Weekly snapshot of Chinese culture news

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BEIJING, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- The following are the highlights of China's key cultural news from the past week:

-- China's book market continues to grow in H1

China's book market continued to expand in the first half of this year, up nearly 11 percent year on year.

Online book sales surged by more than 24 percent from the previous year, while sales at brick-and-mortar stores dropped by nearly 12 percent.

-- Over 180,000 relics excavated from ancient merchant wreck

Chinese archaeologists have found more than 180,000 relics from an ancient merchant ship from the Song Dynasty (960-1279), the State Administration of Cultural Heritage said.

The relics excavated from the shipwreck showcase the prosperous maritime trading scene in the Song Dynasty, and are significant to the research into the history of shipbuilding, ceramics, shipping and others in ancient China and the whole of the East and Southeast Asia.

-- Pearl Studio-co-produced "Abominable" set for October China screening

A Chinese-subtitled trailer has been released for "Abominable," an animated adventure film produced by DreamWorks Animation and Shanghai-headquartered Pearl Studio.

It tells of a teenage girl named Yi and a child-like Yeti that go on an epic journey from the streets of Shanghai to the snowy Himalayan grounds to reunite the magical creature with his family.

"Abominable" will be released worldwide starting in September 2019 and will hit theaters on the Chinese mainland on Oct. 1. Enditem

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