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Finding 'The Lost City' in China

Updated: 2022-07-28 14:54 ( chinadaily.com.cn )
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A scene in the movie features the two lead roles stranded in a jungle after escaping from the villains. [Photo provided to China Daily]

Hollywood blockbuster The Lost City, which replaced The Batman as the North American box office champion consecutively for three weeks earlier this year, will delve into Chinese mainland theaters on July 29.

Under the helm of the brothers' duo Aaron and Adam Nee, the film stars some of Chinese audiences' favorite Hollywood stars from Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum to Daniel Radcliffe and Brad Pitt.

The new film integrates elements of action, adventure, treasure hunting, comedy and romance, telling the story of a reclusive romance novelist on a book tour with her cover model and how they get swept up in a kidnapping attempt that lands them both in a cutthroat jungle adventure to find the lost ancient city described in one of her books.

Paramount Pictures held a premiere event of the upcoming The Lost City in Beijing on July 26. [Photo provided to China Daily]

"We are very excited for you guys to see our new movieThe Lost City," Bullock said in a promotional video tailored for the Chinese market, before Radcliffe added, "If you like laughs, action, adventure, intrigue and a dash of romance, then this is the movie for you."

Paramount Pictures held a premiere event in Beijing on Tuesday, decorating a local theater with jungle elements and replicas of scenes from the film. The audience enjoyed a thrilling, silly and fun ride at the advanced screening.

On review-aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 79 percent based on 250 reviews. Before it opens in China on Friday, it has already grossed over $190 million worldwide in other markets.

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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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