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 […]

Chinese scholar wins Russia’s Likhachov prize

Russia’s annual Likhachov Prize achievement was awarded here Friday to Liu Wenfei, a scholar from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), and four top Russian contributors. Liu, a research fellow at the CASS Institute of Foreign Literature, has thus become the first Chinese scholar to win the prize. The Prize Committee recognized Liu’s contribution […]

Tibetan Buddhist palaces restored in Forbidden City

Tibetan Buddhist palaces and buildings in the northwest corner of the Forbidden City, currently the Palace Museum in Beijing, have been reconstructed after a disastrous fire nearly 90 years ago. The reconstruction strictly followed the tradition of materials, procedures and techniques to restore the appearance in the Qianlong Period (1736-1795), according to a Palace Museum […]