Future historians of Chinese animation may remember 2015 as a banner year for Chinese animations with the release of more than twenty feature-length and countless short animated films. Major feature length titles include Amazing Pleasant Goat 羊年喜羊羊, the big screen adaptation of the hit television series Pleasant Goat and Big Bad Wolf 喜羊羊与灰太狼; the dystopian sci-fi epic 10,000 Years Later 一万年以后; and Teenage Mao Zedong 少年毛泽东.
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On 1 June 2015, Beijing rolled out a new, strict anti-smoking law that placed a ban on smoking in public, including restaurants, offices, and public transport. The regulation also forbids tobacco advertisements and the selling of cigarettes within one hundred metres of primary schools and kindergartens.
In 2015, Tu Youyou 屠呦呦 became the first Chinese citizen to receive a Nobel Prize in medicine for her contributions to discovering the antimalarial drug artemisinin 青蒿素. She shared the prize with William C. Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura for their work in finding a novel therapy against roundworm parasites.