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UNESCO holds first virtual conference with ministers

2020-04-26 10:20:00

On April 22, culture ministers from over 130 countries shared, through an online meeting organized by UNESCO, their remarks on the impact of the COVID-19 health emergency on the cultural sector.

Reopening of museums postponed in high-risk outbreak regions

2020-03-02 16:03:04

All sorts of museums, memorials and cultural heritage sites in high-risk regions of the COVID-19 epidemic should postpone reopening to the public, according to a circular recently issued by the National Cultural Heritage Administration.

Over 1,000 scenic spots waive entry fees for medics

2020-02-28 15:47:44

After the novel coronavirus outbreak, many scenic spots in China have decided to waive entrance fees for the country's medical workers in a gesture of gratitude for their efforts and sacrifices at the front line of the epidemic fight.

China moves to bail out culture, tourism enterprises hit by virus outbreak

2020-02-27 09:00:00

Chinese authorities have rolled out multiple measures to help enterprises weather the storm as the country put on hold all public art, cultural and tourism activities due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, said an official Wednesday.

China issues guideline on public libraries reopening amid virus battle

2020-02-26 09:05:00

China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism issued a guideline Tuesday to direct steady efforts made by public libraries and cultural centers for epidemic prevention and control and their reopening.

China beefs up scenic area management amid coronavirus epidemic

2020-02-26 08:55:00

China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism has asked scenic areas nationwide to continue implementing epidemic control measures and closely monitor tourist information, according to a set of guidelines issued Tuesday by the ministry.

Xi's article on cultural protection, exchange to be published

2020-02-01 17:14:30

An article by President Xi Jinping on the protection and exchange of the Chinese culture, especially the Dunhuang culture, will be published Saturday on Qiushi Journal, a flagship magazine of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee.

Administration calls for more public access to historic buildings

2020-01-08 09:40:14

China's National Cultural Heritage Administration has called for scenic spots and organizations to open their historic buildings to the public as much as possible.

Ancient Civilizations Forum meets in Beijing

2019-12-03 08:39:45

Eight countries jointly called for the revitalization of historical civilizations in the development of a contemporary world.

4th China-CEEC Ministerial Forum on Cultural Cooperation held in Skopje

2019-11-28 09:25:30

The two-day 4th Ministerial Forum on Cultural Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European Countries (CEECs) concluded here on Tuesday.

Filmmakers told to keep up good work in new era

2019-11-20 04:00:07

President Xi Jinping encouraged Chinese filmmakers to create even more stellar works in the new era in remarks read at the opening ceremony of the five-day 28th Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival on Tuesday in Xiamen, Fujian province.

China-CEEC high-level meeting on tourism cooperation held in Riga

2019-10-24 08:51:55

The 5th China-Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC) 17+1 High-level Tourism Forum was held here in the Latvian capital on Wednesday.

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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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