute idea that kiss was cut from 'Mulan' to appease audiences

A cut kiss scene between Mulan and her romantic interest Chen Honghui in the upcoming Disney film Mulan has stirred heated discussion on Chinese social media.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/27 20:23:35

Opera star Domingo apologizes as union probe confirms 'inappropriate activity

Opera star Placido Domingo, facing multiple allegations of sexual harassment, on Tuesday apologized for "the hurt" caused to his accusers, as a union probe found he engaged in a pattern of "inappropriate activity."
Source: AFP | 2020/2/26 18:58:40

Popular web celebrity gives glimpse into the life of Chinese villagers during COVID-19 outbreak

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, residents in China's rural areas have been staying at home with their families to help prevent the spread of the virus. Liu Shichao, better known by his online handle "Hebei Pangzai," is one such villager who has risen to fame lately after sharing his daily life online and giving netizens a look into the measures his village has adopted to combat the deadly virus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/25 18:33:40

Weinstein convicted of sex assault, rape in big win for #MeToo movement

Harvey Weinstein was convicted Monday of rape and sexual assault but acquitted of the most serious predatory charges, a verdict hailed as a historic victory by the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/25 17:28:40

Indian businessman living in Xi'an puts faith in China during virus crisis

"After every darkness, there is a dawn."
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/24 19:03:40

K-pop industry should value safety over money amid COVID-19 outbreak

The number of COVID-19 cases in South Korea has been increasing day by day, but this dire situation is not being given any priority in the country when it comes to the entertainment industry. The K-pop industry continues to operate as usual and many stars still have busy schedules.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/24 18:48:40

Cast of hit sitcom 'Friends' reuniting for 25th anniversary

It's finally happening!
Source: AFP | 2020/2/23 17:33:40

From Chihuahua to Coachella, Mexico's Ed Maverick is averse to fame

A teenage troubadour who not long ago was drumming at church and performing at quinceaneras, Ed Maverick has had a year of dizzying success that will see him play the premier Coachella festival this spring.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/20 18:08:41

Chinese fans stunned after US star Tom Cruise 'dies'

Chinese fans went into a panic after a photo with the logo "BBC news" began circulating that said US star Tom Cruise "died" during an accident while filming. Fortunately, the hashtag Tom Cruise Has Died, which got 8.6 views on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo, turned out to be a hoax that seems to have originated from a YouTube channel named "trending today," which previously has released videos claiming other celebrities such as Justin Beiber and Celine Dion had also "died."
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/20 14:58:40

No verdict as Weinstein rape trial jury ends day one deliberations

Jurors in ex-Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein's high-profile sex crimes trial ended their first day of deliberations Tuesday without reaching a verdict in the case seen as a watershed in the #MeToo movement.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/19 17:43:41

Singer Kehlani drops post-Valentine's Day break-up track

All's fair in love and streaming: R&B singer Kehlani lit up social media over the weekend with a livid track detailing an apparent break-up with rapper YG.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/19 17:43:40