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President Xi Jinping will deliver a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the Conferen
ce on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations to be held on May 15 in Beijing, a senior official said Thursday.
Xu Lin, deputy head of the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China Cen
tral Committee and director of the State Council Information Office, made the announcement at a press conference.
Under the theme of “exchanges and mutual learning among Asian civilizations and a community with a shared futu
re,” the conference includes an opening ceremony and sub-forums, said Xu, also vice president of the event’s executive committee.
More than 2,000 government officials and representatives of various circles from 47 Asia
n countries and other countries outside the region will attend the opening ceremony and forums, said Xu.
A grand Asian culture carnival, an Asian civilization week, and an Asian food festival will also be held during the event.
the latest film by leading Chinese auteur Wang Xiaoshuai, sets to examine changing times in modern China.
It is a family saga about parenthood, friendship, struggle and forg
iveness. Covering a large stretch of space and time, t
he story moves from the 1980s to the present, and from the North to the South of China.
Known for realism, Wang is no stranger to prominent international film festivals. This time,
his work scooped two Berlin Film Festival awards – Silver Bear for Best Actress and Best Actor.
On the occasion of So Long, My Son screening in Chinese cinemas, China Daily sp
oke with him about the film’s production, his life and his view on Chinese auteur film.
eries performed every year, authorities have also established a computerized supervision syst
em that covers the entire sector, including organ donation, retrieval, distribut
ion and transplant, so they are under the supervision of health authorities, she said.
Despite the increase in the number of donors, a shortage of organs is still seve
re in China, considering the number of patients in need of transplant surgeries.
Every year about 300,000 patients with terminal diseases need transplants in China, but
only about 20,000 surgeries can be done, according to Huang Jiefu, former-vice-minis
ter of health and now chairman of the China National Organ Donation and Transplantation Committee.
Chen Xinguo, director of the organ transplant center at Armed Police Force General Hospital, said th
at since people’s traditional beliefs are still a major obstacle to organ donations, more education is required.