Kenya is committed to firmly defend multilateralism, free
trade as well as the international trade system.
Yang also met with Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica
Juma on Wednesday and discussed bilateral ties.
Kenya launches first
Chinese Film Week to boost cultural cooperation
by Ronald Njoroge NAIROBI (Xinhua)
-- Kenya on Monday launched the
Chinese Film Week, the first of its kind in the east African
country, to boost cultural cooperation between the two
During Sept. 2-6, Kenyans will watch 10 popular Chinese
movies for free.
Joe Mucheru, cabinet secretary for the Ministry of
Information Communication and Technology, vowed to enhance
cooperation between Kenya and China in the field of culture in
The event will showcase Chinese films of different genre,
ranging from action, comedy, romance to drama.
Mucheru said that the Chinese government has made efforts to
ensure that Chinese history and culture is preserved and
correctly depicted in film, adding that "Kenya will also
continue to invest so that its culture and history is also put
The government official said that during his visit to China
last year, he held talks with Chinese officials and both parties
agreed to cooperate in the production of films.
"This collaboration will help us grow in the area of jobs,
skills and technology in film production," he added.
The Economic and Commercial Counselor of Chinese Embassy in
Kenya Guo Ce said the Chinese Film Week in Nairobi is one of the
events celebrating the 70th founding anniversary of the People’s
Republic of China.
He noted that the purpose of the film week is to enhance
people to people understanding between two the counties.
The Chinese diplomat said that the film sector is important
because it reflects a country’s history, philosophy and values.
According to Guo, by now, the film sector has become an
important component of the creative industry in China and it has
emerged as the second largest film market in the world.
Ogeng’o Julius, deputy vice chancellor of University of
Nairobi, said that the Chinese Film Week provides an opportunity
for Kenyans to explore and appreciate Chinese films.
He noted that the rapid growth of the Chinese film industry
has attracted the attention of Kenyan universities where talent