The closing series of the "China-Zambia year of Culture" was solemnly held in Lusaka
Xinhua News Agency, Lusaka, November 15 (Reporter Peng Lijun and Zhao Yupeng) the closing series of the "China-Zambia year of Culture" was solemnly held in Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, on 14 November. From the digital media display of 24 solar terms, shadow play, Chinese kung fu, to the promotion of the magnificent tourism and cultural resources of China and Zambia, and then to the literary and artistic performances with great national characteristics, in one day, The guests present at the event continued to appreciate the wonderful audio-visual enjoyment brought about by the splendid cultures of the two countries.
On the morning of the same day, the "meet China-Digital Media Art Exhibition" was held in the banquet hall of the Zambian Government complex. Through digital imaging, virtual reality, intelligent interaction and other digital media technologies, guests experienced Chinese traditional culture, such as martial arts, porcelain, national costumes, shadow play and so on.
Zambian Minister of Tourism and Arts Ronald Chitotella attended the event and expressed his gratitude to China for bringing the Digital Media Art Exhibition to Zambia, and was very pleased to see the cooperation between the two countries in the field of culture and art to a new height. He urged Zambian artists to cherish the opportunity to learn and improve their skills.
Li Qun, vice minister of culture and tourism, said that since the "China-Zambia Culture year" was successfully launched in Beijing in April this year, the two sides have held a series of cultural and tourism exchange activities in various forms and rich contents in each other's countries. In the past eight months, the two countries have carried out more than 20 activities in five major fields, including performances, exhibitions, film and television, gourmet food, and tourism, with tens of thousands of direct participants, opening up a new height of exchanges and cooperation between China and Zambia.
On the evening of the day, another finale, the "China Tourism Promotion Conference" and the closing ceremony of the "China-Zambia year of Culture", was held at Peacock Hotel in Lusaka. Through pictures and videos, the promotion session introduced the rich tourism and cultural resources of China and Zambia: the Great Wall of China, the Imperial Palace, Guilin landscapes and Wulingyuan, and the Victoria Falls, Zambezi River, National Parks and Wildlife in Zambia. All the guests at the scene were amazed at the beautiful natural and cultural scenery.
At the closing ceremony, artists from China and Zambia also performed literary and artistic programs with national characteristics. The magical tricks of China, the melodious Jinghu, the cheerful folk dance of Zambia and the rhythmic African drums were an eye-opener to the audience.
Li Jie, Chinese ambassador to Zambia, said that Zambia is an important cooperative partner of China in Africa, and promoting the convergence of the hearts and minds of the people and building a community with a shared future in culture is an important part of the joint construction of "Belt and Road Initiative" and the implementation of the outcome of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. It is also an important contribution to the enduring friendship between China and Zambia. The "China-Zambia year of Culture" will come to a successful end, but the pace of exchanges and mutual learning between China and Zambia will not stop.