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 earmarks 500 mln yuan for cultural firms

China allocated 500 million yuan (79.61 million U.S. dollars) to fund the development of centrally-administered state-owned cultural enterprises last year, the Ministry of Finance said Tuesday. The funds were used to support 41 projects in areas such as mergers and reorganization among 30 centrally-administered state-owned cultural enterprises, the ministry said in a statement. In a […]

Chinese language gains popularity in Serbian high schools

Chinese investments in Serbia have influenced more and more Serbian school children to take interest in learning Chinese language, said Wednesday Vesna Fila assistant to Minister of Education and Science, to Tanjug news agency. According to her words, Russian investments in Serbia such as South Stream Pipeline, are having the same effect to earlier less […]

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 […]