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|ADDIS ABABA , Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese Embassy in Ethiopia has announced that it would mark China Culture Week with different assortments in the East African country.
According to a statement from the Embassy on Friday, it will host the China Culture Week in Addis Ababa to celebrate the 68th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China which falls on Oct.1, 2017.
The events will be organized aiming to further strengthening cultural exchanges, encouraging different civilizations to learn from each other, said the statement.
The China Culture Week will also be held here towards promoting mutual understanding, harmony , friendship and people-to-people bonds with Ethiopia, as well as exposing Ethiopians with China's culture and traditions, it added.
The main activities include a performance by a troupe from Guangdong Province of China at the National Theatre in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa on Sept. 23; China Film Festival from Sept. 25 to Oct. 1, whereby six films will be presented at Edna Mall Cinema; and National Day Reception and Photo Exhibition at Sheraton Hotel on Sept. 26, according to the statement.
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TOKYO , Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed during telephone talks on Tuesday to work with the international community to prevent the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) from launching missiles that might be aimed toward the U.S. territory of Guam.
While stating that the threat of the launch had raised regional tensions, Abe told a press briefing after talks that the Japanese government will "continue to work closely with the United States and South Korea, also with the international community, including China and Russia."
"At the same time, we will make utmost efforts to protect our citizens' lives by preparing for any possible situation. We'll maintain a high level of vigilance and our missile defense system under the strong Japan-U.S. alliance," Abe added.
The conversation between the two leaders took place following the DPRK intimating it could fire missiles into waters off Guam in the western pacific.
Abe said that fears had been stoked in Japan because the missiles' flight path could see them fly over at least four prefectures in Japan.
According to government officials here , the two leaders also lauded fresh UN Security Council resolutions imposing stricter sanctions on the DPRK.
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The Japanese ministers will also hold one-on-one talks with their respective counterparts, government officials here also said.
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By Huang Ying
BEIJING, June 12 (Xinhuanet) -- Movie ticket sales have gone crazy in the city of Panjin.
Compared with two years ago, in one of the fourth-tier city's "cineplexes" there are now nearly as many tickets being sold in a month as there were in a whole year.
Annual box-office revenues in the city — in the southwest of Northeast China's Liaoning province — surged to 25.6 million yuan ($4.17 million) in 2012 from 2.65 million yuan the year earlier, a year-on-year growth of 867 percent, according to statistics from EntGroup Consulting, a Beijing-based entertainment industry consultancy.
In April alone , the city's CJ CGV cineplex, owned by a South Korean theater operator, sold two million yuan's worth of tickets to 50,000 customers, said Guo Jinsheng, the manager of the theater , which opened in January.
"And that performance is growing month-on-month," added Guo.
Panjin is now one of the fastest-growing third- and fourth-tier cities in terms of box-office receipts, and others cities enjoying similar growth include Langfang in Hebei province, and Yueyang in Hunan province.
Ticket sales are also gaining momentum in small cities in a country that is now the world's second-largest film market.
After the United States, China accounted for 8 percent of the global film market with annual box-office receipts of $2.7 billion last year, according to figures released in March by the Motion Picture Association of America.
By May 12 , China's total box-office revenues for the year exceeded 8.1 billion yuan, up 39 percent year-on-year, according to official statistics from the film bureau under a new administration formed in March, which falls under the auspices of the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, and the State Press and Publication Administration.
Domestic movies accounted for 63 percent of that , against 34 percent during the same period last year.
Small and medium-sized cities were the major driving forces of the domestic movie industry, and represent a massive po.