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50-year-old Janet Jackson becomes a mom
World2017-01-04 16:01January 18 2018 05:31:41

50-year-old Janet Jackson becomes a mom

Pop superstar Janet Jackson gave birth to a boy on Tuesday at 50 years old, her representative said.

Ten popular songs that got people singing in 2016
World2017-01-04 10:25January 18 2018 05:31:41

Ten popular songs that got people singing in 2016

The year 2016 just ended. In the past 365 days, do you have an unforgettable story associated with a song? Did you learn to sing a new song? Do you have your song of the year?

Chinese funding fuels world cinema
World2017-01-03 14:23January 18 2018 05:31:41

Chinese funding fuels world cinema

Cash-rich Chinese investors are increasingly visible on the international screen.

Islamic State claims responsibility for Istanbul attack
World2017-01-02 21:24January 18 2018 05:31:41

Islamic State claims responsibility for Istanbul attack

South Korea's ruling Saenuri Party is expected to be cut in half in the near future as scores of lawmakers with one of the two party factions agreed on Wednesday to defect next week after the presidential impeachment.

Chinese embassy strongly opposes Tshwane mayor's trip to Taiwan
World2017-01-02 10:51January 18 2018 05:31:41

Chinese embassy strongly opposes Tshwane mayor's trip to Taiwan

The Chinese Embassy in South Africa has voiced strong opposition to the recent trip to Taiwan by the mayor of Tshwane, Solly Msimanga.

UN chief appeals for peace on New Year's Day
World2017-01-02 10:49January 18 2018 05:31:41

UN chief appeals for peace on New Year's Day

A new five year chapter for the United Nations opened on the first day of the new year, with the accession Antonio Guterres as the new Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Manhunt underway after 39 killed in Istanbul nightclub gun attack
World2017-01-01 20:09January 18 2018 05:31:41

Manhunt underway after 39 killed in Istanbul nightclub gun attack

Police in Istanbul launched a manhunt on Sunday for a gunman who killed at least 39 people, many of them foreigners, at a nightclub packed with New Year's revellers.

U.S. films experience ups and downs in China in 2016
World2016-12-29 10:59January 18 2018 05:31:41

U.S. films experience ups and downs in China in 2016

For lovers of foreign films in China, 2016 was definitely a bountiful year. With the release of Hacksaw Ridge on December 8, the number of foreign box-office films imported on a revenue-sharing basis this year reached a record high of 40.

Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher dies at 60
World2016-12-28 09:23January 18 2018 05:31:41

Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher dies at 60

Carrie Fisher, actress best known as Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" movie franchise, died at the age of 60 on Tuesday morning, after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles last Friday.

Japanese animation wins 'likes' of Chinese moviegoers
World2016-12-25 09:53January 18 2018 05:31:41

Japanese animation wins 'likes' of Chinese moviegoers

As Japanese animation film "Your Name" entered its fourth week in Chinese theaters, Zheng Zhe decided to see it for a second time.

Merkel praises Germans for 'level-headed' response to Berlin attack
World2016-12-24 20:44January 18 2018 05:31:41

Merkel praises Germans for 'level-headed' response to Berlin attack

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday praised the German people for their "level-headed" response to the Berlin terror attack.

Trump calls for greatly strengthening U.S. nuclear capabilities
World2016-12-23 10:40January 18 2018 05:31:41

Trump calls for greatly strengthening U.S. nuclear capabilities

US President-elect Donald Trump is calling for a strengthening and expansion of his country's nuclear capabilities.

Merkel, Hollande vow 'merciless war' against terrorism
World2016-12-21 20:07January 18 2018 05:31:41

Merkel, Hollande vow 'merciless war' against terrorism

French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday reaffirmed their determination to wage "merciless war" to eradicate terrorism.

China's radio drama industry sees new shining beacon of hope
World2016-12-21 11:13January 18 2018 05:31:41

China's radio drama industry sees new shining beacon of hope

Apart from traditional producers, online audio platforms featuring a combination of traditional radio channels and self-produced audio content are also throwing their hats in the ring.

Popular Hong Kong movie series 'Infernal Affairs' reborn as streaming drama on iQiyi
World2016-12-21 10:03January 18 2018 05:31:41

Popular Hong Kong movie series 'Infernal Affairs' reborn as streaming drama on iQiyi

A TV series adaptation of one of the most popular movie series in China, Infernal Affairs, is scheduled to debut on Chinese streaming site iQiyi on Wednesday, 15 years after the first film in the Hong Kong franchise hit big screens.

Singers for the big countdown
World2016-12-21 09:30January 18 2018 05:31:41

Singers for the big countdown

Shanghai New Year’s Eve Countdown Party to see in 2017 will be held at Xintiandi’s Taipinghu Park, officials said.

'The Great Wall' tops Chinese box office
World2016-12-21 09:30January 18 2018 05:31:41

'The Great Wall' tops Chinese box office

"The Great Wall," an epic action-adventure by Zhang Yimou, ruled the Chinese box office in the week ending Dec. 18, China Film News reported Tuesday.

Nine die after truck ploughs into crowd in Berlin
World2016-12-20 19:57January 18 2018 05:31:41

Nine die after truck ploughs into crowd in Berlin

A lorry ploughed into a crowd at a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday night, killing nine people and injuring 50 others, Berlin police have announced.

Smash hit 'Great Wall' divides viewers
World2016-12-20 10:03January 18 2018 05:31:41

Smash hit 'Great Wall' divides viewers

The Great Wall, the new film directed by Zhang Yimou, swept box offices in China over the weekend, garnering 480 million yuan ($69.1 million) as of Monday noon in its first four days of release.

23 buses carrying rebels evacuate Aleppo city
World2016-12-19 20:58January 18 2018 05:31:41

23 buses carrying rebels evacuate Aleppo city

A total of 23 buses carrying rebels and their families on Monday started leaving the northern city of Aleppo after being inspected by Syrian and Russian soldiers at the Ramouseh crossing of the city, according to Xinhua reporters at the site.

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