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Culture Insider: Qixi - the Chinese Valentine's Day

2018-08-17 09:41:01

If it rains heavily on Saturday night, some elderly Chinese will say it is because Zhinu, or the Weaving Maid, is crying on the day she met her husband Niulang, or the Cowherd, on the Milky Way.

Culture Insider: Admission letters in ancient China

2018-08-09 10:18:29

Today's admission letters have become more and more creative with delicate designs. However, do you know how students in ancient times received their admission letters and what the letters were like?

Dragon boats and dumplings

2018-06-15 07:07:35

Traditional and fusion cooking styles, regional and international ingredients and a new awareness of healthy eating are all factors contributing to an exciting time for Chinese cuisine. Pauline D Loh explores the possibilities.

Duanwu special: Ancient fashion pioneer Qu Yuan's style

2018-06-18 09:00:00

Duanwu, or the Dragon Boat Festival, one of the most important traditional Chinese festivals, falls on June 18 this year.

Culture Insider: Children's games in ancient China

2018-06-01 09:59:59

During ancient times, children didn't have smart phones, ipads or computers to entertain them. Instead, they came up with interesting games to play in their childhood. Let's take a look.

The evolution of marriage customs

2018-05-19 14:21:40

A wedding culture exhibition which shows the evolution in local marriage customs since Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) opened in Shanghai on May 1.

Grain Rain: A final spring party with the peony, tea and rain

2018-04-20 16:28:16

Falling usually on or around April 20 every year, Guyu is the sixth of the 24 solar terms in the Chinese lunar calendar.

Han-style ceremony marks coming of age in Xi'an

2018-04-11 10:37:26

More than 50 young girls clad in hanfu, or traditional Chinese clothing took part in a coming-of-age ceremony to mark their entry into adulthood near Hancheng Lake in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi province on April 7.

24 Solar Terms: Clear and Bright

2018-04-04 15:42:30

Qingming Festival marked in Chinese paintings

2018-04-04 09:30:34

China's fifth solar term, Clear and Bright, will begin on April 5, which coincides with a traditional Chinese festival, Qingming Festival, or Tomb-Sweeping Day.

Qingming Festival: Clear and Bright

2018-04-04 11:18:33

Traditions you need to know about Qingming Festival.

Odes to Qingming chime down years

2018-04-03 07:21:29

Qingming, or Tomb Sweeping Day, is one of the most important traditional festivals in Chinese culture, and it's not surprising that this day.

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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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