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Chinese movie earns accolade at Abuja film festival

A top Chinese box office movie Monster Hunt was a double winner at the grand finale of the 13th Annual Abuja International Film Festival which ended on Friday at the Nigerian capital.

Monster Hunt, produced last year, won two highly coveted prizes, namely the "Outstanding Film In Animation" and "Golden Jury Award" at the closing gala of the festival.

The Chinese film, which was screened at the festival, evoked a thunderous applause from the international filmmakers and audience when it was mentioned twice as the best in the two aforementioned categories.

China launched a website to live broadcast court trials 2016

China officially launched a website to live broadcast court trials Tuesday in the latest move to increase judicial transparency.
The live trials will be used to cover various cases and better safeguard people's rights to know and to supervise, said Zhou Qiang, head of China's Supreme People's Court, at the launch ceremony.
The website, tingshen.court.gov.cn, is China's fourth online platform for publicizing court information, following three websites for disclosing trial procedures, judgement documents and the enforcement of court decisions.

Tianjin mayor faces corruption probe

Huang Xingguo, mayor of Tianjin and a member of 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, has been placed under investigation on suspicion of corruption, bringing the number of committee members investigated or convicted to 10.

Huang, 61, was said to have "seriously violated Party discipline", a phrase that often refers to corruption, according to a statement from the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, China's top anti-graft watchdog, on Saturday.