Weekly culture snapshot of China

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BEIJING, March 9 (Xinhua) -- The following are highlights of China's key cultural news from the past week:

-- National Museum receives more than 8 mln visitors in 2018

The National Museum of China received a total of 8.61 million visitors during its 279 open days in 2018, a record high in the museum's history.

With a daily average of 30,860 visitors, the total number of visitors in 2018 grew by 6.8 percent compared with the previous year.

-- Fine collections to be exhibited as Forbidden City turns 600

Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, will stage a series of exhibitions featuring famous cultural relics as the former imperial compound turns 600 next year.

Shan Jixiang, the museum's curator, said Monday that the museum will exhibit some of its finest collections, including the famous painting "Riverside Scene at Qingming Festival," the masterpiece by artist Zhang Zeduan from the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127).

-- China stages series of domestic theatrical works

Ministry of Culture and Tourism launched a performance season of domestic theatrical works to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China this year.

A total of 20 fine domestic theatrical works are scheduled to be staged in Beijing from March 2 to 31, including traditional Chinese operas, musicals and symphonies.

-- NCPA to stage two operas by Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe

Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe will present two operas at the National Center for Performing Arts (NCPA) from March 15 to 16.

This is part of NCPA's 2nd Kunqu Opera Arts Week, which will run from March 1 to 16. Three top Kunqu theaters in China are scheduled to stage a total of four classic operas during this event.

-- Number of online music users in China hits 576 mln

The number of Chinese online music users hit 576 million as of December 2018, accounting for 69.5 percent of the country's total online population, according to a statistical report on China's internet development.

Close to 553 million enjoyed online music through mobile phones, up 8 percent from the previous year, said the report released by the China Internet Network Information Center.

--Latest Marvel film hit Chinese screens

"Captain Marvel," the latest film by Marvel Comics, hit Chinese screens Friday.

Captain Marvel, whose real name is Carol Danvers, is portrayed by Oscar winner Brie Larson. Enditem

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