'African Cultures in Focus 2016' opens in Beijing
Updated: 2016-05-10 09:52
Artists of the song and dance troupe MusicFest of South Africa give a performance before the opening ceremony of the exhibition African Impression at the China National Museum of Women and Children on May 6, 2016. [Photo/Chinaculture.org]
Cultural events as part of African Cultures in Focus 2016 series kicked off with the exhibition of African Impression at the China National Museum of Women and Children on May 6, 2016. More than 300 guests and 14 African ambassadors to China attended the opening ceremony.
Xie Jinying, the director of the Bureau for External Cultural Relations of China’s Ministry of Culture, delivered the opening speech. "African Cultures in Focus series will let Chinese audience have a deeper understanding and appreciation of Africa," he said. "It will enhance our strategic mutual trust and deepen our practical cooperation."