Recently, China opened a cinema on Yongxing Island which is situated in the South China sea. The motive behind this is to keep people and soldiers entertained. As the conflict between the Islands is heating up, they opened the cinema to establish their supremacy and authority over the area.
Representational Image of Cinema. BCCL
According to reports, more than 200 soldiers and residents were to watch Chinese movie, ‘The Eternity of Jiao Yulu’, on Saturday at the Sansha Yinlong Cinema, located in Sansha municipality, China’s newest city in the South China Sea.
Gu Xiaojing, general manager of Hainan Media Croup said,
The cinema will show at least one film every day, so residents and soldiers on Yongxing Island can enjoy films simultaneously with moviegoers across the country.
Aerial view of Yongxing Island in South China Sea. Indianexpress.com
As Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan have counter claims over the South China Sea, thus, rapid progress is being done by China to keep a step ahead by developing and stabilizing the population.
China is expanding facilities in the islands under its jurisdiction and encouraging the population to settle in the disputed area. Beijing also built artificial islands, some with facilities for armed force as well as airstrip, reinforcing its control over the area.
The theater is an ordinary one but is equipped with advanced projection technology. It includes the latest 4K digital projectors as well as a 3D perforated screen for viewers to enjoy the movie on big screen, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
Chen Zijian, the general manager of Hainan Film Company, which operates the cinema, said they have also purchased two mobile projection units and plan to screen films for free on more islands within the municipality to meet the demands of residents.
Sansha Yinlong Cinema. Shanghaidaily.com
Sansha municipality which was set up in 2012, opened this cinema under its jurisdiction. It is a part of a plan to establish community services by local cultural authorities.
In April 2016, Sansha opened its first public library which also has a stadium. It is working towards the betterment of the citizens by organizing and engaging them in various cultural activities.