History and Culture

Israelis celebrate Eurovision Song Contest victory

2018-05-15 14:20:00

The famously eccentric extravaganza is contested between countries that are members of the European Broadcasting Union, explaining the presence of non-geographically European countries such as Israel and Australia. Full Story

Netease debuts Chinese comic series

2018-05-15 14:00:00

With the debut of two comic series co-created by Internet giant Netease and Marvel, Chinese fans now can see their own superheroes join Marvel's huge shared universe. Full Story

High-tech driving growth for traditional culture sector

2018-05-15 13:50:00

High-tech is driving new growth for the traditional Chinese culture industry as it strives to transform amid an upgrade in consumer demand. Full Story

State film bureau announces film watching app Smart Cinema 'not licensed'

2018-05-15 13:49:00

China's State film bureau announced in a statement that Smart Cinema does not have the qualifications to release video and audio content (including movies) online. Full Story

Well-known 'Superman' actress passes away

2018-05-15 11:18:00

Canadian-born American actress Margot Kidder, who played Lois Lane in "Superman" died at the age of 69 in her Montana home, according to the CTV Monday. Full Story

Teenage pianist named BBC Young Musician 2018

2018-05-15 10:51:00

A 16-year-old pianist described as a musical phenomenon has won this year’s BBC Young Musician award, the top prize in a competition among the most promising young classical instrumentalists based in the United Kingdom. Full Story

Chinese Proficiency Competition for high school students held in US Midwest

2018-05-15 10:28:00

The 11th "Chinese Bridge" Chinese Proficiency Competition for Midwest U.S. high school students was held at Valparaiso University in the Midwest U.S. state of Indiana on the weekend, with over 41 contestants from five states participating the annual eve Full Story

Artist honors Peking Opera characters that sculpted his childhood

2018-05-15 10:11:00

Much of Yu Zuokun's perception of the world stems from a childhood spent watching Peking Opera shows at an outdoor theater, an experience that has heavily influenced his artistic expression since Yu began his career as a sculptor a decade ago. Full Story

Northern highlights

2018-05-14 17:00:00

The Shanghai Chinese Orchestra kicks off its new performance season with a showcase of traditional musical works from Northwest China. Full Story

'Avengers: Infinity War' smashes records in China

2018-05-14 15:18:00

Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Infinity War" becomes the fastest superhero box office hit in China despite its late release in the world's second largest market. Full Story