British Nobel Prize-winning writer dies

British Nobel Prize-winning writer Doris Lessing died Sunday morning in London at the age of 94, said her publisher. According to a statement by Harper Collins, she “passed away peacefully” at home in the early hours on Sunday. “Doris Lessing was one of the great writers of our age,” Charlie Redmayne, the UK chief executive […]

China launches campaign to crack down on porn

A campaign has been launched against pornography in online game advertisements, mobile systems applications and online media players, the National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications said Tuesday. The office said the campaign, named “cleaning the web,” will also focus on online literature, fora, microblogs, social network services, search engines and realtime communications groups among […]

“Les Miserables” to debut in China

“Les Miserables” will debut in China on Thursday. The film will be shown in Chinese theaters without being dubbed in Chinese, according to the China Film Group Corporation. The film starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway is expected to attract a large number of moviegoers. The delicate film is an adaptation of the […]

2013 Wales Week to kick off in Chongqing

The 7th Wales Week will raise its curtain in Chongqing on March 4, 2013. This seven-day activity will introduce the culture and history of Wales to Chongqing people. As the highlight of this activity, a large-scale exhibition named “Wales: Home of the Red Dragon” is to be held in the Three Gorges Museum of China […]

Ang Lee wins Oscar Award for Best Director

Ang Lee wins Oscar Award for Best Director

Ang Lee, director of “Life of Pi”, won the Oscar Award for Best Director Sunday night at the 85th Academy Awards Ceremony. He succeeded over Michael Haneke of “Amour,” Benh Zeitlin of “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” Steven Spielberg of “Lincoln” and David O. Russell of “Silver Linings Playbook” to win the goldern statutte. “Lif […]

The Hobbit hits Chinese screens

Epic fantasy adventure film “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” made its debut on Chinese screens on Friday. The film is the first of a three-part adaptation of the 1937 novel The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, with parts two and three to be released in 2013 and 2014. The three together will act as […]

New collection of Chinese prose published in Russia

A new collection of the 20th century Chinese prose has been published in Russia. The new collection, entitled “Border Town: 20th Century Chinese Prose,” was co-published on Tuesday by the Confucius Institute of St. Petersburg State University and local publishing house Karo. The book features previously untranslated stories by Lao She, Shen Congwen, Xu Xu […]

“Skyfall” remains top at Chinese box office

“Skyfall” raked in 100 million yuan (about 16.04 million U.S. dollars) in the week ending Feb. 3 dominating the Chinese box office, statistics from China Film News showed Tuesday. Since its debut on Jan. 21 in the Chinese mainland, total ticket sales of the latest installment in the James Bond series amount to 326 million […]

Chinese gov’t highlights lack of heritage protection

Chinese authorities singled out eight cities and towns on Monday for their failure to properly preserve historically and culturally significant heritage. The Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development and the State Administration of Culture Heritage said in a circular that insufficient efforts by the municipalities to protect their heritage have led to serious damage. The […]