has been the biggest challenge in his over-40-year acting career. “I need to ful ly grasp the Greek co-actors’ lines to keep the plot flowing. The director is very cre ative and actively thinking. He integrates a lot of physical movements into the performance – It’s like nothing yo u have seen in China, which creates a very unique experience for our audience.”   ”Agamemnon shows remarkable directorial skills. Language, movement and music, all the elements come together perfectly. It’s a joy to watch,” sai d Luo Jinlin, renowned theater director and professor at the Central Academy of Drama.   The production design and choreography also leftRead More →

With Green Book won best picture at the 91st Academy Awards ceremo ny, its co-producer Alibaba Pictures Group, the movie unit of the world’s largest e-com merce company, claimed to be the first internet film company to co-produce an Oscars winning movie. Jack Ma, chairman of Alibaba Group, said a good movie does not necessarily have to cost a lot, nor tell an earth-shattering story, according to the Paper, which also said Ma watchedGreen Bo ok with some of his friends, including Chinese computer giant Lenovo Founder Liu Chuanzhi and Chinese studio Bona P resident Yu Dong in a Beijing cinema on Monday, though the film will notRead More →

China and the United States are expected to come to an agreement soon over trade frictions, analysts said, as the negotiating teams a re reported to be discussing the wording of an accord and considering applying the brakes to their tariff standoff. They made the prediction after Chinese and US officials said there had been concrete p rogress on multiple issues in the latest round of trade talks in Washington. During the latest talks, held from Thursday to Sunday in Washington, the seventh round since February of last year, th e two sides focused on the text of an agreement, the Chinese delegation said, accordingRead More →

  United States is particularly appealing to North Korea, who believes a good relationship with the United States can h elp create the right environment and necessary conditions for achieving North Korea’s new strategic drive toward ec onomic development,” said Tong Zhao, a fellow at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy in Beijing.   The concept isn’t new, of course. During his time as an Asia expert at the State Department in the Clinton administration, Evans Revere said negoti ators working with North Korea were even then trying to point them to Vietnam, which was beginning to reap t he benefits of market reforms and becoming aRead More →

  Williams using satire, caricature, exaggeration and humor, and the cartoon intended to depict her behavior as childish by showing her spitting a pacifier out while she jumps up and down.”   Widely criticized   The cartoon showed Williams with large, exaggerated lips and nose reminiscent of racist depictions of black people in the US during the Jim Crow era.   Williams’ opponent, Japan’s Naomi Osaka, is depicted as a skinny blonde woman, to whom the umpire is saying: “Can’t you just let her win?”   The Japanese-American Osaka is of mixed heritage, and has Japanese and Haitian roots.   ”Specifically, concern was expressed that the cartoon depicted Ms Willia msRead More →

  Over the next four days, about 100,000 people in Barcelona are expected to traipse through the halls of Mobile Worl d Congress, one of the tech industry’s biggest events. All the biggest players in the world use it to showcase new products.   One company really stands out this year: China’s Huawei. Walking out of the Barcelona airport, there’s a Huawei hospitality stand. The company’s bran ding dots the city. The lanyards conference attendees wear around their necks are decorated with the Huawei name.   There’s a good reason everyone is focused on Huawei, one of the world’s largest makers of telecom equipment.   Huawei is a crucialRead More →

  Beijing’s new international airport finished its flight inspections on Sunday, 19 days ahead of schedule, according to the civil aviation authority.   At 10:20 am, an aircraft taking off from Beijing Capital Internation al Airport in the northeastern part of the city landed smoothly on the northern run way at Beijing Daxing International Airport. The Civil Aviation Administration’s North China Regional Bu reau called the event a “successful completion” in a news release, referring to its series of flight inspections.   The inspections, which lasted for 34 days, started on Jan 22 and were suppo sed last until March 15 to cover the airport’s four runways, sixRead More →

  mned the Conservative Party’s shift to the right and warned it was in danger of being taken over by extremists.   Their announcement was timed for maximum impact, dropping just before the weekly s ession of Prime Minister’s Questions. In a move freighted with symbolism, the three ex-Conservative MPs joined the eight former Labour lawmakers on the opposition benches in Parliament on Wednesday.   The move could mark the start of a reshaping of British politics as the clock continues to tick down to March 29, when the U K is due to leave the European Union. With 37 days to go, Parliament has still not approvedRead More →

  unity and the military over aid delivery near Gran Sabana, on the Brazil-Venezuela border, said the town’s mayor, Emilio Go nzalez. He told CNN the military opened fire on an indigenous group trying to facilitate the passage of aid into Venezuela.   Gonzalez said soldiers shot and killed a 34-year-old indigenous Venezuelan woman and injured 17 others.   National Assembly member Americo De Grazia said on his official Twitter feed that two people had died. The second victim was an indigenous man, according to De Grazia.   Gonzalez said indigenous guards detained 27 Venezuelan military members. Venez uela’s Ministry of Defense told CNN it had no information onRead More →

  But dreams of a new reality for Iran screeched to a halt in May 2018 when President Donald Tr ump pulled the United States out of the nuclear deal. Despite repeated certifications that Iran was sticking to its end of the bargain, Trump unleashed several rounds of stinging sanctions on the country.   The US president said the penalties aimed to force Iran to end its military adventurism in the region, a demand that Iranian officials have repeatedly brushed off.   Officially, the sanctions exempt humanitarian goods, such as food, medicine and medicin al instruments. But in reality, shortages in essential goods have affected households across theRead More →