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China – Greece: A Glamorous Romance
Tourism cooperation was at the top of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’ agenda during his five-day visit in China, aspiring to boost the number of Chinese visiting Greece.
In Beijing, Samaras attended the premiere of the 3-episode documentary by Chinese channel CCTV Glamorous Greece and expressed hope that the documentary would enhance understanding and communication between the two peoples. The CCTV documentary, filmed exclusively in Greece in collaboration with Greece's Public Broadcasting Corporation (ERT), is a tribute to ancient as well as modern Greek civilization. According to its director Xu Xiaohui , it aspires to acquaint the Chinese audience with Greece as something more than a tourist destination, focusing also on the Greek way of life.
Meanwhile, Santorini and Athens will provide the perfect scenery for a romantic film Beijing Love Story, an all-star film produced by Wanda Films that will premiere in China on Valentine’s Day, on February 2014.
The agreement was sealed by Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni, during the official visit in Beijing, and shootings are to begin in July. The country’s name and the National Tourism Organisation’s logo will appear at the film’s promo campaign and it is estimated that across China, more than 214 million viewers will watch it.
Furthermore, the film will be screened at international film festivals in Cannes, Venice and Tokyo and promo videos of Greece will feature at its opening premiere in 2014.
Source: Greek News Agenda