French Riviera honors actor Liu Ye

The French Riviera has named Chinese actor Liu Ye as it "ambassador", aiming to encourage more Chinese holidaymakers to tour the South of France.

Appearing along with Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis and Jackie Chan at the event, Liu Ye first shot to fame for his excellent performance in the low-budget film 'Postmen in the Mountains'.

France received more than two million Chinese visitors last year, with around 90-thousand travelling to the Riviera, a 50 percent increase.

"The Telegraph" reports local officials hope through this kind of campaign, the figure can be boosted to 200-thousand a year by 2020.

The 38-year-old actor married a Frenchwoman from Nice in 2009, which makes him a living embodiment of China's good relationship with France.

The veteran actor was honored "Chevalier" medals in the Order of Arts and Letters, an honor handed out by the French government, in 2013.

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