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Valentine's Day celebrated in China

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In those days, Valentine's Day, a traditional Western festival, has become a popular holiday, specifically for young generation. Chinese people have grown accustomed to celebrating the festival, with a variety of love-laden goods such as jewelry, flowers, dinners, or movies.

A flower shop keeper in downtown Nanjing, who asked to remain anonymous, tells the reporter that orders for roses on Valentine's Day have already surged over ten times the figure at other times of the year. Many other flower seller have the same saying, "A rose is priced at five yuan in regular time, but 10 yuan on Valentine's Day."

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 February 2012 04:20

War epic film failed to get Oscar nomination

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The story related to China-Japanese war, The flowers of War, failed to obtain its Oscar nomination in Hollywood in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

The film, directed by Chinese movie director Zhang Yimou, opened in China on 16 December in 2011 that got a full support from Chinese government for a possible nomination for this award. Hollywood actor - the starring English actor Christian Bale, was the critical role in the movie.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 February 2012 16:35

Spring Festival travel rush starts in China

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China's 40-day Spring Festival travel rush formally starts Sunday last week. Traffic management authorities will tighten patrol and inspection efforts to ensure road safety during period, according to the Ministry of Public Security.

Preparations are being made to ensure safe and smooth traffic as millions of Chinese are heading home for the Spring Festival gathering, or the Lunar New Year, which falls on Jan. 23.


Holiday season and traveling in China

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Christmas and new year day come soon. You may choose to stay in the city where you work or select traveling back to your country to reunite with family or friends during the holiday season.

In many Chinese cities, specifically in major cities or provincial capitals, commercial owners have already made the holiday everywhere, Signs and decorations. On avenues and streets, there are Christmas displays and people celebrate it with Christmas trees, cooking and eating special fooods, and spending time with family and friends.


Christian Bale in China's Best Foreign Film Race Entry for Oscar

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As a priest, Christian Bale tries to save a group of women from the Rape of Nanking in a Chinese-made film "The Flowers of War".

"The Flowers of War" stars Bale as John Magee, an American priest in 1937 Nanking, which is under the imminent threat of a Japanese invasion. John Gillespie Magee witnessed Japanese war crimes at the time. He used a camera filming injuries of victims at the Nanjing University hospital, as well as in other parts of Nanking. This footage remains the most significant visual documentary record of this atrocities. He even sent a copy of the film to German Embassy in Nanjing at the time to reveal Japanese crimes.

The movie is shown for 20 minutes to buyers at the Toronto International Film Festival, and it has been submitted as China entry into the Foreign film race for this year's Oscars.

Last Updated on Sunday, 30 October 2011 14:31

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