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BEIJING, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- In the latest sci-fi blockbuster "The Martian," China plays a critical role in aiding an American astronaut who becomes stranded on Mars. Were it to happen in real life, the film's producer Simon Kinberg is confident China would act in the same way.
"I'm very optimistic about it. A passage in the original novel says that the 'fundamental human nature is good.'"
"That's the reason why (in the movie) China, Europe and America would come together to save one person stranded hundreds of millions of miles away," he said in an exclusive interview with Xinhua.
"The Martian" hits theaters in China on Wednesday. It stands out for its optimism and humor Rashaan Evans Jersey
, as most science fiction movies tend to explore darker themes.
"Science fiction movies tend to be edgier, more distopic and cynical about the world. There's nothing wrong with it. But 'The Martian' as a book and then as a movie stands out, because of that intelligent optimism and that sort of humanity," Kinberg said.
Unlike movies that rely on CGI (computer-generated imaginery) and are shot in front of a green screen, filming for "The Martian" was done on an actual set, which included a detailed replica of a spacecraft. Director Ridley Scott elected to shoot the Mars scenes in Jordan's Wadi Rum area Delanie Walker Jersey
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"It was very important for Ridley to feel real. So he did something that's almost radical and revolutionary, which is to shoot Mars in the desert of Jordan," Kinberg said.
Kinberg said performing in front of a green screen and letting the computer fill in the blanks wouldn't have felt as immersive.
"It wouldn't have felt like you were being dragged into that world."
Kinberg's other projects include three of the "X-Men" films, including "X-Men: Apocalypse," which is slated for release next year. He said he sees the possibility of more Chinese roles in the future of the franchise.
"There're a lot of characters in the X-men universe that are Chinese or Chinese American characters. As we continue to tell more stories and expand the universe of the X-men, I'm sure there'll be more Chinese characters Marcus Mariota Jersey
," he said, adding that such casting decisions would be done solely from the standpoint of what is best for the story.
One of the X-Men films -- "Days of Future Past" -- stars Chinese actress Fan Bingbing. Fan plays Blink, a mutant who can create portals that allows her to teleport herself or others.
The last two X-Men films were shot in Montreal, but Kinberg said he's open to the possibility of shooting some scenes in China in the future.
"It's absolutely possible. if there was a storyline that will take the story through China, it will be great," he said.
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BRUSSELS, June 2 (Xinhua) -- The executive body of the European Union (EU) Thursday presented a guidance aimed at supporting consumers, businesses and public authorities to engage confidently in the collaborative economy.
""These new business models can make an important contribution to jobs and growth in the European Union (EU), if encouraged and developed in a responsible manner,"" the European Commission said in a statement.
The collaborative economy is growing rapidly in the bloc in recent years. However, as it takes root in the EU Derrick Henry Titans Jersey
, national and local authorities are responding with a patchwork of different regulatory actions.
The European Commission concerned that this fragmented approach to new business models may create uncertainty for traditional operators, new services providers and consumers alike and may hamper innovation, job creation and growth.
""A competitive European economy requires innovation, be it in the area of products or services."" Vice-President of European Commission, said Jyrki Katainen, responsible for Jobs Jack Conklin Titans Jersey
, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness.
""Our role is to encourage a regulatory environment that allows new business models to develop while protecting consumers and ensuring fair taxation and employment conditions,"" he added.
The Communication ""A European agenda for the collaborative economy"" provides guidance on how existing EU law should be applied to this dynamic and fast evolving sector, clarifying key issues faced by market operators and public authorities alike, the statement said.
The EU said that, intermediary platforms Jonnu Smith Titans Jersey
, such as Uber or Airbnb, should not be subject to authorizations or licenses. Service providers should only be obliged to obtain business authorizations or licenses where strictly necessary to meet relevant public interest objectives.
""Absolute bans of an activity should only be a measure of last resort,"" the Communication stated.
Meanwhile, the EU said collaborative platforms can be exempted from being held liable for information they store on behalf of those offering a service. But the platforms should not be exempted from liability for any services they themselves offer, such as payment services.
The EU stressed that, collaborative economy service providers and platforms have to pay taxes Taywan Taylor Titans Jersey
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""Today we are providing legal guidance for public authorities and market operators for the balanced and sustainable development of these new business models. We invite member states to review their regulation in the light of this guidance and stand ready to support them in this process,"" said EU Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska, responsible for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs.
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