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Southern China now on your television set

Under the supervision of Cambodia’s Ministry for Information, the state-run Cambodia’s National Television (TVK) and China’s state-run Guangxi Television Station launched a new joint initiative to disseminate information about the southern Chinese province.

The joint Showcase Week will include the screening of six documentaries about life in Guangxi and Cambodia-Guangxi relations, Zhou Wenli, the general director of Guangxi TV said at the launch.

The TV program series will focus on the development of economics, society, culture and tourism in the Chinese province that borders Vietnam, Zhou said.

“Through this programming, we expect that the solidarity of both countries’ government and people will be stronger and closer,” he said.

The two state-run television stations have a long-standing relationship and co-operated in 2004 to advertise the China-ASEAN exhibition in Guangxi.

Shen Beihai, the minister of propaganda in Guangxi, said that during that period of cooperation, there had been an exchange of programs between the two broadcasters and that the Cambodian program Sovan Bopha (Golden Girl) had been a hit with Chinese viewers.

“Many pretty female artists, like Sovan Bopha, were invited to perform in China to perform shows to show off Cambodia’s arts,” Beihai said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Khouth Sophak Chakrya at sophakchakrya.khouth@phnompenhpost.com

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