Updated: 2011-08-30 07:51
Love in the Buff starts where Love in a Puff left off
Hong Kong director Pang Ho-cheung has finished Love in the Buff, his first film set in the Chinese mainland.
A sequel to his 2010 romantic comedy Love in a Puff, the film follows Jimmy and Cherie, the lovers in the original flick, to Beijing. In a new environment the Hong Kong couple's relationship faces some challenges.
Shawn Yue and Miriam Yeung team up again to star as the couple, supported by mainland actor Xu Zheng and actress Yang Mi.
Pang says he had no plan to make the sequel, before he was surprised and moved to find many letters to the characters in an e-mail box mentioned in the first film.
Sina Weibo produces first micro blog drama
Male Left, Female Right, a sitcom designed to be broadcast through on Sina Weibo, a Chinese Twitter-like service, is now being shown on t.qq.com, one of China's major micro-blogging websites.
Produced by Gwantsi, the country's leading TV series production company, the sitcom marks China's first micro blog drama and centers on the romances and friendships among three men and two women, who got to know each other via social networks.
Audiences can add comments on Tencent micro blog and the sitcom's plot may be adjusted according to viewers' suggestions.
'Olympics in applied linguistics' in Beijing
More than 1,500 researchers and teachers from 63 countries and regions convened in Beijing for the 16th World Congress of Applied Linguistics on Aug 24.
They shared ideas on a wide range of critical issues in applied linguistics during the five-day congress known as "the Olympics in applied linguistics".
Initiated in 1964 in Nancy, France, the congress has been held every three years. It is the first time it has taken place in China, with the theme "Harmony in Diversity: Language, Culture, Society".
The congress was sponsored by the International Association of Applied Linguistics and jointly organized by China English Language Education Association, Beijing Foreign Studies University, National Research Center for Foreign Language Education, and Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.
US students take a short film look at the capital
How does Beijing look in the eyes of US students?
Nine students from Boston University have made a short film of 10 minutes on what they are most impressed by in Beijing, cooperating with nine students from Beijing Normal University.
The films' subjects cover both traditions and modernity. Highlights include a film that portrays a young tai chi master who teaches blind students, and another flick that goes to the capital's suburbs to record an ordinary family's daily life.
The films were shown on Aug 23 at Broadway Cinematheque MOMA, an art house cinema in Beijing.
(China Daily 08/30/2011 page20)