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Libya Blockbuster Leads China’s National Day Movie Releases

Home Coming led China's National Day holiday box office bonanza, racking up $144 million in ticket sales during its first week of release. The holiday is usually marked with movies aimed at patriotic audiences. Home Coming dramatizes the evacuation of Chinese citizens from Libya in 2011.

Africa Again is the Backdrop for a Chinese Blockbuster Movie

Home Coming is the latest Chinese blockbuster movie set in Africa that registered big box office returns during its Golden Week opening. The film is set in the fictitious North African country of Numia and tells the story based on the 2011 ...

Blockbuster Set in Africa Dominates Chinese Box Office Over National Day Weekend 

Africa is once again the backdrop for a glossy, big-budget Chinese patriotic blockbuster that dominated this weekend's National Day holiday box office with $37 million in ticket sales. "Home Coming" is a fictional recounting of the evacuation of ...

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 ...

The 2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa is the Setting For a New Blockbuster Chinese Drama

Ebola Fighters (埃博拉前线) is a big-budget drama that premiers today on China's largest streaming platforms. It depicts the efforts of frontline Chinese medical staff in the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa. ...

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Xi Jinping’s Summit Tour Continues to APEC in Thailand

This week’s carnival of summitry continues with the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) ministerial meeting in Bangkok. While many leaders – including China’s President Xi Jinping – are continuing straight to Thailand from the G20 summit in Bali earlier this week, U.S. President Joe Biden won’t be there. Vice President Kamala Harris will stand in for him. 
The group’s first in-person meeting in four years is expected to focus on overcoming trade disruptions and supply ...

Weibo User: Where Are the Wolf Warriors to Rescue Chinese Nationals in South Africa?

Where's Wu Jing and the Wolf Warriors to help overseas Chinese impacted by the violence in South Africa wondered Weibo user "Little Tiger" (某小老虎) in a post on the Chinese social network on Wednesday. Although "

Hundreds of Chinese Nationals Evacuated From Northern Ethiopia, Confirms Foreign Ministry Spokesman

600 Chinese nationals have reportedly been safely escorted out of the conflict zone in northern Ethiopia. "With the assistance of the Ethiopian side, the Chinese citizens there have basically been evacuated," confirmed Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian at the regular ...

Africa Week 2020 Kicks Off Today in Beijing

Africa Week 2020 in Beijing gets underway today and this year many events will take place on Zoom. So even if you're not in China you should check out the cool things they have planned. The team at 

New China-Africa Movie Release: “A Foreign Daughter-in-Law in the Village”

A China-Africa love story is set to be released on the big screen in China soon. The film, whose title in Chinese means "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 ...

Black Panther Sparks Debate Over Anti-Black Racism in China

The Marvel superhero blockbuster Black Panther generated a respectable $100 million at the Chinese box office in March, making it the film’s top overseas market. The movie had a very strong opening in China, earning more than ...
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