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Culture Insider: Little New Year

2018-02-08 09:45:13

Little New Year (Chinese: Xiaonian), usually a week before the lunar New Year, falls on Feb 8 this year.

24 Solar Terms: Start of Spring

2018-02-02 10:51:04

Laba porridge sweetens prelude of Chinese Lunar New Year

2018-01-24 09:39:25

Chinese people start their preparations for the Spring Festival more than 20 days early. The 12th lunar month in Chinese is called la yue, so the eighth day of this lunar month is la yue chu ba, or laba.

24 Solar Terms: Major Cold

2018-01-19 14:52:29

24 Solar Terms: Minor Cold

2018-01-05 08:48:43

24 Solar Terms: Minor Cold

24 Solar Terms: Winter Solstice

2017-12-22 13:35:58

24 Solar Terms: Winter Solstice

24 Solar Terms: Major Snow

2017-12-07 15:13:51

24 Solar Terms: Major Snow

Minor Snow: A forerunner of winter chills

2017-11-22 14:42:34

A cold front has recently swept across China, driving out the lingering mildness of the previous season while kicking off the second solar term of the winter.

Nationwide activities to mark Seniors' Day

2017-10-27 14:56:55

The ninth day of the ninth lunar month marks the traditional Chongyang Festival, or Double Ninth Festival, which falls on Saturday this year. As Double Ninth Festival is also the Seniors' Day in China, many events will be held across the country to pay respect to the elderly people.

Dunhuang murals show ancient traditions of Chongyang Festival

2017-10-25 13:52:46

The Dunhuang Research Academy has released a batch of Dunhuang murals showing the ancient folk scene of the Chongyang Festival, or Double Ninth Festival, which falls on Oct 28 this year.

24 Solar Terms: Frost's Descent

2017-10-23 14:18:26

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Frost's Descent: Time to say goodbye to autumn

2017-10-23 10:18:56

Monday marks the beginning of Shuangjiang or “frost's descent” in English, the 18th of 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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