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International Friends Cultural Week concludes with grand ceremony in Wuxi

Updated : 2023-11-28
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A foreigner and two Chinese children pose for a photo during a photo exhibition in Wuxi, Jiangsu province. [Photo/WeChat account: xinwu_wx]

The 45-day-long International Friends Cultural Week in Wuxi culminated with a closing ceremony held in the Wuxi National Hi-tech District on Nov 25.

Bai Suning, president of the Jiangsu Provincial People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, highlighted the event's four-year legacy since its inception in 2020. The annual event has engaged various art groups and universities, fostering a cultural exchange that aims to immerse foreigners in Chinese culture, said Bai.

The Jiangnan University International Talent Education Base, aimed at exploring a cooperation model for international student education and developing a talent pool to support industrial growth, was unveiled during the ceremony.

Additionally, a base dedicated to teaching international students about Chinese culture and development was also inaugurated by Jiangnan University and the people's association for friendship with foreign countries of the Wuxi National Hi-tech District.

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Chinese and foreign erhu players give a performance together. [Photo/WeChat account: xinwu_wx]

During the ceremony, renowned erhu performer Deng Jiandong and over 100 Chinese and foreign players gave a performance.

Throughout the cultural week from Oct 14 to Nov 25, organizers invited foreigners to explore the artworks of renowned young Chinese painters in the Yangtze River Delta region and participate in a series of activities centered on intangible cultural heritage, including medicine, tea, traditional clothing, calligraphy, and flower arrangement.

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