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Consul General Li Xuhang Attends Online Opening Ceremony of "Chinese Film and TV Week in Dubai"
2020/12/09

On December 8, an online opening ceremony kicked off the Chinese Film and TV Week in Dubai held by Hala China. Li Xuhang, Consul General of China in Dubai, HH Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Hala China, Ali Al Dhaheri, UAE Ambassador to China, and Majed Al Suwaidi, Managing Director of Dubai Media City attended the ceremony. Other guests and stars present include Wang Han, Qin Hailu, Zhang Hanyu, Yang Hongtao, Liu Miaomiao, Yu Xiaowei, Cao Ying , Sun Qian, Hong Yuzhou, Lu Shuming.

In his speech, Consul General Li Xuhang congratulated Hala China for successfully organizing the Chinese Film and TV Week in Dubai. He also expressed appreciation to the China Film Administration and the National Radio and Television Administration for their strong support and assistance to the event. He said that although Covid-19 inflicted damages on the movie theater market around the world, it provided online film and television platforms with an unprecedented opportunity. Hala China, having held two annual Chinese Film and TV Week in Dubai, seized this opportunity by creatively holding an online Chinese Film and TV Week. Apart from films, it expands the range of screening by adding TV series and animations, which achieved leap-type development. Among the 20 plus screened works, Heroes in Harm's Way and With You describe the experience of Chinese people fighting against the epidemic. Through the real life portrayal of ordinary Chinese people facing the epidemic, the films reveal China's secret in fighting the virus, bringing confidence and strength to the audiences from all over the world who are still surrounded by the epidemic. Consul General Li Xuhang emphasized that the long-term plan of China-UAE relations has started in a golden age. A great era generates great works, which in turn lead to a glorious new age. It is hoped that China and Dubai will be able to jointly shoot film and television works telling the China-Dubai story in the near future. When "Dubai Miracle" meets "Chinese Miracle", the two cultures, both ancient and modern, will jointly go global.

In his speech, HH Prince Sheikh Majid Al Mualla stated that Hala China has spared no effort to promote economic and cultural exchanges between China and the UAE. It attracts Chinese tourists and investors to the UAE through interesting events such as exhibitions, conferences, business forums and road shows. Hala China attaches importance not only to the cooperation in investment and economy between the two countries, but also to the cultural exchanges. The Film and TV Week is an important part of these exchanges. By bringing the world fantastic films through cooperation between the two sides, this event has set a role model in terms of long-term partnership. Dubai has some of the world's best infrastructure to produce films and television series. People working in the industry of film and TV in China are sincerely invited to Dubai to make good use of these advanced facilities. They are welcome to create wonderful stories on the win-win cooperation between the two countries with the advanced ideas and technologies of China in film and TV. Ali Al Dhaheri, UAE Ambassador to China, Majed Al Suwaidi, Managing Director of Dubai Media City, and Wang Han, the curator of the Film and TV Week also gave speeches. The Chinese Film and TV Week in Dubai lasts for 7 days from December 8th to December 14th. TV series and movies such as Heroes in Harm's Way, With You, The Climbers, Dying to Survive will be screened through Tencent Video in a column named "Chinese Film and TV Week in Dubai".

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