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ve been nominated for a Tiantan Award-actor-director Chen Jianbin’s new comedy drama The Eleventh Chapter, and the sci-fi blockbuster The Wandering Earth.
After drawing in box-office receipts totaling a whopping 4.6 billio
n yuan ($685 million)-or 24 percent of Chinese box-office takings during the first qua
rter-The Wandering Earth is now regarded as a game-changer for its role in reviving the fortunes of the Chinese sci-fi genre.
As the longest film among all the nominated movies, Turkish master
Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s 188-minute The Wild Pear Tree will be screened for the first time in Chi
na. A Fortunate Man, the latest directorial epic by Danish auteur Bille August, is also a highly anticipated entry.
The other nominated films are Another World (Japan), Ben is Back (United States), Happ
ier Times, Grump (Finland), Here (Iran), Sunset (Hungary, France), Tehran: City of Love (Britain, Iran
and the Netherlands), The Keeper (Germany, Britain), The Unorthodox (Israel), Fear (India), and The Waiter (Greece).
tendency to increase iron and steel capacity, and the focus has shifted from cut
ting overcapacity to improving the industry’s high-quality development, Lyu said.
The high profits in the sector last year, which were a result of slashed capacity in the previo
us years, have prompted the attempts to expand steel capacity illegally, according to him.
“For the next phase, it is critically important to keep the overall ca
pacity from growing, while at the same time to optimize the capacity layout in the ind
ustry and increase product quality to achieve high-quality development in the sector,” he said.
Lyu also revealed that the authorities will carry out a random inspection
on illegal steel production activities this year, through means such as satellite remote sensi
ng, electricity consumption monitoring, and illegal production activity reporting platforms.
Thirteen staff writers, photographers and embassy staff from over 10 countries gather for a group photo in Tongxiang city, E
ast China’s Zhejiang province on March 30, 2019.The activity “Discover Tongxiang”, co-organized by the gove
rnment of Tongxiang city and China Daily, was launched Saturday in Tongxiang city, East China’s Zhejiang prov
ince.A group of 13 staff writers, photographers and embassy staff in China from over 10 countries, including the
United Kingdom, the United States, the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, the Philippines, India, Pakistan, Morocco and
Hungary attended the activity.They experienced traditions of Qingming Festival, inspected beautiful rural scen
ery, explored local characteristics and culture, and felt the charm of the city where the modern and traditional coexist.