A Chinese painting from 1924 is expected to fetch at least $45 million in an auction in Hong Kong, as collectors’ appetite for art continues to rise even amid economic uncertainty brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.
Chinese unable to reunite with loved ones this Lunar New Year are sending them a taste of home instead, using food packages to bridge the distance, as coronavirus warnings in some regions put a stop to the usual lengthy journeys home.
Chinese tourists, millions of whom have shunned overseas travel this year because of the global pandemic, are further narrowing the scope of their journeys, visiting nearby cities and avoiding trips out of their provinces.
Two Iranian films, ‘Bandar Band,’ directed by female filmmaker Manijeh Hekmat, and ‘Sun Children,’ directed by Majid Majidi, will hit the silver screen at the 3rd Hainan Island International Film Festival (HIIFF) in China.
Barely a day passes without the global anxiety of climate change rearing its ugly head. Manmade carbon emissions from fossil fuels are now so significant that scientists claim we have entered a new and vastly different geological time period, the anthropocene.
Thailand’s tourist industry took a modest step toward reviving its coronavirus-battered fortunes by welcoming 39 visitors who flew in from Shanghai, the first such arrivals since regular travelers were banned almost seven months ago.