Chinese Culture Tour of ASEAN Diplomats in China Held in Yunnan
A delegation of ASEAN Diplomats in China headed by Vietnamese Ambassador H.E. Mr. Nguyen Van Tho and Philippine Ambassador H.E. Ms. Erlinda F. Basilio visited China’s southwest Yunnan Province from December 3th to 6th, on Chinese Culture Tour organized by the CPAFFC.
The 9 diplomatic envoys of the delegation included ambassadors and cultural officials of the embassies of Vietnam, the Philippines, Myanmar, Laos, Indonesia and Malaysia.Mr Gao Feng, Deputy Governor of the People’s Government of Yunnan Province, and Ms Li Jianying, Vice Mayor of the Lijiang Municipal Government respectively met with them.
The members of the delegation visited Yunnan Minzu University, where they interacted with the teachers, local and international students from the departments of Southeastern Asian languages. They had discussions on culture with the officials of the Cultural Department of Yunnan Province, and representatives of local cultural and art enterprises and groups.
They visited cultural industry parks including Yunnan Ziyunqingniao Cultural Expo Park and Kunming National Advertising Park, museums including Yunnan Nationalities Museum and Dongba Culture Museum, and Yunan Nationalities Village. Members also watched a folk dance drama Dynamic Yunnan featuring vivid peacock dance.
The diplomats said that the tour helped them to have a deeper understanding of the cultural achievements Yunnan has made. They would work to promote the cultural exchanges and cooperation between countries of ASEAN and Southeast Asia and Yunnan and other Chinese provinces.
The activity is listed as a project of the 2014 China-ASEAN Cultural Exchange Year. With Yunnan as its first stop, the China Cultural Tour will be carried out in other provinces of China next year.