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Beijing Design Week comes to a close

Beijing Design Week comes to a close

Visitors explore products during Beijing Design Week. Photo: Courtesy of Beijing Design Week The one-month-long Beijing Design Week, an event to improve public design awareness and develop design infrastructure in Beijing, came to a close on Sunday with a ceremony in Beijing.   With the theme of “Industry Initiative,” Beijing Design Week held various activities around the capital including theme exhibitions, […]

Proust‘s ‘campaign‘ letters fail to sell at Paris auction

Proust‘s ‘campaign‘ letters fail to sell at Paris auction

Marcel Proust Photo: IC Letters showing how Marcel Proust waged a charm offensive to get glowing reviews and win France‘s top literary prize failed to sell at a Paris auction Monday. Sixteen letters that the author of Remembrance of Things Past wrote to the influential newspaperman Rene Blum between 1913-16 were expected to go for up to 300,000 euros ($331,000) […]

Miami pays tribute to Jose Jose, the legendary ‘Prince of Song‘

Miami pays tribute to Jose Jose, the legendary ‘Prince of Song‘

Sarita Sosa arrives at the Miami Dade Auditorium for a tribute to her father, the singer Jose Jose, in Miami on Sunday. Photo: IC Hundreds of fans of legendary Mexican singer Jose Jose made their impassioned good-byes Sunday in a Miami auditorium following his recent death, though some uncertainty remained over a possible homage in his home country.  The gold-colored […]

Mainland banks condemn HK rioters‘ damage of ATMs, facilities

Mainland banks condemn HK rioters‘ damage of ATMs, facilities

ATMs of a mainland bank in Hong Kong are damaged by rioters during the weekend. Photo: Chen Qingqing/GT Banks based in the Chinese mainland that have facilities in Hong Kong, as well as a banking association, have strongly condemned protesters who set fire to and vandalized several bank branches amid rampages over the weekend, reiterating that they have significantly contributed […]

Great advances

Great advances

Spencer Robelen, visual merchandiser for the Strand Bookstore, arranges a display of Nobel laureate Toni Morrison books on August 6 in New York. Photo: IC Since 1901, the Nobel prizes have been awarded to men, women and organizations whose work has led to great advances for mankind, in line with the wishes of Alfred Nobel. Here are five things to […]