|Chinese actor Yu Rongguang (C) speaks during a ceremony to screen the first China-Myanmar jointly-shot TV series film "The Legend of Music" in Yangon, Myanmar, April 3, 2014. (Xinhua/U Aung)
YANGON, April 3 (Xinhua) -- A ceremony to screen the first China-Myanmar jointly-shot TV series "The Legend of Music" took place here Thursday .
The event was attended by U Paik Htway, Myanmar deputy minister of Information, Cui Yuying, vice minister of the Information Office of the State Council of China, Yang Houlan, Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar, and Zhao Jin, member of Standing Committee of the Chinese Communist Party of Yunnan Province and head of Information Department of the province.
Speaking at the ceremony, Zhao expressed appreciation over the efforts of joint shooting and production of the TV series involving artists of both sides.
He learnt that Chinese audiences were moved and responded on their websites for the artists' role played in the film when the TV series was first aired by Chinese TV on different channels.
"The Legend of Music" has opened a new chapter of cultural exchange and cooperation between China and Myanmar, witnessing the friendship between the two peoples, he said.
He hoped that such exchange and cooperation in the cultural sector would continue and expand and enhance the mutual understanding between the two peoples so as to inherit such China- Myanmar friendship generation by generation.
On the occasion, U Paik Htway also hoped that the joint shooting of the TV series provides exchange and friendship to the two countries.
He believed that following the premiere of the TV series, which promotes the two countries' friendly exchange through the strength of music, the long-standing China-Myanmar paukphaw fraternal friendship would be better and better.
The TV series will be broadcast on Myanmar's Sky Net TV among others on April 14 supplied by China.
In the Chinese Tang Dynasty, over 1200 years ago, a royal prince of Myanmar's Pyu dynasty led a musical troupe and traveled thousands of kilometers of historic journey to then Chinese Tang dynasty's capital of Chang An to give their artistic performance.
Then Chinese noted poet Bai Juyi wrote a poem in praise of the ancient cultural link.
The film show of the Chinese TV series in Myanmar has indicated that the two countries' cooperation in the sector has reached a new level.
The premiere of the TV series is part of "Experience China" - Myanmar Tour, which has been underway for the past several days.