VIENTIANE, July 19 (Xinhua) -- The popular Chinese TV series "A Dream of Red Mansions" is now being dubbed in the Lao language for broadcast on Lao National Television in November.
A workshop on translating and dubbing the series into Lao language was held in northern Lao province of Luang Prabang on Sunday.
It was supervised by authorities from China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and hosted by Lao National Television and Radio, and Guangxi Radio and Television Information Network Corp Ltd.
A committee is currently translating the series into Lao and the dubbing will start in September.
When the dubbing is completed, the committee plans to start broadcasting the series on Lao National Television Channel at the beginning of November.
Local daily Vientiane Times on Friday quoted Director General of Lao National Television, Bounchao Phichit as saying, "The Lao and Chinese people have been neighbors and had a similar culture for a long time."
"Chinese historical series have been popular among Lao people. I'm sure 'A Dream of Red Mansions' will also be popular when it's broadcast here," he added.