Jury of 59th Berlinale Film Festival meet press
Jury members of the 59th Berlinale International Film Festival (L to R) U.S. star chef Alice Waters, Burkina Faso's movie director Gaston Kabore, German director Christoph Schlingensief, British actress Tilda Swinton, Swedish writer Henning Mankell, Spanish screenwriter and director Isabel Coixet and Hong Kong-born Chinese-American director Wayne Wang, attend a news conference in Berlin, capital of Germany, Feb. 5, 2009.
The film festival will be opened later Thursday in Berlin. Chinese director Chen Kaige's production "Forever Enthralled", depicting the life and career of renowned Chinese Beijing Opera artist Mei Lanfang, will compete with 17 other films for the Golden Bear of the best picture. [Xinhua]
FM: China-Africa cooperation not confined to energy
Chinese President Hu Jintao will be discussing a wide range of cooperation issues on his tour of Africa and Saudi Arabia this month -- not just energy and resources, Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Zhai Jun stressed Thursday.