Tourism and cultural exhibition on China's Guangxi kicks off in Malta

Updated: 2019-06-20 10:02

A view of Yangshuo in Guilin city, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. [Photo by Bian Zhiwu/provided to]

A tourism and cultural exhibition on China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region kicked off here on Wednesday under the theme 'Beautiful China Splendid Guangxi'.

The event features photos, singing and dancing performances, authentic ethnic minority crafts, and models of vehicles manufactured in Guangxi.

The exhibition is expected to promote cultural and tourism resources of Guangxi through art performances with ethnic characteristics, exhibitions of intangible cultural heritage products and pictures of culture and tourism in Guangxi, and deepen bilateral understanding exchanges, according to Li Bin, vice chairman of the government of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, at the opening ceremony.

Guangxi will hold a series of cultural activities in Malta this year, he added.

Arts Council Malta Chairman Albert Marshell said the event "seeks to strengthen people-to-people bonds, induce more Maltese to visit China for cultural, recreational, educational or eco-motivated tourism, as well as offer an incentive for lucrative win-win professional and commercial developments."

Chinese Ambassador to Malta Jiang Jiang said: "I look forward to seeing closer exchanges and cooperation between Malta and Guangxi, which constitutes an important part of our Belt and Road cooperation and common development."

The event, which will last till June 30, is jointly organized by the China Cultural Center in Malta and the Department of Culture and Tourism of Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.