BEIJING, Jan 23 (APP)::The increased interaction between the citizens of China and Pakistan in the areas of culture, media,
sports, and tourism will further strengthen the bonds of China-Pakistan friendship.
The exchange of films and television will enable the people of both countries to understand each
other’s culture and values, according to an article published by China Daily on Wednesday.
China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), being a flagship project of BRI, has been successful
in bringing the people of two countries closer. Though China and Pakistan have maintained a stable
relationship for almost 70 years, somehow this relationship was only limited to diplomatic exchanges.
Thanks to CPEC, the nature of exchanges between China and Pakistan has changed and
people-to-people ties have become stronger. Now it is overwhelming to see the influence of
CPEC on cultural exchanges between the two countries.
With the release of first Pakistani movie “The Legend of Maula Jatt” in China, the
China-Pakistan friendship is set to reach a new height. Some Chinese friends told that
they can’t wait to watch the first Pakistani film in Chinese cinemas.
Both film and television are important elements of culture. Films and television are carriers of
culture; it is the power of the audio and visuals in films and television that people feel themselves
a part of the story. The narratives and characters in the films become a part of their lives.
Films and television provide a gateway to people to step into other cultures in order to develop
a better understanding.Films and TV industry has drastically changed the societies of the world and
we cannot ignore its importance. In today’s modern society, the media industry has become a big
part of our lives. It does not only inform, educate and entertain but it also shapes our lives.
No one can undermine the importance of entertainment programs. They are widely popular and
they are a powerful source of preserving and promoting local culture.
Entertainment industry plays an important role in bringing the people together. Cinema breaks
all discriminatory barriers by offering a common platform to all. Cinema has the power to bring people,
cultures and even nations closer.
China and Pakistan have realized the importance of the entertainment industry to strengthen
cultural ties; in the near future, films and television exchange will make the bond between the two
nations even stronger.
There had been some influence of China-Pakistan friendship on the entertainment industry in
the past years, especially after the launch of CPEC. Pakistani movie “Chalay Thay Saath” with a
Chinese actor in the lead role, a food advertisement with a Chinese couple and the broadcast of
Beijing Youth (A Chinese TV series) on Pakistan Television (PTV) are some prominent examples.
Looking at the current situation, one can tell that the future will see many such exchanges
between the two nations.