Weekly snapshot of Chinese culture news

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BEIJING, May 11 (Xinhua) -- The following are highlights of China's key cultural news from the past week:

-- China to promote tourism worldwide from May 15

China will hold a tourism and culture promotion event titled "China Tourism and Culture Week," with a series of activities taking place worldwide, from May 15 to June 30.

A total of 34 Chinese culture centers and 19 China national tourist offices in cities such as Madrid, Seoul and Copenhagen will hold over 200 promotion activities.

-- China announces plan for International Museum Day

China's National Cultural Heritage Administration on Sunday announced the events will be held to mark International Museum Day, which falls on May 18.

Hunan Museum in central China will host the main event as well as a special joint exhibition on the roots and spirit of the Chinese civilization.

Other museums across China will also launch special activities around the theme of "Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Tradition."

-- Chinese sci-fi blockbuster pulls out of theaters

"The Wandering Earth," an adaption of Liu Cixin's story of humans struggling to move Earth to a new home, officially pulled out of theaters on the Chinese mainland on May 6 after grossing more than 4.6 billion yuan (690 million U.S. dollars) in the 90 days since its Feb. 5 debut.

-- Cultural relics found in ancient tombs in Shaanxi

Chinese archeologists unearthed over 200 pieces of cultural relics from two ancient tombs in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province.

Items including pottery, bronze ware and jade ware were discovered during an excavation of the two tombs dating back to the Western Han Dynasty (202 B.C.-8 A.D.), from June to November last year.

-- Smart Cinema to further promote Chinese films across the world

The movie-streaming mobile app Smart Cinema will further promote Chinese movies around the world as it will expand its business to the United States, Canada, Latin America and other regions this year, according to a plan released Thursday.

Once fulfilled, the plan will have Chinese films screened overseas in five continents while increasing the overseas sales of the films.

-- Asian civilization exhibition kicks off in Beijing

The Asian Civilization Exhibition (Artworks), held by China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism, opened Friday at the National Art Museum of China, Beijing.

Titled "Shared Inspiration -- Asian Art Exhibition," the event will showcase 130 pieces of art created by 120 artists from 41 countries, including China, India, Japan and Pakistan. Enditem

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