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Weekly snapshot of Chinese cultural news

Xinhua | Updated: 2020-08-17 09:00
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The following are highlights of China's major cultural news from the past week:

-- 50 percent attendance permitted in theaters: ministry

China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism has lifted the attendance limit at theater-like venues from 30 percent to 50 percent.

Medium-sized commercial performances with adequate epidemic prevention measures are allowed in COVID-19 low-risk areas, according to the ministry.

However, it prohibits interactive segments in shows, and says that commercial performances are still suspended in regions at moderate or high risk of COVID-19.

-- National museum exhibits over 140 antiques from China's bronze age

More than 140 bronze antiques from China's bronze age were exhibited at the National Museum of China Friday.

Dating back to multiple dynasties including Shang, Zhou, Qin and Han, all the antiques were excavated in Baoji, Northwest China's Shaanxi province, and nearby areas.

-- Animated films Onward, Trolls World Tour to hit Chinese theaters

More than four or five months after their world premieres, two major US animated films are set to land in Chinese movie theaters next week.

Disney and Pixar's animated fantasy adventure Onward is slated for Aug 19, while Universal and DreamWorks' comedy film Trolls World Tour will launch on Aug 21.

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