Ruili opens first Burmese language cinema in China 1

China’s first cinema that shows films in Burmese opened in Ruili, Southwest China’s Yunnan province, on Saturday, according to a report in China Daily.

Named Bao Bo Hall in Chinese – transliterated from the word “brotherhood” in Burmese, the dedicated screening room is in a 1,500-square-meter new cinema built with an investment of 12 million yuan ($1.78 million).

Films to be shown in the hall will be dubbed and subtitled in Burmese.

A major border crossing between China and Myanmar, Ruili is now home to approximately 60,000 Burmese people, accounting for about one-third of its population.