Month: June 2019

Stars bring Shanghai film festival to close

The 22nd Shanghai International Film Festival concluded with a star-studded ceremony at the Shanghai Grand Theatre. As one of the largest celebrations of the film industry in Asia, the event was held from June 15 to 24, during which 522 movies were screened in 47 local cinemas. The festival...

Reality show looks at young people and their love lives

The second season of a reality show that observes young people and their romances has been released on Tencent’s video streaming platform on June 19. The show, titled Heart Signal, has three men and three women, none of whom is celebrity, to share a big house based in Beijing...

US imposes new, ‘hard-hitting’ sanctions on Iran amid tensions

WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump announced on Monday that his country is imposing new and “hard-hitting” sanctions on Iran amid high tensions between Washington and Tehran. Trump signed an executive order at the White House on Monday, slapping additional economic sanctions on Iran. Trump told reporters that the...

‘Someday We Will Fly’: Novel spotlights Shanghai Jewish settlement

The dedication at the beginning of American author Rachel DeWoskin’s new historical novel, Someday We Will Fly, includes the following: “And for Shanghai, a haven for so many refugees in the 1930s and ’40s”. She honors the city – and in particular, its Hongkou Jewish settlement that offered wartime...

An archipelago’s allure

Zhuhai’s islands are becoming ports of call for a growing number of visitors, Xu Lin reports. The isles of Zhuhai city’s Wanshan district are striving to become a destination that lures visitors with leisure, scenery and outdoor activities. The district in Zhuhai, Guangdong province, boasts 105 islets and 4,500...

Light touch for Dutch master

The artworks of painter Vincent van Gogh are vividly brought to life at an immersive digital exhibition in Beijing, Lin Qi reports.  Click Here: fjallraven kanken backpack Sunflowers gently wave in the breeze, windmills start to turn, and sitting in front of a canvas, an artist selects a color...

Newcastle linked with axed MLS boss to replace Rafa

Mikel Arteta and Jose Mourinho are among the favourites to replace Rafa Benitez as Newcastle manager while one report suggests the club will discuss the position with a little-known candidate this afternoon. The Magpies confirmed on Monday that Benitez will leave the club upon the expiry of his contract...

Leeds ‘one of two concrete options’ for Buffon – report

Leeds United continue to be linked with a sensational move for former Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon. Our friends at Sport Witness on Saturday brought to our attention a report in the Italian media which named Leeds as one of the 41-year-old’s suitors, along with Fluminense and Porto. Corriere della Sera...

Klopp ‘relaxed’ as €50m Liverpool links are dismissed

Liverpool have no interest in signing Real Betis left-back Junior Firpo, contrary to recent reports. Spanish newspaper Marca suggested last week that the European champions were contemplating matching Firpo’s €50m release clause. What seemed like a spurious rumour at the time – quite why Liverpool would spend so much on...

Man Utd improve AWB bid – but Palace want Zaha clause removed

Manchester United made ‘an improved bid’ for Aaron Wan-Bissaka over the weekend. United are said to have ‘prioritised’ the signing of Crystal Palace right-back Wan-Bissaka who forms a key part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s proposed squad overhaul. A gargantuan wage increase has been prepared for the 21-year-old, who wants...