Surge of hate speech toward Chinese on Twitter

Surge of hate speech toward Chinese on Twitter

LOS ANGELES: The coronavirus outbreak has led to a 900% uptick in hate speech toward China and Chinese people on Twitter, according to a report by a tech startup. "People are spending more and more time on social networks, communication apps, chat rooms and gaming services, and the problems endemic ...

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More cinemas reopen to moviegoers in China

More cinemas reopen to moviegoers in China

Hundreds of Chinese cinemas have reopened on the mainland, as coronavirus cases slowly abate, Caixin Global reported. As of March 21, a total of 507 cinemas across China had reopened to moviegoers, representing 4.5% of the total cinemas operating in the country, according to statistics released by ticketing agency Maoyan. ...

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Music industry survives crisis with livestreaming

Music industry survives crisis with livestreaming

The Covid-19 epidemic has devastated the entertainment industry, shutting public venues, live shows and movie theatres in China, in order to contain the spread of the virus. However, the difficult times have given birth to new online modes of entertainment, to attract young Chinese audiences, CGTN.comreported. Many online music and ...

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US box office sinks to two-decade low

US box office sinks to two-decade low

Under the shadow of the coronavirus outbreak, the North American box office had its lowest weekend ticket sales in two decades as viewers stayed home and theatres closed or slashed capacities, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations said. Pixar/Disney's animated film "Onward" retained the top spot for the second week, but saw ...

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Ancient map puts China in its proper place

Ancient map puts China in its proper place

In September 1659, hundreds of boxes of books and manuscripts arrived at the University of Oxford. They contained the personal library of John Selden (1584-1654), a constitutional lawyer and antiquarian and a pioneer of Oriental studies – a term that, however unfashionable it may have become elsewhere, continues to be ...

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