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Chinese romance which opened across the country on April 19, has some scenes shot in Paris, including the Notre Dame Cathedral.
The film, directed by Huo Jianqi, a renowned figure among China’s “Fifth Gene
ration” directors, features supermodel-turned actress Du Juan and actor Chen Xiao.
During a recently promotional screening, director Huo says the film examines the meaning of love and marriage.
In the movie, there are several scenes featuring the lovebirds shown against the backg
round of the Notre Dame Cathedral, which was damaged in a fire on April 15.
The film, based on a short story penned by journalist An Dun, the features a violinis
t and an interior designer, who encounter each other in a museum in Paris and soon fall in love.
set in Shanghai in the 1930s starring Chow Yunfat, has so far been the most time-consuming restoration work, but Jiang says it’s worth it.
“George Lucas spent many years restoring old Star Wars films he made himself,” Jiang says
. “It’s almost like a remake. We’re also looking to create a classic Chinese production, which needs just as much of our energy.”
Speaking of the future, Pei says there is no end to their work. “People get u
sed to watching TV productions shot in 4K resolution today. However, once 8K be
comes common, viewers might consider 4K shows ‘unwatchable’ again. Today’s work will still need restoration one day.”
lobal creator community giant WeWork officially launched its startup services platform, WeWork Lab
s, in China on April 11 in its bid to expand its presence in the burgeoning innovation and entrepreneurship market.
A pilot of the program was launched in Shanghai in 2018, with three locations serving 46 members.
It involves Tsinghua University, Peking University and Aliyun, where there will be exchange programs, through which busine
ss professionals will be trained and Chinese firms will be helped to expand at home and overseas.
s have accelerated since 2015 as the government sees them as drivers for the economy’s transition.
As a result, a number of supportive policies have been issue
d to support maker spaces, incubators and companies to speed up innovation.
Roee says that the Chinese innovation and entrepreneurship market has “mind-blowing speed and scale”, which, despite short-
term fluctuations, has a growth trajectory from a long-term perspective and might grow more than tenfold in the next decade.
“Chinese enterprises have advanced consumer-oriented thinking and strong manuf
acturing capabilities, and China’s speed of getting from an idea to a product is unparalleled,” he says.
Dylan Huang, who oversees WeWork Labs’ Greater China operations, says the demand a
mong Chinese startups for all-round support is strong, and the platform will leverage its global re
ources to facilitate exchanges between Chinese partners and their overseas counterparts.
ng between 7 am and 11 am and to those entering the city from outside Beijing between 5 pm and 10 pm. Violators will be fined 100 yuan.
Also part of support measures for visitors to the event, construction of 11 temporary parking lots was completed earlier this mo
nth. The parking lots, with a total area of 106.04 hectares, can accommodate more than 20,000 vehicles.Tan Choon Ho
ng, a Malaysian man of Chinese descent, is deputy project manager of the Penang STP2 Project Management Office unde
r China Communication Construction (M) SDN BHD. His wife tells us how the company stimulates the develo
pment of the local economy, enriches the lives of local residents and makes overseas Chinese proud.
Every year, about 5,000 people with potentially deadly head and neck cancer come to S
un Yat-sen University Cancer Center, the world’s busiest medical facility treating the disease.
Ma Jun, a specialist in nasopharyngeal cancer who has worked at the
hospital in Guangdong province for 34 years, says every patient has a heart-wrenching story.
it belongs to the world. It is rooted in history, but oriented toward the future. It focuses on Asia, Euro
pe and Africa, but is open to all partners. It spans different countries and regions, different stages of devel
opment, different historical traditions, different cultures and religions, and different customs and lifestyles. It is an
initiative for peaceful development and economic cooperation, rather than a geopolitical or military alliance. It is a proces
s of open, inclusive and common development, not an exclusionary bloc or a “China club”. It neither differentiates between countries b
y ideology nor plays the zero-sum game. Countries are welcome to join in the initiative if they so will.
The Belt and Road Initiative upholds the principles of extensive consult
ation, joint contribution, and shared benefits. It follows a Silk Road spirit featuring peace and c
ooperation, openness and inclusiveness, mutual learning and mutual benefit. It focuses on policy co
ordination, connectivity of infrastructure, unimpeded trade, financial integrati
on, and closer people-to-people ties. It has turned ideas into actions and vision into reality, and the initiat
ive itself into a public product widely welcomed by the international community.
ogy giant Tencent to court and asked for 180,000 yuan in compensation after Tencent us
ed nine Visual China Group images without permission, Beijing Youth Daily reported.
Tencent said the images involved could also be found on other webs
ites, or the company could not prove it had authorization for the photos. The court fina
lly ordered Tencent to pay 40,000 yuan to Visual China, the report added.
Wang Weiwei, a lawyer from the Beijing Zhongwen Law Firm, sai
d, “Mushrooming copyright-related disputes can be acceptable if a stock-ima
ge agency, such as Visual China Group, gets authorization for images from copyright owners.
“Any litigation caused by true copyright infringement is no problem and is justifie
d, as it is also to help protect the legitimate rights and interest of the copyright owners,” he said.
exposed disordered copyright management by stock-image providers, legal
professionals said the increased efforts to protect copyright should be applauded.
For example, the National Copyright Administration has launched crackdowns against pira
ted works every year, aiming to increase copyright protection through administrative measures.
Last year, it took online short videos, audio material, literary articles and music as major target
s. It eliminated 1.85 million web links with content that infringed copyright, and confiscated 1.23 million pirated works.
Wang, the Beijing lawyer, said he appreciated governme
nt attempts to protect copyright, but said such efforts are still insufficient.
He called for the country to improve copyright-related laws as soon as poss
ible, and especially to issue a specific rule for footage, pictures or other photographic works.