Chinese musicians have performed a New Year concert Listen to China in Madrid on the first leg of a tour of Spain on Jan 13.
The 2017 Happy Chinese New Year temple fair was held in Vientiane in Laos from Jan 14 to 15. The two-day event attracted some 4,000 visitors and about a hundred government officials and representatives from China and Laos attended the opening ceremony.
As a prelude to a series of celebratory events to welcome the upcoming lunar New Year, a special exhibition featuring Chinese paper-cut artworks is being staged in Valletta, the capital city and cultural hub of Malta.
In celebration of the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year and the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Kazakhstan, the 2017 Happy Chinese New Year concert was held in Almaty on Jan 12.
The first Chinese Books Center in Switzerland has opened at the University of Zurich. The center was built to make Chinese books more accessible to readers in Switzerland and help local people discover more about Chinese culture and developments.
The China Cultural Center in Benin has been recognized at the 8th Agogo International Dance Festival. Benin's tourism and culture minister Ange N'Koue presented the Special Contribution Award to the center at the festival's end on Tuesday, thanking the Chinese government for its contribution to the development of Benin's culture industry.
As part of global Happy Chinese New Year celebrations, photographers are encourage to show how other countries mark the event in the Just Share It - Happy Chinese New Year Photo Contest 2017.
Regardless of whether you are a professional or amateur, who you are or where you are from, you are welcome to submit photos of wonderful moments from Chinese New Year celebrations.
The photos must be taken outside of the Chinese mainland between Jan 1 and Feb 28, 2017. The entries will be scored and all the winners will be awarded prize money.
The first Chinese Culture Talk on the Silk Road in Xinjiang and relations between Luoyang and the Silk Road during the Tang Dynasty was held in Latvia recently.
A new China Cultural Center was inaugurated in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, on Dec 21, with China's Ambassador to Belarus Cui Qiming, Belarusian Cultural Minister Boris Svetlov and some 300 high-profile officials and guests from both countries attending the event.
Intangible cultural heritages and traditional Chinese music will be the two main elements for the 2017 Happy Chinese New Year events in the countries part of the Belt and Road Initiative.
At the invitation of Holland International Cultural Cooperation Center and the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, a delegation from the China International Cultural Association and the Bureau for External Cultural Relations of China’s Ministry of Culture paid an official visit to Holland and Cape Verde between November 24 and December 1.
An exhibition showcasing representative works of Chinese painting opened at the China Cultural Center in Sydney on Dec 15, which will run until Jan 18, 2017.