China Cultural Centre shifts it’s activities online in wake of COVID-19

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ISLAMABAD, AUG 25  (DNA) – As the world fought the deadly coronavirus, the China Culture Centre here never gave up its activities – shifting online to promote China, Pakistan’s iron brother, says a report published by Gwadar Pro on Tuesday.

It is the second cultural center that China established in South Asia, inaugurated by Chinese President Xi Jinping during his last visit to Pakistan.

Since the China Cultural Centre was put into trial operation in September 2014, a series of cultural activities had been held at the place, such as exhibitions China in the Eyes of Pakistani Painters and Review of China-Pakistan Friendship, and cultural performances under themes of China-Pakistan Friendship Year and Happy Chinese New Year.

The China Cultural Centre in Pakistan, working under the Chinese Ministry of Tourism and Culture, organises performances, exhibitions, lectures and other activities around the theme of “cultural activities, teaching and training, dialogues of minds, and information services”.

It also provides services of information consultation, lending of books and journals as well as trainings of Chinese language and culture.

The Centre has become a window for Pakistani people to experience Chinese culture, a platform for deepening China-Pakistan cultural cooperation, and a bridge for enhancing relations between the two peoples.

The establishment of the China Cultural Center in Pakistan is an important symbol of the further deepening of bilateral relations between China and Pakistan.

The Centre’s aim and objective is to strengthen cultural exchanges and cooperation between China and Pakistan and enhance mutual understanding and friendship between the people of two countries.

Since its establishment in Pakistan, China Cultural Centre’s has actively organized various types of cultural activities like cultural performances, visual arts exhibitions, film festivals, film shows, teaching, training, lectures, seminars and other different cultural activities.

The COVID-19 pandemic had a sudden and substantial impact on the arts and cultural heritage sector.

In order to fight the epidemic and convey confidence and determination to overcome the Covid-19, China Cultural Center in Pakistan organised more than 30 Online Cultural activities including photographic exhibitions, documentaries and celebrations on its Facebook official page at ‘China Cultural Center in Pakistan’ which is viewed by more than 8000 audience.

Visiting China Online series of activities covered the exhibitions which were published online on China Cultural Center in Pakistan’s facebook page during these months.

There were a number of online exhibitions during the period. Thousand of visitors Online visited these splendid Chinese cultural exhibitions and there were viewers from all over Pakistan and around the globe though a new digital offering that includes free access to virtual tours, video and pictorial activities.

China Cultural Centre in Pakistan is comprehensively utilising all the humanity resources in the future to showcase Chinese history, culture and stories, promote traditional and contemporary Chinese culture, tourism, intangible culture and making relentless efforts for a new chapter of China-Pakistan friendship as envisioned by President Xi Jinping. DNA

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