Chinese Culture Tour of Foreign Diplomats and Experts in China Held in Hubei
A delegation of foreign diplomats and experts in China headed by Ambassador of Timor-Leste H.E. Ms. Vicky Fun Ha Tchong visited China’s Hubei province from May 17th to 21st, on Chinese Culture Tour organized by the CPAFFC. The 11-member delegation consists of foreign experts and cultural officials from 10 embassies including Myanmar, the Maldives, Republic of Korea, Russia, Ecuado, and Pakistan.
In Hubei, the delegation was invited to the 9th Central China Investment and Trade Expo and the International Forum on “Belt and Road Initiative” Cooperation among the Six Central China Provinces, and accompanied by heads of the Hubei provincial foreign affairs office, met with Yang Chenqing, Director General of the Publicity Department of CPC Committee of Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, and Liu Jianxin, Deputy Mayor of Yichang. They also went to the Hubei Institute of Fine Arts with its art museum, cultural creative company and art research department, and had an in-depth discussion with students and professors there. In cities of Enshi and Yichang, representatives of cultural and foreign affairs departments held talks with the delegation on issues of promoting international folk art exchanges. During the culture tour, the delegation visited Donghu New Technology Development Park, “Made in Hanyang” Cultural Industry Innovation Park, Qintai Theatre, Enshi Tujia Folk Culture Park, Hubei Provincial Museum, and Yichang Museum, etc..
The delegation members said, the tour provided a great experience for them to know about not only the history and culture of Hubei, but also the recent progress and development of local cultural creative industry. They would continue to promote future interactions and cooperations in culture and all other related areas, between their countries and Hubei and other Chinese provinces.
The activity is known as part of the project series, the 2015 Chinese Culture Tour designed for foreign diplomats and experts in China, and aims to strengthen relations with cultural offices of foreign embassies and deepen the cooperation with local governments in international cultural exchanges.