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UK's 'Strictly' to feature same-sex dance partners for first time

One of the most popular programs on British television, Strictly Come Dancing, is to feature the first same-sex pairing in its 16-year history, the BBC said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/3 17:03:41

Never forget the great achievement of our heroes during WWII

Wednesday is the 75th anniversary of victory in the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression (1931-45) as well as the World Anti-Fascist War. Many related hashtags have appeared in China's social media including China's twitter-like Sina Weibo.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/3 9:18:40

China-foreign partnership schools welcome new semester with confidence

At a time when some universities in the US are putting in-person classes on hold and turning to online models to continue teaching amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, China-US partnership school Duke Kunshan University (DKU) successfully began its fall semester in late August without any new infected cases.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/31 20:53:30

Several Chinese-made Korean War film and TV productions underway, scheduled for 2021

Chinese film giant Bona Film Group is planning to produce three films, including one Korean War (1950-53) film, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China in 2021, a Bona Film Group official said at the 10th Beijing International Film on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/27 23:33:40

Video of kids dribbling basketballs in tandem goes viral on Twitter

A video featuring a group of children in China playing a cooperative basketball dribbling exercise has gone viral on Twitter, igniting heated discussion about education in the country.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/26 22:28:40

Tickets sell fast ahead of 10th Beijing International Film Festival

The upcoming 10th Beijing International Film Festival (BIFF), which is scheduled to be held in Beijing from Saturday to August 29, has ignited the enthusiasm of Chinese moviegoers. Anticipation is so high that 72 percent of the tickets for the films that will be screened during the festival were sold within the first 10 minutes of them going on sale on Chinese ticketing platform Taopiaopiao on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/20 18:39:45

Climate change sours French winemakers' bitter grape harvest

Just when it seemed 2020 could not get more awful for French winemakers, it has gotten worse.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/20 17:38:41

UK dines out on govt-backed restaurant scheme

A British government scheme to encourage people to visit restaurants, by paying a slice of the bill, has boosted a sector devastated by the coronavirus, according to a study published on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/20 17:38:40

National Day holiday film slate ignites moviegoer enthusiasm in China

The recent announcement that two high-profile Chinese films will be released during China's National Day has ignited the passion of many Chinese moviegoers to head to theaters, leading many film experts to predict that the Chinese film industry is well on the way to recovery.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/18 17:53:41

Street art thrives in Sao Paulo despite novel coronavirus pandemic

Perched atop a platform swaying in the air 10 stories high, Paola Delfin is putting the final touches on a giant graffiti mural in the sprawling concrete jungle of Sao Paulo.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/18 16:28:40

Chinese author becomes center of controversy for comic book depicting animals mating

A children's comic book that debuted at the Shanghai Book Fair on Thursday has ignited hot debate among Chinese netizens and parents, many of whom are concerned that its depiction of animals mating may have a negative influence on children.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/17 19:48:40

Big budget Chinese drama set during Korean War to end filming in December

A Chinese TV drama marking the 70th anniversary of China's move to support North Korea during the Korean War (1950-53) began filming in Beijing on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/16 16:33:40

Prince Harry and Meghan purchase new California family home

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have purchased and moved into a new family home in Santa Barbara, an affluent seaside city outside Los Angeles, according to US media reports.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/13 18:43:40

Chinese online stores provide paid service for people to rant about fictional TV character

Online stores on Chinese ecommerce sites such as Taobao and Xianyu have begun introducing a service that offers customers the opportunity to vent their anger at the fictional character of Lin Youyou, the young woman who seduces a rich married man in the Chinese drama Nothing But Thirty.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/10 21:03:40

Film extras rush to China's 'Hollywood' as record number of productions underway

Despite high temperatures reaching 38 C, dozens of people line up in front of the registration center at Hendian World Studios, China's equivalent to Hollywood, in East China's Zhejiang Province, to wait for training to become an extra. Some of them have come out of curiosity, while others hope it is the first stepping stone to achieving their dreams of becoming a star.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/10 17:28:41

China's 'Hollywood': Hengdian World Studios regains vitality as coronavirus brought under control in China

Walking down a street at Hengdian World Studios, China's equivalent to Hollywood, at least seven different film crews can be seen busily going about shooting films or TV shows, while performers dressed in various period costumes are everywhere.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/9 16:53:41

Filming ramps up at China's equivalent to Hollywood – Hengdian World Studios

More than 100 crews have returned to work at China's version of Hollywood, Hengdian World Studios in East China's Zhejiang Province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/3 15:48:40

China's first Western-style theater undergoes renovation

Efforts are underway to restore China's first Western-style theater, the Lyceum Theater in East China's Shanghai Municipality, to its original appearance during the 1930s, the China News reported on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/2 18:08:40