Weekly snapshot of Chinese cultural news

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BEIJING, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- The following are highlights of China's major cultural news from the past week:

-- Beijing film festival to open in August

The 10th Beijing International Film Festival is set to run from Aug. 22 to 29 as the COVID-19 epidemic has eased in most parts of China and movie theaters are gradually reopening in the country's low-risk areas.

An online movie screening event had been held from May 1 to 5. Featuring 32 films, the screenings opened with the Oscar-winning film "Marriage Story" and closed with the drama "Bombshell."

The film festival was originally scheduled for April but postponed due to the epidemic.

-- Palace Museum welcomes more visitors

China's Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, further raised the cap of daily visitors to 12,000 from Tuesday.

Visitors still need to make online reservation, have their body temperature checked before entering, wear face masks and practice social distancing while visiting the exhibition halls, according to a notice issued by the museum.

The museum was closed on January 25 to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. It partially reopened with a daily cap of 5,000 visitors on May 1 and raised the visitor limit to 8,000 on May 12.

-- China International Chorus Festival to open in September

The 15th China International Chorus Festival (CICF) is scheduled to take place from Sept. 28 to Oct. 31 in Beijing.

The festival will be held mainly online, with events including a livestream broadcast of the opening ceremony, seminars, evaluation of Chinese choirs and online showcases of high-level choirs from overseas.

The festival this year also highlights the role of choral music in public welfare and poverty relief, with renowned choral teachers sharing their experience with choirs in impoverished areas via both online and offline methods. Enditem

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