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Mexican films to light up Beijing in July

Updated: 2022-07-05 16:11 ( chinadaily.com.cn )
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A poster of the 7th Contemporary Mexican Film Series. [Photo/Official Wechat account of Embassy of Mexico in China]

Co-organized by the Mexican embassy in China and the headquarter of the National Autonomous University of Mexico in China (UNAM-China), the 7th Contemporary Mexican Film Series is coming as expected this Thursday at the Instituto Cervantes in Beijing.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties between China and Mexico, and the 10th year of the founding of UNAM-China (also known as the Mexican Studies Center in Beijing Foreign Studies University). Four premier Mexican movies will be shown every Thursday for the whole of July, showcasing the value of friendship using different genres and perspectives. All films to be screened have Chinese subtitles.

A poster of Babel, the movie to be screened during the opening ceremony on July 7, 2022. [Photo/Official Wechat account of Embassy of Mexico in China]

This Thursday, July 7, viewers are welcomed to attend its opening ceremony featuring the screening of the movie Babel, directed by famous director Alejandro González Iñárritu. This movie starts with a boy who accidentally fires at an American with his father's rifle, then a series of intertwined events are triggered in three different places throughout the world. It won top honors at the Golden Globe Awards in 2007, seven Oscar nominations and won the Oscar for Best Original Score.

This event is open to the public and free of charge. Registration in advance is needed.

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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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