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China Cultural Center in Bangkok Held Its 5th Anniversary Celebration
2017/11/20

  On the evening of December 18, a series of events were held in celebration of the 5th anniversary of the establishment of China Cultural Center in Bangkok. Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, Chinese Ambassador to Thailand Lyu Jian, former Prime Minister and President of Thai-Chinese Cultural & Relationship Council Phinij Jarusombat, and Director Yu Peng of the Center of International Cultural Exchange of the Ministry of Culture of China attended and addressed the celebration. In addition, more than 400 people including Vice Minister of Culture of Thailand Mr. Krisanapong Siri, heads of Thai associations and communities, Thai and Chinese media guests, heads of Thai universities and schools, and local people attended the event.

 

  Chinese Ambassador Lyu Jian congratulated China Cultural Center in Bangkok on its achievements in the past five years. He said that over the past five years, the Center has hosted more than 600 cultural activities of all kinds, fully demonstrating the unique charm of the Chinese culture and promoting China-Thailand people-to-people exchange and cooperation. These activities are testimony to the important achievements of people-to-people and culture exchange between China and Thailand, are fruitful results of the concerted efforts by friends from all circles, and are a miniature of China's comprehensive enhancement of cultural exchange between China and foreign countries since the 18th National Congress of the CPC. In addition, Ambassador Lyu Jian briefed the guests on the main contents of the 19th National Congress of the CPC on cultural development. He said that China is devoted to developing a socialist culture that is sound and people-oriented, that embraces modernization, the world, and the future, and that both promotes socialist material wellbeing and raises socialist cultural-ethical standards. Cultural exchange is an important means of implementing the Belt and Road initiative and tightening people-to-people bond. Both China and Thailand have a long and splendid culture and both peoples long for and pursue a better life. It is believed that cultural exchange will enrich and enhance the cultural life of the two peoples and that people-to-people bond will provide a solid foundation for the joint development of the two countries. Ambassador Lyu Jian hoped that China Cultural Center in Bangkok will tell the Chinese story well, presenting a true, stereoscopic and comprehensive China to the world.

  Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said, Chinese culture enjoys a long history. It belongs to both China and the world. The Chinese culture has a super charm and has already become a part of Thai life. At the 19th National Congress of the CPC, General Secretary Xi Jinping said that China and Chinese culture should further increase their interaction with the world, so China Cultural Center in Bangkok will have a more important position and role in the future. He said that culture is the foot and the earth of friendship and the basis for development. It is hoped that China Cultural Center in Bangkok will spread the Chinese culture of thousands of years to the Thai people and let the Chinese culture become the cornerstone and driving force for the friendship and common development of the two countries as the foot and the earth.

 

  Former Prime Minister and President of Thai-Chinese Cultural & Relationship Council Phinij Jarusombat said that China has a profound cultural background and a long history. The convening of the 19th National Congress of the CPC is also a culture that shows the art of state governance. A nation will stay strong and a country will prosper if its culture is excellent. China's great achievements stem from its profound and excellent culture. The Belt and Road is passed down from generation to generation by the Chinese people and is now well known to people all over the world. The Silk Road culture of China is a culture of peace and trade without any aggressiveness and China has never invaded other countries.

  Yu Peng, Director of the Center of International Cultural Exchange of the Ministry of Culture of China, stated that the development of China Cultural Center in Bangkok in the past five years is the results of implementing the new concept of development featuring innovation, coordination, green, openness and sharing. China Cultural Center in Bangkok actively integrated itself into the local cultural ecology on the basis of existing cultural exchanges between the two governments, thoroughly and continuously promoted the sustainable development of cultural exchange and enhanced cultural exchange and friendly relations between the two countries.

 

  Activities celebrating the 5th anniversary of the establishment of China Cultural Center in Bangkok included a photo exhibition and a music performance. The photo exhibition, under the theme of "Writing New Chapter by Remaining True to Original Aspiration", showcased the establishment, development and gradual growth of China Cultural Center in Bangkok, the care of the Royal Family in Thailand, strong support from the Thai dignitaries, extensive participation by the public, and full coverage by the media, and reflected the richness and popularity of the events carried out by the Center. In the past five years, China Cultural Center in Bangkok has made their contributions to promoting "Jeen Thai Pee Nong Gan" via solid work. The musical performance called "Bloom", was presented by Shandong Provincial Opera and Dance Theater. Latin, Jazz and other musical styles were creatively integrated with traditional Chinese national music, allowing the audience to experience the collision between traditional Chinese musical instruments and modern musical styles. Following its performance at China Culture Center in Bangkok on November 18 and 19, the concert will then be staged at Srinakharinwirot University and Kasem Bundit University on November 20 and 21 respectively.

 

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