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Blockbuster Movie Scares Chinese Tourists Away From Thailand

Chinese tourists landing in Bangkok on Monday were greeted with a heroes welcome, including Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin, who went to the airport to personally welcome the first batch of visa-free visitors. Thailand is desperate to revive its Chinese tourism ...

Chinese Blockbuster Wandering Earth II Extends Africa Release With Premiere in Egypt

The Chinese sci-fi spectacle, The Wandering Earth II, is slowly turning into a global blockbuster. The film debuted to enthusiastic audiences in Egypt after getting similarly positive responses in other African countries, including South Africa, Zambia and Mozambique.

Chinese Sci-Fi Blockbuster Wandering Earth 2 to Open in Southern Africa

The Chinese movie hit "Wandering Earth 2" will open next week in four southern African countries beginning with South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe on March 10th, followed by Zambia the week after. The science fiction blockbuster has already taken in $566 million ...

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 ...

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Philippine President Ramps Up Rhetoric as Local Attitudes Harden

The President of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos Jr., told soldiers to be ready for any conflict amid a potential overlap of his country’s tensions with China in the South China Sea and growing tensions between China and Taiwan.
Speaking to troops at a base in the northern Isabela province on Monday, Marcos said: “The external threat now has become more pronounced, has become more worrisome, and that is why we have to ...

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 some of the 30,000 ...

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. ...

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 ...
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