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Film festival opened to mark Guyana-China 50th year friendship

Updated: 2022-06-24 16:38 ( chinadaily.com.cn )
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Audience at the opening ceremony of Chinese Film Festival, which is held in Guyana from June 22 to 26. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

With this year marking the 50th anniversary of China's establishing diplomatic relations with Guyana, a Chinese film festival supported by China Film Archive opened in Movie Towne in Georgetown, the capital city of Guyana, on Wednesday.

More than 140 visitors, including Guo Haiyan, China's ambassador to Guyana, and Hon. Charles S. Ramson, Guyana's Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, attended the opening ceremony, which later released The Wandering Earth, China's highest-grossing sci-fi epic ever.

The poster of Chinese Film Festival. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Noting that people-to-people and cultural exchanges serve as an important part of bilateral relations, Guo said she believes that the festival will further deepen mutual understanding and recognition between people in the two countries.

To be held until June 26, the event, titled as "Chinese Film Festival", is set to screen some critically acclaimed Chinese blockbusters.

Among them include star Yi Yangqianxi's comedy Nice View, Jackie Chan-starring action thriller Vanguard, actress Jia Ling's directorial debut Hi, Mom, and the household folklore-adapted animated feature White Snake.

All these movies are released for free to the public.

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The news conference of the 2022 China International Travel Mart, Kunming, Yunnan province. [Photo/Chinaculture.org]

The 2022 China International Travel Mart was launched in Kunming, Yunnan province today. The three-day event opened at the Kunming Dianchi Lake International Convention and Exhibition Centre, with a theme focusing on smart innovation and high-quality tourism industry aspects.

The news conference was held in the city on Thursday. Zhang Xilong, first class inspector of the Bureau of the International Communication and Cooperation of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China and Lou Kewei, deputy-director of the Department of Culture and Tourism of Yunnan province presented the meeting along with academy and entrepreneur representatives.

The conference introduced the preparations and relevant activities of the mart, such as a forum on smart tourism and innovation, a symposium on international travel communication and cooperation in the framework of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and a workshop on the China-Laos railway’s contribution to building an Asian community with a shared future.

According to the news meeting, the 2022 travel mart covers about 80,000 square meters, with about 4,200 standard booths. 71 countries and regions attended the event both online and offline, and 31 domestic provinces, cities and autonomous regions and 261 independent exhibition teams.

Online services will be provided to the overseas buyers and sellers in the light of time zones. They could also have a face-to-face negotiation at the mart as well.

The mart also has diverse displays to show culture and tourism, physical education and tourism, as well as overseas tourism and museums.

The National Cultural Heritage Administration, the Palace Museum and museums from other provinces will attend the travel mart.

At the event, Yunnan province will have 2,000 standard booths in four separate sections; each will show culture tourism, healthy lifestyles, physical education tourism and culture tourism consumption.

The travel mart will also stick to the rules of pandemic prevention and control while having the activities go on smoothly.

The news conference of the 2022 China International Travel Mart, Kunming, Yunnan province. [Photo/Chinaculture.org]
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