Zhang started her film career in 1979 in the marketing department of Beijing Film Studio. Several years later, she entered CFCC, starting overseas film co-production. Zhang has been general manager of CFCC since 2007 and has been responsible for the global distribution of over 300 Chinese and co-produced movies, including Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; CJ7; and King of Beggars. In addition, she has been in charge of managing and coordinating China's film co-production with other countries in movies such as Looper and The Crossing.
The Gillo Pontecorvo Award, established in 2002 by late Italian film director Gillo Pontecorvo, is designed to encourage outstanding moviemakers around the world.
Zhu Chengshan, Curator of the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall, has pledged to promote information about the massacre with the publication of an encyclopedia detailing the atrocities committed by Japanese troops. The first volume of the four-volume encyclopedia, which Zhu edited, was released on December 7, six days ahead of China's first National Memorial Day for Nanjing Massacre Victims.
Japanese troops engaged in a massacre that lasted six weeks after occupying Nanjing on December 13, 1937, killing more than 300,000 Chinese people. Right-wing politicians in Japan, however, have attempted to whitewash or deny this slaughter.
Zhu, born in Nanjing in 1954, has been studying the history of China-Japan relations, particularly the Nanjing Massacre, over the past few decades. He said that the Japanese right wing's reluctance to do justice to history has prompted researchers to pay more attention to international cooperation.
"As a developing country, China will try its best to cooperate with other developing nations to actively tackle climate change."
Xie Zhenhua, China's top climate official, announcing China will present its post-2020 goals for coping with climate change ahead of schedule at a forum on December 8 during the UN Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru
"Developed countries should not only rise to their historical responsibility to reduce emissions in line with their own capabilities, but also should be committed to providing necessary funding and technological support to developing countries."
Huan Qingzhi, a professor at Peking University, talking about emission reduction recently
"Faced with the facts, every time I have read the indictment, I have asked myself, 'Is this me? How did I end up like this?"
Liu Tienan, former deputy head of the National Development and Reform Commission and former head of the National Energy Administration, speaking in court on December 10 after being sentenced to life imprisonment for bribery
"It's extremely irresponsible and a groundless accusation to accuse China of grabbing resources and markets in Africa."
Liu Junfeng, Deputy Director General of the Department of Foreign Assistance of the Ministry of Commerce, stressing that China provides aid to Africans to help them realize poverty relief and attain faster growth