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Past masters

2020-10-19 07:12:33

In just 100 minutes, the audience can appreciate the 8,000-year-long history of Tianshui, Gansu province, thanks to a three-act immersive show, which also offers the glimpses of Fu Hsi Culture, Dadiwan Primal Tribe Culture and the culture of the Maiji Mountain Grottoes.

Opera gala opens to wide applause

2020-10-17 10:28:41

A cultural feast demonstrates the whole diversity and development of traditional art.

Visually impaired artists offer a new vision

2020-10-16 10:26:32

To mark this year's World Sight Day, which is marked on the second Thursday of October every year, a series of events were held to call for more attention to the situation of people with vision impairment and blindness.

Beijing forum discusses protection of ethnic music

2020-10-14 09:55:17

From sharing ethnic songs and dances on short-length video apps to building online databases, more methods are being used to preserve and revive traditional folk music. This was one of the topics addressed at the Summit Forum on Chinese Ethnic Music, recently held in Beijing.

Symphony dedicated to 2020 premieres in Beijing

2020-10-13 08:29:23

When composer Zou Ye was approached by conductor Yu Long earlier this year to compose a piece on the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, Zou was excited but had nowhere to start.

10 young Chinese violinists to perform Beethoven sonatas in Beijing

2020-10-12 16:46:02

Ten young Chinese violinists will give three concerts featuring Beethoven's complete 10 sonatas in three concerts at the Poly Theater in Beijing from Monday to Wednesday.

International ceramic fair for China's porcelain capital

2020-10-12 13:17:46

The 2020 China Jingdezhen International Ceramic Fair will be held from Oct 18-22 in the city of Jingdezhen, a world-famous "ceramics capital" in East China's Jiangxi province as scheduled.

Beijing Music Festival commences with tribute to fight against COVID-19

2020-10-12 11:01:11

The 23rd Beijing Music Festival (BMF) kicked off Saturday, with an opening concert paying tribute to the fight against COVID-19.

What's on

2020-10-12 14:57:24

National Art Museum of China director Wu Weishan has spent more than 30 years sculpting preeminent figures from Chinese history.

Sequel to Thunderstorm set to strike audiences

2020-10-10 09:56:42

The play will tour China to mark the 110th anniversary of the birth of playwright Cao Yu.

Global orchestra performs from home amid outbreak

2020-10-10 09:55:57

Every year, overseas musicians return to China to perform as the Global Chinese Orchestra with musicians based here. However, this year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the annual event has been moved online with overseas musicians sharing performances made from their homes.

Sculpture exhibition stages sixth edition

2020-10-09 07:44:56

New sculptures from 10 countries have joined the display at Jing'an Sculpture Park, though most of the overseas artists did not manage to turn up at the sixth installment of the Shanghai Jing'an International Sculpture Project exhibition which kicked off on Sept 26.

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The 15th Chinese Film Festival in Bangkok and the 2020 China-Thailand Film Exchange Week opens at the China Cultural Center in Bangkok on Oct 25, 2020. [Photo provided to Chinaculture.org]

On Oct 25, the opening ceremony of the 15th Chinese Film Festival in Bangkok and the 2020 China-Thailand Film Exchange Week was held at the China Cultural Center in Bangkok. The event was hosted by the China Cultural Center in Bangkok and received strong support from the Chinese Embassy in Thailand and the Thai Ministry of Culture.

The COVID-19 pandemic doesn't impede the enthusiasm for cultural exchange between China and Thailand. This film festival uses live broadcast to present the opening ceremony and host the "China-Thailand Film Exchange and Cooperation Online Seminar". During the film festival, audiences can use the online platform of the China Cultural Center in Bangkok to watch films online, which greatly increases the global reach of the festival.

Gu Hongxing, director of the China Cultural Center in Bangkok and China Tourism Office in Bangkok, speaks at the opening ceremony. [Photo provided to Chinaculture.org]

Gu Hongxing, director of Bangkok's China Cultural Center and China Tourism Office, said film can not only introduce one's national culture, but also reflect unique social landscapes. Film has become an important part of cultural exchange between countries and enhance mutual understanding among people around the world.


Yang Xin, Chargé d'affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Thailand, speaks at the opening ceremony. [Photo provided to Chinaculture.org]

Yang Xin, Chargé d'affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Thailand, said since the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Thailand 45 years ago, the mutual trust between the two countries has continued to deepen, economic and trade cooperation has expanded, cultural exchanges have become closer, and all-around cooperation has achieved fruitful results. Both China and Thailand have a vast film market. As a traditional project of cultural exchanges between China and Thailand, the Bangkok Chinese Film Festival has laid a solid foundation for film cooperation between the two countries for 15 years and will add new drive to the promotion of cultural exchanges and cooperation between China and Thailand.

Itthiphol Kunplome, Thailand's minister of culture, speaks at the opening ceremony. [Photo provided to Chinaculture.org]

Thailand's Minister of Culture Itthiphol Kunplome said in his speech the governments and people of Thailand and China have been in constant exchange. Cooperation in various fields has developed steadily, and the film festival is another important event to further promote cultural exchanges between the two countries. The people of the two countries can promote their understanding of the cultures of both sides through films, and promote friendly relations and cooperation in other perspectives.

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