LIFE >> Touch of Warmth

Forgotten Syrians need winter help, says author Gaiman

The world can't forget the plight of Syrian refugees during the 2020-21 winter despite the global upheaval caused by COVID-19, fantasy author Neil Gaiman said on Tuesday as he helped launch the UN refugee program's cold weather appeal.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/8 16:43:40

Two giant pandas return from Canada, to quarantine in Chongqing

Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding extends its warm welcome to two giant pandas Er Shun, a female, and Da Mao, a male. They arrived in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province early in the morning on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/30 17:23:40

Lebanese artist turns blast debris into symbol of hope

She stands nearly three meters tall with her arm raised, the wind whipping the hair away from her scarred face, and a broken clock at her feet with the hands showing 6:08, the time that a blast ripped through Beirut port on the evening of August 4.
Source: Reuters | 2020/11/17 18:28:40

Netizens celebrate 39th anniversary of first world championship won by Chinese women's volleyball team

This day 39 years ago, Chinese woman's volleyball team beat Japan 3-2 in Osaka to win the first world championship for China with a spotless record of seven games played and seven won.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/16 19:14:42

Young Chinese woman's touching experience during COVID-19 lockdown moves readers

"Is this another Wuhan Diary like Fang Fang's?" This is the question some Chinese netizens posed after young woman Wu Shangzhe, also known as A Nian, published her personal story about what her family had experienced in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, during the world's strictest COVID-19 lockdown.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/8 16:28:40

Exhibition on recovery of Taiwan from Japanese colonial rule opens at National Museum of China

At an exhibition commemorating the 75th anniversary of the recovery of the island of Taiwan from Japanese colonial rule held at the National Museum of China, many visitors could be seen gathering around and staring at a black and white photo, some moved to tears by what they saw.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/27 20:13:40

Tibetan orphanage provides care to children in need

Gesang was abandoned on the day of her birth.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/20 18:08:40

Over 100 works commemorating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the CPC to be released in 2021

More than 100 key works celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC) are scheduled to be released in 2021 to coincide with the anniversary, China's National Radio and Television Administration announced on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/24 18:23:41

Director Guan Hu's war epic an ode to patriotic soldiers and the great Chinese people

As the lights turned back on in the theater, the entire audience - only at 30 percent of capacity due to coronavirus prevention measures - continued to sit motionless in their seats, even long after the screen went dark. They were so shocked and moved by the movie they had just seen - The Eight Hundred, which was prescreened at several cinemas around China on Friday. The film, set for wide release on August 21, is one of the very first new films to hit theaters since Chinese mainland cinemas returned to operation in late July.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/16 18:20:53

Benevolent baker touches netizens' hearts

A video of a German man who opened a bakery in China employing workers who have impaired hearing went viral on social media on Tuesday, touching thousands of Chinese netizens. The video has had over 30,000 comments and over 110 million views.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/12 14:02:28

Chinese woman working in New York travelled 42 hours to China, wishing to see the last face of her dying father

In early March, the state of the COVID-19 epidemic in China was already improving, but the state of Sun Ling's father, who had been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, was growing increasingly severe. Deciding she didn't want to have any regrets, Sun, a young woman who works as a senior software engineer in New York, set forth on a 42-hour trip from New York in the US to her home in Loudi city, Central China's Hunan Province so she could see her father's face one more time before he passed.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/25 23:08:40

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

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

Belgian symphony orchestras play Wuhan gong to cheer on efforts to fight novel coronavirus epidemic

Chinese composer and conductor Tan Dun conducted the Belgian Antwerp Symphony Orchestra in a performance of his newest piece at Queen Elizabeth Hall in Belgium on Saturday to cheer on the people in Wuhan who are fighting against the novel coronavirus pneumonia and pay tribute to the people who have died due to the epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/16 18:23:40

Two years on, journey of Florida shooting survivors captured on screen

Two years after a shooting rampage at a school in Parkland, Florida, "the rage, the frustration, the trauma" of the survivors is the focus of a new documentary called Us Kids that aims to put gun violence at the heart of this year's US presidential race.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/12 17:33:41

Wuhan vlogger warms audiences' hearts amid coronavirus crisis

Before the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, vloggers would spent much of their time recording their colorful and interesting lives in the developing city. After Wuhan became the epicenter of the viral outbreak, these content makers became special observers that took on the responsibility to record every minute of life in the empty city through their lenses, gimbals and drones.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/5 19:52:41

International students studying in China cheer for Wuhan

Most international students in China chose to return to their motherlands due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, but some chose to stay in China, hoping to offer their help.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/4 22:58:43

Novel coronavirus “Wanted” posters go viral online

A series of "Wanted" posters about the dangers surrounding the current novel coronavirus epidemic instantly garnered tens of thousands of reposts and likes on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo after their posting on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/3 16:48:40