Opening Ceremony of Chinese Characters Exhibition and Launching of World Tour Held
Jointly sponsored by the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC), the Henan Provincial People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, the Anyang Municipal People’s Government, and the National Museum of Chinese Characters, the opening ceremony of Chinese Characters Exhibition in Beijing and launching of world tour was held on August 13, 2013, at the Capital Museum. The CPAFFC President Li Xiaolin, Vice President Xie Yuan, heads of relevant departments of Henan provincial government and Anyang municipal government, representatives from cultural and academic circles, ambassadors of Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Mauritius, Peru, and Uzbekistan, as well as diplomats from embassies of the U.S., Canada, France, ROK, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Nepal, totaling about 100 people, attended the event. Vice President Xie Yuan delivered a speech. President Li Xiaolin declared the opening of the exhibition after which she joined the ribbon cutting with guests, and visited the exhibition with ambassadors foreign diplomats.
The Chinese Characters Exhibition aims to present a full view of the long history of Chinese characters, with comprehensive documents, photos and replicas of prescious historic relics. The exhibition provides multiple perspectives to understand the origin, the evolvement, and the spread of Chinese characters and the unique art based on it. It is expected that various cultural and art exchanges will be carried out with all different countries alongside the tour of exhibition, so as to introduce the traditional and vigourous Chinese culture to the world.
On the occasion, Director General of the Cultural Exchange Departmeng of the CPAFFC Mr. Ma Xiaoming and Councilor of the Embassy of Uzbekistan Mr. Asadov Botirjon signed the letter of intent on exhibition cooperation. The Chinese Characters Exhibtion will go to Canada, Uzbekistan and Nepal by the end of this year, and a series of cultural exchange events including academic seminars will be held during the exhibition.