“Skyfall” remains top at Chinese box office

“Skyfall” raked in 100 million yuan (about 16.04 million U.S. dollars) in the week ending Feb. 3 dominating the Chinese box office, statistics from China Film News showed Tuesday. Since its debut on Jan. 21 in the Chinese mainland, total ticket sales of the latest installment in the James Bond series amount to 326 million […]

2012, a remarkable year for China’s movie market

In a recent press conference, China’s film administration said the country’s 2012 box-office gross revenue had reached over 17 billion yuan, equal to almost 3 billion US dollars, ranking it second worldwide behind only the US. While it’s no longer news that China’s movie market is rapidly expanding at an annual speed of over 30%, […]

China is world’s 2nd largest film market

China’s box office sales hit 17.07 billion yuan (2.74 billion U.S. dollars) in 2012, surging 30.18 percent year on year and making the country the world’s second-largest film market. Chinese filmmakers produced 893 films last year, including 745 feature films and 33 animated films, according to data published Wednesday by the State Administration of Radio, […]

China’s box office breaks 17 bln yuan in 2012

China’s box office sales hit 17.07 billion yuan (2.74 billion U.S. dollars) in 2012, surging 30.18 percent year on year. Ticket sales for imported movies totaled 8.8 billion yuan, or 51.54 percent of gross ticket revenue, ending domestic films’ nine-year dominance at the box office, according to data published Wednesday by the State Administration of […]

China’s box office sets new record in 2012

China’s film industry earned about 16.8 billion yuan(2.69 billion U.S. dollars) in the box office in 2012, with domestic movies contributing less than half of the revenue, the Chongqing Economic Times reported on Thursday. A total of 303 movies were shown in Chinese theaters in 2012. The number of domestic movies accounted for three quarters […]

Chinese leaders watch Peking Opera for New Year

Chinese leaders watch Peking Opera for New Year

Top Chinese leaders including Xi Jinping, general secretary of Communist Party of China Central Committee, on Sunday watched Peking Opera at the National Center for the Performing Arts in a gala to celebrate the New Year. Vice Premier Li Keqiang and other leaders including Zhang Dejiang, Yu Zhengsheng, Liu Yunshan, Wang Qishan and Zhang Gaoli […]

More translations needed for Chinese literature to expand worldwide

Mohammed Elshijh, an Egyptian doctoral candidate at Beijing Language and Cultural University, chose to study Chinese literature after receiving his bachelor’s degree in 1999. As countries with long, rich histories, China and Egypt have much in common, Elshijh said, adding that Mo Yan, winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize for Literature, is also popular in […]

China Central Academy of Fine Arts Establishes its Research Center in Hunan

On November 30, co-founded by the Hunan Huakai Chuangyi Exhibition Service Co., Ltd. and China Central Academy of Fine Arts, the first base of education, production and research of the academy in Hunan held its plate-conferring ceremony in Changsha. Benefiting from its richness in Huxiang Culture and renowned for its prominence in such fields as […]