Chinese cinema week being held in N'Djamena

2012-10-18 09:04:55 GMT2012-10-18 17:04:55(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A Chinese cinema week has been ongoing in N'Djamena since Tuesday to promote cultural relations between Chad and China.

"The themes of the seven films that are being presented are diverse and their characteristics are varied. They reflect the external and internal lives of the Chinese as well as the Chinese singularity of civilization and cinematographic art," China's new ambassador to Chad Hu Zhiqiang said.

The Chinese diplomat noted that he was convinced that the Chinese cinema week which will end on Oct.26, 2012, will enable the Chadian people to have a better understanding of China.

This, he said, will lead to the beginning of the bilateral cultural cooperation in the areas of cinematography and television.

"Slowly as we deepen the mutual understanding between our citizens, the Sino-Chadian friendly cooperation will witness a more rapid growth," Hu said.

Since the establishment of their diplomatic relations in 2006, the human and cultural exchanges between China and Chad have become frequent.

In October 2008, the Chadian national Ballet was invited to China. This group of Chadian artists took part in the opening ceremony of the Shanghai World Expo in 2010.

On the Chinese side, a team of Chinese performers took part in the celebrations to mark Chad's Golden Jubilee celebrations in January 2011 and another team of Chinese artists were invited to Chad in July 2011.

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