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China's street vendor policy may encourage emergence of street artists

More Chinese artists might take to the streets for performances now that the Chinese government has loosened its grip on street vendors in order to boost the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic, an official of China's culture department said on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/4 22:23:41

'Better Days' lives up to expectations, sweeps eight awards at Hong Kong Film Awards

Chinese netizens congratulated the cast and crew of the film Better Days for sweeping eight awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress and Best New Performer, at the 39th Hong Kong Film Awards on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/6 19:28:40

Singles in US reinvent dating as pandemic continues

How do you find love when you're stuck at home? The coronavirus pandemic has made that challenging, to say the least. But millions of single Americans are finding ways.
Source: AFP | 2020/5/5 19:03:41

Chinese netizens concerned over S.Korea's decision to reopen cinemas

Chinese netizens expressed concern over the safety of moviegoers in South Korea after CGV, South Korea's largest multiplex chain, announced that it will reopen 36 theaters on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/27 22:08:40

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

Tsinghua University launched global event with UNESCO to discuss online education amid COVID-19

China's Tsinghua University held a global online event Friday night titled, "The Special Dialogue: Online Education in the COVID-19 Response and Beyond" with 21 universities from 15 countries co-convened with UNESO to share experiences about online education amid COVID-19 pandemic and calls for cooperation to explore new teaching modes combining online and off-line education.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/25 19:18:40

Netizens advocate use of transparent face masks out of consideration for hearing impaired

As the COVID-19 pandemic lingers on and face masks become a normal part of daily life, the needs of the hearing impaired are being taken into consideration. Advocates are proposing that face masks be made transparent so those with hearing disabilities will still be able to read lips and communicate as usual.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/23 21:02:07

Zoo Berlin: We will try our best to raise our twin pandas despite revenue losses amid COVID-19

Germany's Zoo Berlin will not consider killing animals for financial reasons amid the COVID-19 pandemic and twin pandas Meng Xiang and Meng Yuan are quite well, Katharina Sperling, an employee with the communication center at Zoo Berlin, told the Global Times on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/22 14:48:40

12-hour-long 'One World' online classical music concert to debut in China on Earth Day

The dean of the Shanghai Opera House Chen Zhong will launch a 12-hour-long online classical music concert featuring nearly 100 musicians and famous orchestras from more than 10 countries and regions on Earth Day, which will be held on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/21 18:28:40

Death of woman who suffered psychological abuse from boyfriend sparks calls for more protection for women on Chinese social media

The death of a Peking University student who suffered psychological abuse from her boyfriend has sparked strong condemnation among Chinese netizens, with many calling for women to protect themselves better.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/13 21:28:40

Community bonds closer but couples' relationships challenged by COVID-19

The long period of quarantine at home due to the outbreak of COVID-19 appears to have tightened the bonds between residents in communities but has also led to more trouble and even divorce for many couples in China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/9 22:53:40

Chinese netizens reluctant to say goodbye to 'Modern Family'

Eleven seasons and 250 episodes later, US comedy series Modern Family has bid goodbye to fans across the globe. Many Chinese netizens took to social media to express their love for the show and talk about their favorite moments from the past 11 years.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/9 19:23:41

Chinese and Italian opera artists join forces for music video 'Together' amid COVID-19 pandemic

Time and time again music has shown it has the ability to overcome language barriers and bring people together. The latest example of this is a music video created by Chinese and Italian opera artists to remind people that we are all in this world together when it comes to fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/8 15:28:40

Young people from Chinese mainland and Hong Kong get closer through social media

As an increasing number of young people in the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong have taken to social media apps such as TikTok, mutual understanding and communication between the two groups has been increased.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/8 15:13:40

Sichuan Province holds first wedding banquet since COVID-19 outbreak; traditional Chinese wedding customs adapt to pandemic requirements

Couples in China with wedding plans have been anxiously waiting for the day when the ban against large gatherings will finally be lifted. Well, one lucky couple in Southwest China's Sichuan Province was finally able to celebrate with family and friends at the province's first wedding banquet, or xijiu, on Thursday, although they quickly discovered that many customs had been adapted to fit the current times.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/31 9:33:19

Netizens in China amazed to learn charts of UK's COVID-19 cases being produced by Chinese student in Britain

Chinese netizens expressed their amazement online after it was revealed that the daily charts tracking the increase in novel coronavirus cases in the UK were being uploaded by a Chinese student studying in the UK rather than the country's own government authorities.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/26 18:39:27

Medical aid from China renews Italian student's faith in humanity

Chinese medical team members in Italy are sharing their valuable front-line experience in treating and preventing COVID-19.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/18 18:23:40

Chinese share tips on dealing with being on lockdown amid COVID-19

As countries like Italy and Spain go on nation-wide lockdowns to battle COVID-19, more people around the world are staying at home for quarantine, leading a life similar to what many Chinese began a month ago. Here are some tips that Chinese are sharing for dealing being stuck at home during the pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/16 22:43:40