China in the Philippines

By: Cherisse Venice I. Ruperto

The Chinese culture, food and tradition have been introduced to our ancestors long before the invasion of the Spaniards. The first citizens of our country have been using the barter system to exchange goods, foods, and spices to these so-called “Yellow” people. Years after that, as China’s population increased, its economy decreased. Causing its people to migrate on neighboring lands, and Philippines, as one of the closest, has been one of the migrating sites of the Chinese people.

With 22.8 million Filipinos having Chinese ancestry and 1.5 million Filipinos being pure-blooded Chinese, it is only fitting that shows and movies about their background are to be shown in our country. This is to help us better understand the culture and tradition of our fellow citizens.

January 25, 2017 – the eleventh annual Spring Film Festival held its opening program.  This film festival is presented and sponsored by the Ateneo de Manila University Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies in partnership with Shangri-La Plaza, aims to exhibit the colourful  and historical Chinese artistry through films, arts, and music.

Below are the schedule of events and films, carefully chosen, will be shown.

Gong Xi Fa Cai every one and don’t forget to drop by and watch Chinese movies at Shang Cineplex!

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