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International film festival opens in Shanghai

2024-06-14 12:03 Last Updated At:18:57

The 26th Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) kicked off on Friday in the east Chinese metropolis, ushering in a 10-day feast of motion pictures for all film enthusiasts.

On the basis of competitive selection, the Golden Goblet Awards of the SIFF will be granted at the event, as a set of internationally competitive, recognized and influential awards in the film and television industry.

According to the SIFF's official release, more than 3,700 films from 105 countries and regions have been received for this year's SIFF competition and screening.

There are 1,375 world premieres and 390 international premieres among the 2,224 entries for competition. The increasing number of premieres reflects the growing international influence of the SIFF.

"We can say that these figures have hit yet another record high, indicating that the international influence of the Golden Goblet Awards is growing stronger day by day. Especially among these films, we also hope everyone pays more attention to the films of our four Chinese directors, who have produced outstanding results in response to the high-quality development of China's film industry," said Chen Guo, director of Shanghai International Film and TV Festival Center.

Founded in 1993, SIFF is a competitive global event driven by Shanghai's efforts to become an international cultural hub.

International film festival opens in Shanghai

International film festival opens in Shanghai

International film festival opens in Shanghai

International film festival opens in Shanghai

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Premier Li urges high-quality development to further deepen reform comprehensively

2024-07-22 22:24 Last Updated At:22:57

Chinese Premier Li Qiang has called for efforts to push forward high-standard opening-up and actively explore and innovate to motivate more momentum and vitality, so as to advance high-quality development in further deepening reform comprehensively.

Li, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remarks during a research trip to north China's Tianjin Municipality on Monday.

Li first visited the core area of the Tiankai Higher Education Innovation Park, where he learned about the park's construction and operation, and had talks with researchers and heads of sci-tech financial institutions as well as start-ups.

Saying that the key to fostering new growth drivers and developing new quality productivity lies in reform and innovation, Li underlined staying focused on integrated development of sci-tech innovation and industrial innovation, therefore building a more efficient and attractive sci-tech innovation platform.

He called for more support for small and medium-sized sci-tech firms and incentives for sci-tech personnel in terms of policies and funding, so as to promote the application of scientific and technological advances, and accelerate the development of new quality productivity.

The park, inaugurated in May, was established through the collaboration of Tianjin-based top-notched universities including Tianjin University and Nankai University.

Li then visited the branch of the world-leading elevator manufacturer Otis and CDHorizon, a world's top integrated equipment operation service provider, in the Binhai New Area.

Li urged efforts to make good use of policies for supporting the large renewal of equipment and to support enterprises in promoting the new application of artificial intelligence, so that more enterprises and products with core competitiveness can compete to emerge.

The premier also highlighted innovative use of financial leasing and other financial instruments, thus better serving the real economy.

Li called on the Binhai New Area to take the lead in better stimulating impetus and vitality in deepening reform, underlining the reform in institutions and mechanisms of the pilot free trade zone, financial innovation and development, and high-level opening up to the outside world.

Li also emphasized the need to accelerate the integrated development of ports, industries and cities by leveraging strengths and characteristics, in order to integrate resources and enhance their role in promoting the coordinated development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region.

Fully acknowledging Tianjin's achievements in socio-economic development, Li expressed his hope that the municipality will forge ahead and constantly scale new heights in promoting high-quality development.

Premier Li urges high-quality development to further deepen reform comprehensively

Premier Li urges high-quality development to further deepen reform comprehensively

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