Weekly snapshot of Chinese culture news

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BEIJING, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) -- The following are the highlights of China's key culture news from the past week:

-- Exhibition showcases China's art development

An art archives exhibition opened at the National Centre for the Performing Arts Tuesday, showcasing art development since the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC).

The exhibition shows the history and achievements of Chinese art during the past 70 years with over 1,000 items including the manuscript of the Yellow River Cantata and the performance video of late Chinese theater mogul Mei Lanfang.

-- Documentary film on BRI to hit screens

"Common Destiny," a documentary film featuring human stories inspired by the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), is set to hit the big screen on the Chinese mainland on Friday, according to the China Movie Data Information Network.

The film charts people from around the world who pursue their dreams as the BRI brings about opportunities. They are a 12-year-old Kenyan girl who manages to catch a train from Mombasa to Nairobi where she can find an art teacher, a boy from China's Xinjiang who harbors a basketball dream and works hard in hope of meeting his idol Yao Ming, and an elderly craftsman from Spain, who comes to China seeking the origin of paper-making.

-- 8th Beijing Int'l Art Biennale kicks off

The 8th Beijing International Art Biennale (BIAB) opened at the National Art Museum of China on Friday, showcasing 640 works by 595 artists from 113 countries.

The BIAB, with "a Colorful World and a Shared Future" as its theme, mainly exhibits paintings and sculptures, including 446 pieces by foreign artists and 194 pieces by Chinese artists. Enditem

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