Introduction of Window for ASEAN-China Children’s Cultural Exchanges

WACCCE 2016-02-26

Since the establishment of ASEAN-China Dialogue relations, culture has set up a bridge for communications, opened the window of soul to enhance mutual understanding and friendship between the people, and hence played a positive and unique role for the development of relations between ASEAN and China. 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of ASEAN-China Dialogue relations and it is also the first year following the realization of the ASEAN Community. Taking both of the historical junctions as new starting points of ASEAN-China relations, the ASEAN-China Centre (ACC) has initiated a project named Window for ASEAN-China Children’s Cultural Exchanges (WACCCE), a theme webpage jointly built and shared by ACC, China Song Ching Ling Foundation (CSCLF) Chinaculture.org and Chinadaily.com.cn. The project will be launched on 11 March 2016.

The WACCCE is co-sponsored by ACC, CSCLF and Chinaculture.org, presented by Chinadaily.com.cn, and supported by children’s cultural institutions and activity centers such as China National Theatre for Children (CNTC). It is designed to be a long term platform dedicated to ASEAN-China children’s cultural exchanges, by gathering all major resources, taking advantages of internet for its fast distribution and wide coverage of information, and carefully selecting the contents and styles loved by children, to sow seeds of friendship and cooperation in their young hearts, so as to make far reaching impacts on the development of ASEAN-China relations.

The WACCCE will be kicked off in 2016 as a webpage linked to the official websites of its co-sponsors and the presenter. Contacts and consultations with relevant institutions of ASEAN and individual ASEAN Member States will follow in the same year. The 50th Meeting of the ASEAN Committee on Culture and Information (ASEAN COCI) held on 9-11 November 2015 in Indonesia recognized that information and culture programmes have to target and involve the youth and the COCI will launch a programme for young bloggers and the ASEAN Virtual Learning Resource Centre website. With all these efforts of both ASEAN and China for the youth, it is hopeful that the WACCCE can enjoy cooperation with its ASEAN counterparts, and become a convenient online bridge over ASEAN and China for children’s cultural exchanges.

 

ASEAN-China Centre

ASEAN-China Centre is an inter-governmental organization, a one-stop information and activities centre to promote ASEAN-China cooperation in trade, investment, education, culture and tourism. ACC headquarter is located in Beijing, with affiliated centres being set up in ASEAN Member States as well as other parts of China in future. The 10 ASEAN Member States and China are ACC Members. Ventures and organizations from ASEAN Member States and China can apply, though ACC Secretariat to become Associates of ACC.

 

China Soong Ching Ling Foundation

In May 1982, the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation (CSCLF) was established in commemoration of Soong Ching Ling, the late Honorary President of the People's Republic of China. CSCLF is a non-profit organization and independent corporate entity. The mission of CSCLF is to promote friendly international relations and safeguard world peace; to strengthen exchanges across Taiwan Straits and advance reunification of Motherland; to show concerns for the future of the nation and develop children's work.

 

Chinaculture.org

Chinaculture.org offers broad access to up-to-date cultural news about China with a wealth of information about Chinese history, culture, politics and economy. Under the guidance of the Ministry of Culture, Chinaculture.org was developed and is maintained by Chinadaily.com.cn.

Chinaculture.org is widely acknowledged as one of the most effective and convenient media for learning about China. It also promotes cultural and economic exchange and enhances a mutual understanding between China and the world.

 

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