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Chongyang: Out with the old, in with the elderly

2018-10-17 07:30:00

Over 1,000 years ago, Chinese poet Wang Wei of the Tang Dynasty (618-907) wrote "I know my brothers would, with dogwood spray in hand, climb up mountain and miss me so far away"-to express his nostalgia during Chongyang Festival.

Battle Cold Dew season with Chinese pastry

2018-10-08 14:29:28

Cold Dew season gets its name from the dew which is about to become frost as the weather begins to get chilly.

Autumn through its hues and festivals

2018-09-24 08:54:25

Festivals in autumn are a window to Chinese culture and history

24 Solar Terms: 8 things you may not know about Autumn Equinox

2018-09-23 06:00:00

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Autumn Equinox, (Chinese: 秋分), the 16th solar term of the year, begins this year on Sept 23 and ends on Oct 7.

Traditions you may not know about Mid-Autumn Festival in China

2018-09-20 10:13:12

Mid-Autumn Festival is the second grandest festival in China after Chinese New Year. It's a time when families come together to appreciate the full moon and eat mooncakes during the festival. In fact, besides these two traditions, there are many others.

Culture Insider: Things you need to know about Mid-Autumn Festival

2018-09-20 13:54:59

As one of the most important traditional Chinese festivals, Mid-Autumn Festival, falls on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, Sept 24 this year.

How the world celebrates Mid-Autumn Festival

2018-09-19 14:59:10

Despite shared origin, the Mid-Autumn Festival has developed different customs in different countries. Let's see how people celebrate it in different regions.

Four legends you need to know about Mid-Autumn Festival

2018-09-19 14:15:53

Chinese are celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival on Monday - an annual festival that falls on the 15th day of the eighth month of the Chinese lunar calendar.

A thousand Chang'es in a thousand painters' eyes

2018-09-19 10:34:53

As the Mid-autumn Festival approaches, let's check out some stunning Chinese paintings which depict the same Chang'e in different styles.

This history of Mid-Autumn Festival: what you should know

2018-09-18 16:52:58

As one of the most important traditional Chinese festivals, the Mid-Autumn Festival falls on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, September 24 this year.

Culture Insider: Teachers' Day in ancient China

2018-09-10 10:10:56

Today is the 34th Chinese Teacher's Day – a festival celebrating the 2,300-year tradition of respecting teachers and education in China.

End of Heat: Things you shouldn't miss

2018-08-23 10:33:48

The End of Heat, or Chu Shu in Chinese, is the 14th of the 24 solar terms in the Chinese lunar calendar.

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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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