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Chinese netizens bash HKSAR singer Joey Yung over post suspected of mocking patriotic citizens

Chinese fans expressed outrage at singer Joey Yung from China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region after she posted a video that was suspected to be mocking four patriotic people in Hong Kong who contracted COVID-19 while attending a gala celebrating the anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/20 18:33:40

China's box office surpasses 1 million yuan on first day of reopening

Chinese theaters reopened for business on Monday, after closing for more than 170 days due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Box office pre-sales nationwide surpassed 1 million yuan ($142,876), which thrilled Chinese moviegoers on social media.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/20 11:38:40

First English book on China's Western Xia Dynasty published overseas

The English version of A Tangut Course, a book that systemically introduces the history and culture of China's Western Xia Dynasty (1038-1227), has become the first book about the dynasty to be published overseas, Chinese experts said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/15 19:48:40

Six living Buddhas graduate from Buddhist middle school in Tibet Autonomous Region

After performing an English melodrama, reciting poetry, making speeches and holding a sutra debate, six living Buddhas graduated from a middle school under the Tibetan Buddhist College in Lhasa, Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 21:18:40

Peking Opera to debut on livestreaming under the shadow of coronavirus

Jingju (better known as Peking Opera) Theater Company of Beijing would launch a one-month- long online event from mid-July to mid-August, including a free live performance broadcast through nine live streaming platforms on Wednesday, officials of the theater said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 18:48:40

Beijing LGBT Center turns to short videos to clear up misunderstandings about LGBTQ+ community

The Beijing LGBT Center opened an account on short video platform Douyin on Sunday to tell true stories and correct stereotypes about the LGBTQ+ community.
Source: | 2020/7/12 21:34:20

More Chinese film directors turn to streaming dramas amid coronavirus and a shrinking film industry

Chinese film directors including the well-known Feng Xiaogang, Chen Kaige and Wong Kar-Wai have shifted toward directing streaming dramas as the film industry continues to shrink amid the COVID-19.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/12 16:10:10

Director of South Korean horror film 'Train to Busan' planning Chinese-style zombie movie

South Korean film director Yeon Sang-ho's planned Chinese zombie movie might contribute to film cooperation between China and South Korea amid the coronavirus, Chinese film experts said on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/12 19:43:58

Chinese netizens show support for Thailand's move toward legalization of same-sex unions

Chinese netizens showed their support for the Thailand Cabinet's approval of a draft bill that, if ratified by parliament, will legalize same-sex unions, by posting images of their favorite same-sex couples from popular Thai TV dramas.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 20:28:40

Efforts to boost Oscars diversity gain support

The Oscars have vowed to diversify by inviting more artists from different countries and ethnic backgrounds, which is a good move to make the US film awards more international.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 13:33:44

More Chinese students want to study in UK than US: survey

A survey published by one of China's largest educational firms, New Oriental Education, found that 42 percent of Chinese students would choose the UK as the first country in which to study abroad, with 37 percent of students choosing the US. It is the first time the UK has overtaken the US as the top destination for Chinese students in the survey.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 10:28:40

Streaming drama 'The Bad Kids' lifts Chinese suspense dramas to an all new level

Chinese crime/suspense drama The Bad Kids has gained unprecedented high compliments from Chinese netizens and even celebrities such as actress Zhang Ziyi for its intriguing plot and superb acting. The hashtag for the show, which aired its final episode on Thursday, had earned 4.29 billion views on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo as of Tuesday afternoon.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/30 18:03:41

Chinese adaptation of Singaporean drama 'The Little Nyonya' ignites heated discussion among viewers of the original

A Chinese adaptation of famed Singaporean drama The Little Nyonya premiered on Chinese streaming platforms on Sunday night, instantly sparking heated discussion on social media as viewers compared it to the original version released in 2008.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/29 20:58:40

China's star-studded live graduation event motivates Chinese graduates

China's star-studded 2020 Live Graduation event was held on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo on Saturday night to congratulate Chinese graduates who have been unable to return to school amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/28 17:48:41

New report: COVID-19 patients suffer from poorer mental health than SARS survivors

A new report showing that the mental health of COVID-19 survivors is worse than that of SARS survivors was released at a forum in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/22 22:08:40

Wuhan Art Museum reopens after city ends lockdown

The Wuhan Art Museum in Central China's Hubei Province officially reopened on Sunday after closing its doors for almost five months due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/21 17:43:41

Restoration begins on 83-year-old traditional Chinese archway at Wuhan University following accident

Work to restore a decades-old paifang, a traditional Chinese commemorative arch, at Wuhan University in Central China's Hubei Province has begun. The arch was damaged on Saturday night when a cement mixer collided into it. According to a statement issued on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo by Wuhan University on Sunday, local police have tracked down the driver of the vehicle, who will be punished according to the law.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/7 17:33:40

Married couple still 'going Dutch' after 30 years sparks debate whether bills should be split after marriage

An elderly couple in North China who have been married for more than 30 years have captured the attention of netizens on Chinese social media after news outlet The Paper reported on how they split all their finances. The debate that followed the Wednesday report show that the "going Dutch" lifestyle is not the preferred choice for most married couples.
Source: | 2020/6/4 22:57:31