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Chinese film and TV productions attract an international audience

(People's Daily Online)    14:31, December 26, 2018

Feather Flies to The Sky

Film and TV works have become a highlight in the promotion of Chinese culture overseas in 2018. This year, a series of high-quality TV episodes were broadcasted in Portugal, the Philippines, and Panama, as well as other countries, bringing about positive feedback while effectively enhancing cooperations, Guangming Daily reported on Dec. 23.

Chinese TV drama "Feather Flies to The Sky," which tells the story of Chinese entrepreneurs as life was decades ago, was translated into Filipino and broadcasted in the Philippines in August.

The TV series was the first Chinese film and TV series translated into the local language and aired by a local TV station in the Philippines. In three months of broadcasting, the TV drama attained an average audience of 15 percent of total viewership.

Entrepreneurial Age

Other TV series such as "Entrepreneurial Age" and “The Young Doctor”, and so on, are also being broadcasted on mainstream TV platforms in the Philippines.

In Panama, a variety of Chinese TV episodes are translated into local or Spanish languages, such as “Legend of Entrepreneurship”, which hit the Panamanian national broadcaster SERTV on Dec. 2.

Film and TV works are an important channel for strengthening mutual understanding and friendship between the Chinese people and people from around the world.

TV drama “A Love So Beautiful”, which started to be aired on April 23 on ABS-CBN, the most influential private radio and television station in the Philippines, achieved an audience share of 15.9 percent, the highest among TV shows played during the same time.

A Love So Beautiful

Considering the popularity of the Chinese TV series, ABS-CBN took the initiative to cooperate with Huace Media, the producer of the “A Love So Beautiful”, as well as other Chinese film and TV companies, and expanded commercial cooperation with its Chinese counterparts.

To promote people-to-people and cultural exchanges, the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television guided the effort to translate 1,600 domestic movies and television productions into 36 languages over recent years, which have been or are being aired in more than 100 countries. 

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