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China uses film to sell its massive One Belt, One Road initiative

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Bekraf co-produces Indonesia-China film 'Boundless Love'

The Indonesian Creative Economy Agency (Bekraf) celebrated on Thursday its collaboration with Red and White China and PT Kamala Media Cipta to produce Boundless Love, a romantic drama to be directed by China's Wing Yiming. Gansu Biaoshi Culture Communication Group has also contributed co-production funding​ ​for Boundless Love. “This is not the first Chinese movie to be set against the backdrop of Indonesia. However, this is the first time Bekraf will be directly involved in the filming process,” Bekraf marketing deputy Joshua Puji Mulia Simanjuntak said at the agency's Central Jakarta office, reported Antara News Agency ( The jointly produced film is a direct result of the Indonesian Creative Incorporated (ICINC) for Film, which was introduced in May in Shanghai. Read also: Agency to host pitching, financing forum for Indonesian film projects The 90-minute drama tells of the rom..

Chinese Embrace Western Wine Culture

When you think about fine wine, what countries come to mind? France? Italy? What about China? Well, by 2020, China could become the world’s second-largest wine consumer, behind the United States. That’s according to a report by Vinexpo, a leading wine exhibition. VOA’s Chu Wu visited California’s wine country to hear what winemakers—and drinkers—had to say. Let's block ads! (Why?)

Bamboo worlds: the beauty of Chinese aquaculture – in pictures

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Bamboo worlds: the beauty of Chinese aquaculture – in pictures The GuardianFull coverage

China: A perfect blend of culture and progress

| Hadee Junaidi in the People’s Republic of China | WITH a booming population, tricky language barrier, and fast-paced lifestyle, China can be exhausting for first time travellers. I was one of those first time travellers as I joined a delegation comprising two government officials and five media officials for a cultural trip organised by the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Brunei Darussalam. During the visit from November 10 to 18, we were taken to various places of interest in Suzhou and Nanjing in the Jiangsu province – from cultural heritage sites to modern economic areas. A country with more than a billion people, China with its economic upturn mixes its various cultures with the steady progress of technology seamlessly. Upon arrival at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport, we were greeted by Jerry and Xing, officials from the government of the People’s Republic of China who accompanied us throughout the trip. The delegation in a group photo with Imams of Taiping..

China's inexorable rise is helped by Trump's retreat

Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter. The first stop on French President Emmanuel Macron's trip to China this week was, curiously, not Beijing. Macron arrived in the central Chinese city of Xi'an, a town fabled for its imperial tomb filled with terra-cotta warriors as well as its role as the historic gateway to the Silk Road. The French president was deliberately pandering to China's sense of its past. “Our relationship is anchored in time, and in my opinion is based on civilization, in the sense that France and China are two countries with very different cultures but which both have a universal calling,” Macron told Chinese media. “They are two countries that have always been eager, across distances, to meet and recognize each other. It’s for all these reasons that I wanted to start my state visit in Xi’an — it’s..

New Year elements in China's traditional culture

Video PlayerClose Recently, China issued a set of zodiac stamps to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year of the Dog. The theme for this round of zodiac stamps is "happy family," and the new stamps depict Chinese domestic dogs. The year 2018 marks Chinese "Wu Xu Year," the Year of the Dog. In fact, not only zodiac stamps, elements of Chinese New Year can be found in many forms of Chinese folk arts. Zodiac stamps for Year of the Dog A customer shows a first day cover with the newly issued zodiac stamp in Xicheng District of Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 5, 2018. China Post issued a set of special zodiac stamps for the Year of Dog with two different designs Friday. The Year of Dog, or Chinese traditional lunar New Year of this year, starts from Feb. 16. (Xinhua/Li He) China Post says the first stamp depicts a male dog with its chin up and its eyes straight ahead. Its two ears point upward, while its hind legs are forcefully thrust against the ground, ready to pounce on any int..

Cultural Exchange Points to Stronger Relationship Between Liberia-China

Monrovia - China and Liberia will join hand-in-hand to foster their relations as the two nations enter a new era, says Ambassador Zhang Yue of the embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Monrovia. Report by Alpha Daffae Senkpeni, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The People’s Republic of China, in October 2017 held its 19th Communist Party (CPC) congress with President Xi Jinping emphasizing the world’s most populous nation’s commitment to promoting global peace and win-win cooperation amongst developing nations. At the CPC congress in Beijing, Xi said China was entering a “New Era” with its Socialism with “Chinese characteristics”. And Yue said in Monrovia on January 5 that this has paved the way for a “new era” for bilateral ties between China and Liberia as President-elect George Weah also prepares to usher Liberians into a “new era”. Ambassador Yue said “Liberia’s President-elect is a former soccer star while Chine..

China Focus: Clock ticking for preservation of China's villages

Video PlayerClose TIANJIN, Dec. 23 (Xinhua) -- Every time Feng Jicai, an acclaimed Chinese writer in his 70s, walks through a Chinese village, he becomes deeply concerned. Skilled at portraying characters in rural China, Feng knows that hundred-year, or even thousand-year old villages, are slowly disappearing. In sharp contrast to the thriving megacities packed with high-rises, China, once an agricultural state with a civilization going back 5,000 years, is losing its villages. These old villages, which witnessed the heyday of ancient Chinese culture, feeling the sorrows and falls of many dynasties, are part and parcel of Chinese history. But modern lifestyles are squeezing their existence. Young villagers are leaving for the bigger world, where they can achieve bigger dreams than in their village homelands. Feeling the pinch, Chinese authorities initiated an archive-building and survey program in 2012 to catalogue ancient Chinese villages, led by Feng, who is also a counselor to the S..

China reconnects with the religion of Daoism, under the watchful eye of the Communist...

Related Story: Chinese Communist Party readies crackdown on Christianity In China, amid a backlash against the increasing wealth and rampant consumerism of the past several decades, people are turning to religion to find deeper meaning. Key points:Daoism takes in elements of calligraphy, medicine and Feng ShuiThe faith is 2,000 years oldIts revival is being tolerated by the Communist Party, for nowChristians are said to number 100 million in China but the biggest growth has been in traditional religions like Daoism. One key Daoist temple, the Central Peak in Beijing, has been restored, with a parade of Chinese martial artists, bands of symbol players and drummers celebrating the occasion. The 2,000-year-old Chinese faith of Daoism is a force once more. It's a celebration of harmony, a blending of opposites. The Communist Party tried to crush Daoism but now it's encouraged by the Government. Daoist elder Zhao Baoqi says Daoism is the first religion of China. "In civil society ..

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