Ruili opens first Burmese language cinema in China

15 April 2019
Ruili opens first Burmese language cinema in China

China's first cinema that shows films in Burmese opened in Ruili, Southwest China's Yunnan province, on Saturday, according to a report in China Daily.

Named Bao Bo Hall in Chinese – transliterated from the word "brotherhood" in Burmese, the dedicated screening room is in a 1,500-square-meter new cinema built with an investment of 12 million yuan ($1.78 million).

Films to be shown in the hall will be dubbed and subtitled in Burmese.

A major border crossing between China and Myanmar, Ruili is now home to approximately 60,000 Burmese people, accounting for about one-third of its population.