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A China-Africa Love Story Hits The Big Screens

A new, big-budget romantic comedy centering on a China-Africa love story is now in wide release in Chinese multiplexes.

“My African Bride,” whose title in Chinese translates to “a daughter-in-law in the village,” tells the story of a young couple who returns to the groom’s hometown in rural China where his new African bride confronts the challenges of adapting to life in a conservative culture unaccustomed to interacting with outsiders.

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