Under the “China Theater” agreement, Dubai based China Arab TV (CATV) will broadcast popular Chinese TV shows dubbed in Arabic.
The agreement will see popular Chinese TV series including Ode to Joy, Beijing Youth and Jin Tailang’s Happy Life, dubbed in Arabic by the China Media Group, and broadcast on Dubai-based CATV. The TV channel caters to an expat population of around 300,000 Chinese nationals in the UAE, while over 4,000 Chinese businesses operate in the country.
“China Theatre” is a broadcasting brand created by China’s Central Radio and Television Station that works with national TV networks or mainstream media in overseas countries, to broadcast popular Chinese TV series and movies dubbed in foreign languages at fixed times in those countries.
Media representatives from China and the UAE were invited to the agreement signing ceremony, and the high profile event was attended by Li Lingbing, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Dubai, Sun Yusheng, Vice President of China Central Television (CCTV), Ossama Taleb Morra, CATV Senior Consultant.
Also present were Wang Xiaohui, Deputy Head of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee and Executive Vice Director of the Policy Research Office of CPC Central Committee and Ollier Kafaya, Head of the China Film Bureau and Senior Media Advisor.
Consul General Li said that the screening of popular Chinese films and TV series in Dubai will help foster mutual understanding of each other's culture and deepen bilateral friendship. China is looking to deepen a mutually beneficial cooperation with Arab countries and create a better future with countries along the ancient Silk Road, she added.
Sun Yusheng commented: “China-UAE strategic partnership is deepening. The media from China and the UAE cooperated to launch China Theatre and broadcast popular Chinese films and TV series dubbed in Arabic. This move meets the demand of the era and plays a positive role in deepening the mutual understanding and communication of the two people.”