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HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!
CHINA'S modern-day heroes in science, medicine, culture and sports are profiled in a series of five documentaries produced by the Discovery Channel and starting to air from Thursday.
"Portraits of China," to be aired on the Shanghai Documentary Channel at 11pm every Thursday, aims to capture the dreams of a nation through the achievements of modern-day heroes.
The portraits include Yang Liping, a world-famous dancer who is using dance to preserve China's tribal culture; Dr Shi Zhengrong, a global leader in solar clean-tech; world-renowned kung fu star and philanthropist Jackie Chan; Zhong Nanshan, a leading virologist trying to bring modern medicine to the masses and build a healthier China; and Team China, which refers to five individuals whose efforts contributed to China's success in the 2008 Olympics.
Dancer and choreographer Yang created an award-winning trilogy of musicals showcasing folk traditions of various ethnic groups in Yunnan Province.
Dr Shi, scientist, entrepreneur and environmentalist, has developed cost-efficient solar panels and built an empire that aims to rival oil conglomerates. Behind China's Olympic success is a massive, state-sponsored sports program that includes special schools for gifted youth and an ultra high-tech sports science program.
The Team China episode features five individuals - a young athlete, a local official, coach, sports scientist and superstar athlete - who epitomize the formidable gold-medal system.
The Jackie Chan episode shows how the charismatic movie star is turning himself into a philanthropist.
Dr Zhong, a leading specialist in respiratory disease, dreams of making modern medicine accessible to China's vast rural population.
"We are bringing to our viewers China's amazing stories of development and progress through these outstanding individuals who are contributing to their country's unprecedented growth in their own unique way," says Tom Keaveny, president and managing director of Discovery Networks Asia Pacific.
In 2010, Discovery launched a nationwide search for candidates for "Portraits China" and viewers cast votes online for five heroes who personify the dreams of modern China.
In addition to the series, 30 of the most remarkable stories submitted by viewers about their own dreams will also be broadcast, five or six following each episode of "Portraits of China."
The Discovery Channel is launching a nationwide search for suitable candidates for the series, in cooperation with SINA.com, one of China's major portal sites. The candidates should be iconic Chinese individuals who personify the dreams of modern day China, whether through their personalities, abilities, achievements, or areas of expertise, while reflecting the spirit of a country that is part of a global community.
December 17 morning, the National Association of Public Television in Beijing. Jackie Chan (microblogging), Stanley Tong (microblogging) was invited as an Honorary Advisor. Are closed-door filming new movie "Zodiac" said Chan, who is also produced their own, directors, producers in one, you can freely control the filming, so we enjoyed the filming process, but the film is a great scene of his last action movies, because "the age to, and do not want to fly or the."
Jackie Chan, Stanley Tong Public Television Association honorary consultant
The morning of December 17, the National Association of Public Television in Beijing. Jackie Chan, Stanley Tong was invited as an Honorary Advisor. Shi Jianzhong, Can Liu, Zheng Xiaoguang served as Chairman and Vice-Chairman. Association by the provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities of the public security organ culture of publicity officer. Association of Public Television will focus on the theme, to carry out works of creation and production of film and television, film and television work organizing the collection and public security awards and the organization of seminars, comments, founder of "Chinese police film," the association publications.
This time was invited to serve as honorary consultant, Jackie Chan said with a smile can get honest information, to collect real case adapted into film and television scripts. He admitted that the establishment of the association for film and television industry in Hong Kong provides a good platform, with more security the theme of the script for director selection. Stanley Tong said that, in fact, the public security system, there are many typical cases, but did not find a good expression. Some had worried about their subject matter will be constrained, and the Ministry of Public Security of leadership and communication, we found that the environment is relatively open, there are many real cases can be taken.
Jackie Chan film retreat, "Zodiac," I do not know to join King Ge
Recently, the Jackie Chan movie "Zodiac" has released the first trailer, and declared to be one year ahead of December 12, 2012 release. Jackie Chan said in the past six months of the time after a series of shooting all over the world, and from 23 countries martial contest of strength, and the next year to spend time to post-production. Because long-term retreat preparing for the film, Jackie Chan said with a smile did not know King has joined the gang, but he said the very future of hope and Ge, Feng Xiaogang (microblogging), Jiang Wen, who co. The "Zodiac" is also a great scene of his last action movie, because "the age to, and after a fly or do not want to."
Jackie Chan admitted that he enjoyed the film "Zodiac" process, because who is also produced, directors, producers in one, free to control the shooting schedule, "making other people's drama, because there are budget pressures, often provide a games to play play thirty-five days to complete, but my own film I can shoot a movie a month, day staff tired need to rest, I do not shoot the next day to continue, and now I have this right. "laughs Jackie Chan words, his childhood wanted to Interpol, Interpol played more like when plainclothes police officers, that go abroad to catch fugitives is a challenge. Side of Stanley Tong also said with a smile, like Jackie Chan's life when the traffic police are also often "education" does not comply with traffic rules chaotic car driver.