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The 9th China-ASEAN Cultural Forum Opens

Source: CAEXPO Secretariat    Time:2015-08-20 14:48:13

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The Organizing Committee of the 9th China-SEAN Cultural Forum held a press briefing in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, announcing that the forum will be held from September 15th to 17th at Guangxi Museum of Nationalities. Co-sponsored by Ministry of Culture of China and Guangxi People’s Government, the forum is organized Department of Culture of Guangxi. With management and practice of international arts festival as its theme,  the forum aims at sharing advanced experience and outstanding fruits China and ASEAN countries have achieved in arts festivals,  promoting in-depth dialogue in this regard, and providing theoretic support and practical platform for China, ASEAN and other Asian countries to host cultural and arts festival in each other's countries. Experts from ASEAN countries and renowned domestic and international scholars on arts festival will attend the forum and deliver keynote speeches.
 

China-ASEAN Cultural Forum has been successfully held in Guangxi for eight sessions since 2006. The 9th China - ASEAN Cultural Forum will be held this year. Under the leadership of the Ministry of Culture and Guangxi government, the forum gradually developed into a professional provincial forum with international influence in China and ASEAN regions. It’s not only one of the series forums of ASEAN Expo, but also one of “Top Ten” forums.
 

Zhu Chuangwei, Deputy Director-General of Department of Culture of Guangxi, and Chen Qiaoyan, Deputy Inspector  attended the press briefing and released the news, highlighting the features of this forum as well as the preparations for the event and answered questions from reporters.
 

The main features of 2014 China-ASEAN Cultural Forum are as follows.
 

First, China-ASEAN Cultural Forum was listed as a key project of 2014 China-ASEAN cultural exchange year. The conception of “China-ASEAN Cultural Exchange Year” was proposed by President Xi Jinping during his visit to Indonesia in 2013 and was launched on April 7 this year in Beijing. The activities are planned throughout 2014, involving meetings, performances, exhibitions, personnel training and exchanges, press, television, publishing, sports, travel, religion, youth exchange and so on. Eight events in Guangxi were listed as series projects of “China-ASEAN Cultural Exchange Year”, among which, the 9th China-ASEAN Cultural Forum was listed as a key project. With management and practice of international arts festival as its theme,  the forum aims at sharing advanced experience and outstanding fruits China and ASEAN countries have achieved in arts festivals,  promoting in-depth dialogue in this regard, and providing theoretic support and practical platform for China, ASEAN and other Asian countries to host cultural and arts festival in each other's countries.
 

Second, in accordance with the forum theme, “Nanning International Folk Song and Arts Festival” and “Voice of Southern China” will be introduced to the distinguished guests of the forum. Nanning International Folk Song and Arts Festival have been held for 15 consecutive years and exerted great influence both at home and abroad, becoming a wonderful business card of culture for Nanning. Inviting the distinguished guests to watch “Nanning International Folk Song and Arts Festival”  not only conforms to the theme of the forum, but also showcases achievements of Guangxi in international arts festival as well as promotes the new image of Guangxi culture. Meanwhile, the new brand “Voice of Southern China” weekend concert, which is planned by the Department of Culture of Guangxi and organized by Guangxi Performing Group, a symphony concert of “Autumn Rhyme” for the 9th China-ASEAN Cultural Forum. Since its debut on March 8, 2013, “Voice of Southern China” is held in Guangxi Concert Hall every weekend. “Voice of Southern China” has been run successfully for more than a year and hundreds of concerts have been held. The special concert “Autumn Rhythm” will be under the baton of renowned conductor Mr. Zhang Guoyong, and classics such as the “Butterfly Lovers”, “Carmen”, etc. from home and abroad will be presented to the guests to enhance traditional friendship between China and ASEAN countries, deepen cultural exchanges, and  depict a beautiful picture of China-ASEAN win-win cooperation.
 

Third, Directory of China-ASEAN International Arts Festivals will be published as an important achievement of the forum. This year the forum gathers experts on arts festival from China and ASEAN countries to give keynote speeches and introduce their experience in the management and practice of arts festival. Department of Culture of Guangxi will compile the Festivals to include China-ASEAN arts festival resources, which will be an important official reference for the world to know about China-ASEAN arts festivals. The Directory, which conforms to the forum theme, will be the best embodiment of the theme “Our Culture, Our Future” of the 2014 China-ASEAN Cultural Exchange Year, and contribute significantly to the cultural exchange between China and the ASEAN regions.
 

Fourth, this is the first time for ASEAN ministerial delegation and senior officials of world-famous arts festivals to attend the forum. Singapore, as the Country of Honour of CAEXPO this year, will have Mr. Sam Tan, Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office and for Culture, Community and Youth attending the 2014 China-ASEAN Cultural Forum and deliver a speech. Mr. Tan's participation will further enhance the influence of China-ASEAN Cultural Forum in ASEAN countries. Meanwhile, according to the deployment and arrangement of Ministry of Culture and in order to expand the scale of the forum, improve its professionalism and enhance the international influence of the forum, senior officials of “Salzburg Festival” (Austria) and “Avignon international Art Festival” (France) will be also invited. These two international arts festivals enjoy great reputation in the world. And the keynote speeches by the senior officials of the two international festivals will be of great academic value and referential significance.

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