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Fans at King's Cross Station mark first Harry Potter book's 20th birthday
World2017-06-27 11:22June 28 2017 04:35:56

Fans at King's Cross Station mark first Harry Potter book's 20th birthday

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the release of the "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" - the first book in the series about the boy wizard.

Supreme Court allows Trump's revised travel ban in part
World2017-06-27 11:22June 28 2017 04:35:56

Supreme Court allows Trump's revised travel ban in part

The U.S. Supreme Court has announced that it will allow the Trump administration to go forward with a limited version of its travel ban from six mostly Muslim countries.

9 dead, 28 missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia
World2017-06-26 10:32June 28 2017 04:35:56

9 dead, 28 missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

Nine people were dead and 28 missing after a tourist ferry packed with around 170 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized Sunday.

Arab neighbors send Qatar list of tough demands for ending crisis
World2017-06-24 13:38June 28 2017 04:35:56

Arab neighbors send Qatar list of tough demands for ending crisis

Four Arab states that have severed ties with Qatar have issued a list of 13 demands for Doha to end the crisis, including reducing its ties with Iran and closing the Al-Jazeera TV station.

Wanda Film rolls again
World2017-06-24 10:22June 28 2017 04:35:56

Wanda Film rolls again

Shares in Wanda Film Holding, which crashed almost 10 percent on Thursday, recovered 3.6 percent to close at 53.80 yuan ($7.87) on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange on Friday.

New documentary about orphaned wolf cub dispels misunderstandings about wolves
World2017-06-23 12:00June 28 2017 04:35:56

New documentary about orphaned wolf cub dispels misunderstandings about wolves

On June 16, Return to the Wolves debuted in Chinese mainland cinemas. The documentary film follows Green, a young wolf raised in captivity that is eventually returned to the wild.

'Focus on China' at the 74th Venice International Film Festival presented in Beijing
World2017-06-22 14:25June 28 2017 04:35:56

'Focus on China' at the 74th Venice International Film Festival presented in Beijing

Italian Film Audiovisual and Multimedia Industries Association (ANICA) and Xinhuanet launched the “Focus on China” at the 74th Venice International Film Festival in Beijing on Thursday, aiming to build the Belt and Road cultural exchange platform and to further promote the international promotion of Chinese film industry.

Expectations bloom on China-U.S. film agreement renegotiation
World2017-06-22 14:24June 28 2017 04:35:56

Expectations bloom on China-U.S. film agreement renegotiation

The five-year China-U.S. film agreement came up for renegotiation in February this year. At this year’s Shanghai International Film Festival, filmmakers from China and the U.S. talked to CGTN about their concerns in relation to the deal.

'Journey to the West' still a favorite go-to source for films and TV shows
World2017-06-22 10:35June 28 2017 04:35:56

'Journey to the West' still a favorite go-to source for films and TV shows

Classic novel Journey to the West has been adapted so many times and in so many ways in China and overseas that people barely bat an eye when yet another adaptation of the story is announced.

At the vanguard of digital entertainment
World2017-06-22 09:30June 28 2017 04:35:56

At the vanguard of digital entertainment

Gao Xiaosong, a popular musician in China, said he would lend his voice to the 200 million users of Qingting.fm as part of a partnership for a new online radio show.

Explosion in Brussels Central Station considered a terrorist attack: prosecutor
World2017-06-21 18:42June 28 2017 04:35:56

Explosion in Brussels Central Station considered a terrorist attack: prosecutor

A small explosion that occurred Tuesday evening within the Central Station of Brussels, the capital of Belgium, was considered a terrorist attack.

US student freed by North Korea in a coma has died at 22
World2017-06-20 10:24June 28 2017 04:35:56

US student freed by North Korea in a coma has died at 22

Otto Warmbier, an American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma last week, died Monday afternoon. He was 22.

Action, sci-fi, fantasy movies announced at film festival
World2017-06-19 17:29June 28 2017 04:35:56

Action, sci-fi, fantasy movies announced at film festival

Local film magnate Shanghai Film Group Corporation released their upcoming film productions and projects at the ongoing 20th Shanghai International Film Festival.

Digital: new model for film profits
World2017-06-19 14:57June 28 2017 04:35:56

Digital: new model for film profits

Analysts and major players are generally optimistic about the impact digital platforms and technologies can bring to the film industry, with more efficient marketing and an easier reach for potential audience, the Chinese Film Industry Summit Forum heard on Sunday.

Hostages taken in suspected jihadist attack in Mali
World2017-06-19 10:56June 28 2017 04:35:56

Hostages taken in suspected jihadist attack in Mali

Suspected jihadists have attacked a hotel resort in Mali's capital and taken hostages. Mali's authorities have issued a statement saying "terrorists" attacked the Le Campement resort.

Protesters rally for better air quality in front of EU headquarters
World2017-06-18 15:30June 28 2017 04:35:56

Protesters rally for better air quality in front of EU headquarters

Parents attend a buggy parade with their children asking for higher air quality in front of European Union (EU) headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, June 17, 2017.

Three new Chinese nuclear companies in UK
World2017-06-17 12:31June 28 2017 04:35:56

Three new Chinese nuclear companies in UK

Three new companies have been formed to help deliver Chinese nuclear power projects in the UK.

Shaq proposes on Chinese TV
World2017-06-16 13:58June 28 2017 04:35:56

Shaq proposes on Chinese TV

NBA Hall of Famer and renowned jokester Shaquille O’Neal has proposed to Chinese singer and actress Victoria Song during the filming of Zhejiang variety TV show “Beat the Champions”.

IQiyi Pictures to adapt Thai comedy, Chinese stories of the supernatural
World2017-06-16 10:34June 28 2017 04:35:56

IQiyi Pictures to adapt Thai comedy, Chinese stories of the supernatural

Thailand box-office hit comedy film ATM will be adapted into a Chinese movie, iQiyi Pictures announced on Wednesday when releasing its list of new film projects.

US Senate passes new Iran-Russia sanctions, limiting Trump’s power
World2017-06-16 09:17June 28 2017 04:35:56

US Senate passes new Iran-Russia sanctions, limiting Trump’s power

The U.S. Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed new sanctions on Iran and Russia and put a limit on the White House's ability to roll back any Russia sanctions.

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