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Expectations bloom on China-U.S. film agreement renegotiation
World2017-06-22 14:24August 20 2017 15:55:58

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 10:35August 20 2017 15:55:58

'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 09:30August 20 2017 15:55:58

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 18:42August 20 2017 15:55:58

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 10:24August 20 2017 15:55:58

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 17:29August 20 2017 15:55:58

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 14:57August 20 2017 15:55:58

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 10:56August 20 2017 15:55:58

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 15:30August 20 2017 15:55:58

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 12:31August 20 2017 15:55:58

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 13:58August 20 2017 15:55:58

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 10:34August 20 2017 15:55:58

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 09:17August 20 2017 15:55:58

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.

Death toll in London residential building fire rises to 12
World2017-06-15 09:44August 20 2017 15:55:58

Death toll in London residential building fire rises to 12

Police confirmed that 12 people have died so far in a massive fire that engulfed a residential building in west London, Sky News reported on Wednesday.

U.S. House GOP Whip in critical condition after shooting
World2017-06-15 09:43August 20 2017 15:55:58

U.S. House GOP Whip in critical condition after shooting

U.S. House Republican Whip Steve Scalise was in critical condition following surgery after being shot Wednesday morning by a gunman at a congressional baseball practice field in Virginia.

New series of 'Transformers' to hit screen soon
World2017-06-15 09:25August 20 2017 15:55:58

New series of 'Transformers' to hit screen soon

The latest Transformers film will release in China soon after its North America debut, and there are hopes it could do exceedingly well in the country. Xu Fan reports in Guangzhou.

Transformer films get new boost from toys
World2017-06-14 10:34August 20 2017 15:55:58

Transformer films get new boost from toys

Beijing-based movie portal Mtime recently announced plans to team up with U.S. toymaker Hasbro to boost the popularity of the Transformers franchise in China.

US Attorney General calls Russia collusion accusation “detestable lie”
World2017-06-14 08:57August 20 2017 15:55:58

US Attorney General calls Russia collusion accusation “detestable lie”

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday strongly denied the accusation that he colluded with Russia.

Thai PM set to speed up Thailand-China railway project
World2017-06-13 21:25August 20 2017 15:55:58

Thai PM set to speed up Thailand-China railway project

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha confirmed on Tuesday he will use Article 44 next week to accelerate the Thailand-China railway project.

China, Panama establish diplomatic ties
World2017-06-13 11:25August 20 2017 15:55:58

China, Panama establish diplomatic ties

China and Panama signed a communique on Tuesday (Beijing Time) on the establishment of diplomatic relations.

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