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'The Great Wall' tops Chinese box office
World2016-12-21 09:30April 25 2018 14:55:34

'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 19:57April 25 2018 14:55:34

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 10:03April 25 2018 14:55:34

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 20:58April 25 2018 14:55:34

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.

US President Obama says everyone worse off if US-China ties break
World2016-12-18 10:42April 25 2018 14:55:34

US President Obama says everyone worse off if US-China ties break

US President Barack Obama said on Friday no other bilateral relationship carries more significance than US-China relationship, and if the US-China relation breaks down, everyone becomes worse off.

Indian scientists name new spider after Harry Potter hat
World2016-12-17 20:56April 25 2018 14:55:34

Indian scientists name new spider after Harry Potter hat

Indian scientists have discovered a new species of spider that looks "uncannily" like the sorting hat in the Harry Potter series, and they have named it after the hat's owner, Godric Gryffindor.

Chinese kung fu and fantasy web fiction becomes hot in U.S.
World2016-12-16 15:38April 25 2018 14:55:34

Chinese kung fu and fantasy web fiction becomes hot in U.S.

Recently a two-year-old website, Wuxiaworld.com, surprised many Chinese people by its great popularity in the U.S.

French sci-fi director promotes film in Beijing
World2016-12-16 15:38April 25 2018 14:55:34

French sci-fi director promotes film in Beijing

French director Luc Besson recently visited Beijing to discuss his upcoming sci-fi epic, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.

Chinese fans pay tribute to their perfect dad, 'Growing Pains' actor Alan Thicke
World2016-12-16 12:15April 25 2018 14:55:34

Chinese fans pay tribute to their perfect dad, 'Growing Pains' actor Alan Thicke

Virtual candles were lit on Chinese social media platforms on Wednesday for Canadian actor Alan Thicke, as fans of the U.S. sitcom Growing Pains in China bid farewell to the actor they will remember as "the most loving Dad ever on TV."

Film industry zooms in on ancillary market
World2016-12-16 10:21April 25 2018 14:55:34

Film industry zooms in on ancillary market

Though box-office sales growth has slowed this year, insiders believe the coming decade will be a golden age for China’s film industry. For many, this view is based on high hopes for the untapped potential of markets beyond the cinema screen.

CMC and HBO release kungfu movies for Christmas
World2016-12-15 14:06April 25 2018 14:55:34

CMC and HBO release kungfu movies for Christmas

CMC and HBO Asia announced on Wednesday in Beijing that two productions they co-produced – "Master of the Drunken Fist: Beggar So" and "Master of the Shadowless Kick: Wong Kei-Ying" – will debut during Christmas time.

Italian new PM wins confidence vote at Lower House
World2016-12-14 20:04April 25 2018 14:55:34

Italian new PM wins confidence vote at Lower House

The new government of Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni cleared a Lower House confidence vote on Tuesday with 368 in favor and 105 against.

Zhang Ziyi, Ge You reunite in 'Wasted Times'
World2016-12-14 17:56April 25 2018 14:55:34

Zhang Ziyi, Ge You reunite in 'Wasted Times'

The crime epic "The Wasted Times" had its grand premiere in Beijing on Tuesday, where the leading stars, Ge You and Zhang Ziyi, said they should have had more intimacy in the film.

Atlanta zoo names twin giant pandas 'Elegant' and 'Joy'
World2016-12-13 20:44April 25 2018 14:55:34

Atlanta zoo names twin giant pandas 'Elegant' and 'Joy'

Thousands of giant panda fans from around the world have chosen the names Ya Lun and Xi Lun for the new female twins at the Atlanta zoo, officials said on Monday.

Metallica to perform in Shanghai
World2016-12-13 13:35April 25 2018 14:55:34

Metallica to perform in Shanghai

Legendary rock band Metallica will play a concert in Shanghai next January before continuing to Beijing and other Asian cities.

Bob Dylan to come to Sweden in April: media
World2016-12-13 09:27April 25 2018 14:55:34

Bob Dylan to come to Sweden in April: media

Bob Dylan, winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, is coming to Sweden in the spring to play a concert in Stockholm and in the city of Lund, local media reported on Monday.

Sohu TV drama 'Medical Examiner Dr. Qin' receives more than 1.2 bln views
World2016-12-12 10:29April 25 2018 14:55:34

Sohu TV drama 'Medical Examiner Dr. Qin' receives more than 1.2 bln views

The entire first season of drama Medical Examiner Dr. Qin, which released its last episode on December 1, has been viewed more than 1.2 billion times on Sohu TV.

Nobel Prize award ceremony held in Stockholm; Bob Dylan absent
World2016-12-11 20:19April 25 2018 14:55:34

Nobel Prize award ceremony held in Stockholm; Bob Dylan absent

The Nobel Prize award ceremony was held on Saturday in the Swedish capital, with the absence of US musician Bob Dylan.

2016 Nobel Laureates awarded in Stockholm, Bob Dylan absent
World2016-12-11 10:21April 25 2018 14:55:34

2016 Nobel Laureates awarded in Stockholm, Bob Dylan absent

A grand Nobel Prize Awards issuing ceremony have been held in Stockholm Concert Hall by the Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf in front of over one thousand scientists, politicians dignatories and royal guests. CRI's Chen Xuefei has more from Stockholm.

UN chief congratulates Akufo-Addo on election as Ghanaian president
World2016-12-10 20:06April 25 2018 14:55:34

UN chief congratulates Akufo-Addo on election as Ghanaian president

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Friday congratulated Nana Akufo-Addo on his election as president of Ghana.

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