TV drama in commemoration of Mao's son presented to DPRK audience

20:05, November 24, 2010      

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A high-profile ceremony was held in Pyongyang Wednesday for the donation of a Chinese TV drama series filmed in commemoration of the late Chinese leader Mao Zedong's eldest son Mao Anying, who died in the Korean War sixty years ago.

Kang Nung Su, vice-premier of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), attended the ceremony. He will deliver DVD copies of the TV drama to Kim Jong Il, top leader of the DPRK.

Kang said at the ceremony that in the golden period of the DPRK-China friendship, he was very glad to attend the presentation of the TV series entitled "Mao Anying," which is based on the life of the eldest son of Mao Zedong.

Kang said many heroic Chinese young people including Mao Anying (1922-1950) fought side by side with the people and army of the DPRK in the war and laid down their precious lives.

He said the DPRK-China friendship will be further promoted in the new century through cultural exchanges and cooperation between the two countries.

Zou Xiaoti, head of the delegation from the production group and producer of the drama, said the series was a hit with audiences in China who were deeply moved by it.

She said friendship from the Chinese people will be conveyed to the people of the DPRK through movies and TV productions. Chinese cultural workers will make greater efforts for the development of the traditional China-DPRK friendship.

The premiere of the series was held at Taedong Gate Cinema of Pyongyang on the same day.

The delegation arrived at Pyongyang on Monday.

Mao Anying, the eldest son of Mao Zedong (1893-1976) and his wife Yang Kaihui (1901-1930), volunteered for the army in 1950 and fought in the Korean War. He was killed in an air strike in November that year. He was28.



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