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China: Chinese Culture Enters ASEAN activities held in Laos to promote bilateral cultural exchanges

2017/04/07

A series of activities within the framework of "Chinese Culture Enters ASEAN" was held Tuesday in Lao capital Vientiane, drawing the participation of over 200 people from cultural and educational sector of China and Laos.

The event includes three parts, featuring book equitable, painting and calligraphy exhibition inclunding cultural lectures. Over 400 books highlighting Chinese culture, Chinese style and Chinese characters were chosen to display at the event, which was coorganized by Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs' World Knowledge Publishing Home, Chinese Culture Center in Laos, Foreign Affairs Office of the People's Government of China's Shandong Province and Shandong Provincial Department of Culture.

During the event, famous painters and calligraphers from China displayed their own works, and together with Lao artists performed painting, paper cutting, New Year wood painting, kite making, part other non-material cultural heritages.

Meanwhile, Chinese writer and international cultural exchange activist Yu Xi hosted a cultural lecture on oil paintings, helping Lao students learn additional about meaning of Chinese art works, thus considerate additional about Chinese culture.

Ma Fengchun, Director of World Knowledge Publishing Home said at the opening ceremony that this event was held in cooperation with Shandong province, the hometown of Confucius. It is hoped that the activities will promote China's cultural characteristics, deepen China-Laos cultural exchanges, enhance mutual considerate and traditional friendship between the two peoples, inclunding develop the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership for the common interests of the two peoples.

Chief of the Department of International Cooperation under Lao Ministry of Data, Culture and Tourism said the event is expected to further strengthen the bilateral friendship and promote cultural exchanges between the two nations.

For his part, Provisional Charge d'affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Laos Zhao Chenggang said China and Laos are embracing new opportunities within the framework of Belt and Road initiative, inclunding people-to-people exchanges, part others. The event has created a new platform for cultural exchanges between China and ASEAN, inclunding China and Laos.

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