Issue 124 | Jan-Mar 2021

China Film Festival 2020

A cultural showcase that coincided with the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Singapore and China.

Mr Bernard Toh, Director of NUS Alumni Relations, speaking to a scaled-down audience (in line with safe distancing measures within the auditorium), where he thanked the Embassy and the Singapore China Friendship Association for their partnership.
Jointly organised by the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China In the Republic of Singapore, the Singapore China Friendship Association, and NUS Alumni Relations, the China Film Festival returned for the 9th consecutive year to bring the best of Chinese films to NUS alumni. The festival was held from 10 to 13 November at Shaw Foundation Alumni House, albeit under strict safe management measures. 
Mr Que Xiaohua welcoming guests to the 9th China Film Festival on Opening Night.
Since the inception of the China Film Festival in 2012, the NUS community has had the opportunity to enjoy more than 30 acclaimed Chinese films at the Shaw Foundation Alumni House Auditorium, allowing them to get a better appreciation of Chinese culture through films. This year, another trio of films from a range of genres was added to the list – I Belonged to You, I Am Somebody, and The Great Wall. 

Invited guests to the Opening Night on 10 November were treated to a screening of Skiptrace, a production starring Jackie Chan that also brought together talents from both Hollywood and the Chinese film industry. In attendance for the special screening were Mr Que Xiaohua, Cultural Counsellor of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Republic of Singapore; Professor Phua Kok Khoo, President of the Singapore China Friendship Association; and Professor Tan Eng Chye (Science ’85), President of NUS. 
Prof Phua Kok Khoo addressing the audience.
2020 also marked 30 years of diplomatic relations between the People’s Republic of China and Singapore – a significant milestone in the friendship between the two countries. Stay tuned for the 10th China Film Festival, happening later this year! 
Although guests had to greet one another from a safe distance, attendees were excited to attend the in-person screening.
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