CultureLifestyle

The images that marked 2020

The photos that marked the year that now ends. These are images that hardly need a date and time stamp, in this unusual and unforgettable year. Twelve photos that are not necessarily from the 12 months of the year, but that illustrate 2020, the year in which the Covid-19…
ChinaCulture

End of the road for downtown neighborhood

Life on Shunchang Road, one of city’s remaining old town areas in the central urban district, seems little changed. With a history of 100 years, the one-way lane is crammed with all the typical traces of a traditional Shanghai longtang — shabby, narrow brick houses…
BrazilCulture

Black Jesus born in burnt Amazon at Brazil church manger

Instead of a manger in Bethlehem, Jesus will arrive this Christmas in a badly burned clearing in the Amazon rainforest, a black baby born to a black virgin with indigenous cherubs looking on. The symbolically charged nativity scene is already turning heads in Rio de…
CultureMacao

Covid-19: Officials cancel New Year's activities in Macau

The Cultural Institute (IC) of Macau has announced the cancellation of “New Year’s Eve 2020 activities”, including the usual fireworks program, due to the covid-19 pandemic. “Thus, the programmed fireworks for the New Year, with the support of the…
ChinaCulture

Lost treasure of China's Old Summer Palace returns home

A bronze horse head sculpture, a treasure of China’s Old Summer Palace that went missing after Anglo-French allied forces’ looting 160 years ago, returned to its original palace home Tuesday. It is the first time that a lost important cultural relic from the…