Cross-straits youth creative design exhibition held in Chongqing
On March 3, the Chinese Culture Friendship Association and the Chongqing Culture and Tourism Commission jointly launch an exhibition on creative design by young people across the Taiwan Straits in Southwest China's Chongqing city.[Photo/CAEG]
On March 3, an exhibition on creative design by young people across the Taiwan Straits was jointly launched by the Chinese Culture Friendship Association (CCFA) and the Chongqing Culture and Tourism Commission at a ceremony in Southwest China's Chongqing city.
With the theme of "cultural empowerment for rural revitalization," the exhibition was jointly undertaken by China Arts and Entertainment Group Ltd. (CAEG) and Chongqing Yuelai Investment Group.
Kong Lun, an official with the Office for Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Affairs at the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, delivers an address at the opening ceremony.[Photo/CAEG]
Kong Lun, an official with the Office for Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Affairs at the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, stressed the importance of the themed exhibition in strengthening exchanges and cooperation between young designers across the Taiwan Straits, showcasing their achievements, exploring a new path for incorporating the cultural sector into rural revitalization, creating a new channel for young people on the two sides of the Taiwan Straits to carry forward Chinese culture at home and abroad, and making the stories of the country's rural revitalization well known with the exhibition on creative design products.
Kong also called on young people from the island to further benefit from the country's fast economic and social development and find more development opportunities in a push for rural revitalization.
Liu Xiaonian, deputy director of Chongqing Culture and Tourism Commission, said that the commission will grasp opportunities brought by the exhibition to build a platform for exchanges and cooperation between market players in the field of creative design, guide them to pay more attention to rural areas and invest in them, divert more resources of the cultural sector into the countryside, add fresh vitality to rural and agricultural affairs, and foster new momentum for rural development.
Li Jinsheng, president of China Arts and Entertainment Group, attends and addresses the ceremony. [Photo/CAEG]
Li Jinsheng, president of the CAEG, noted that the group will further strengthen brand building of cultural empowerment for rural revitalization, make coordinated efforts to promote online and offline exhibitions held at home and abroad, better tell Chinese stories of rural revitalization, and introduce more creative works imbued with countryside culture in the country to the wider world.
Wang Jumeng, president of Chongqing Yuelai Investment Group, gave an introduction to the development objectives and functions of the Chongqing (Yuelai) International Expo Center.
After the opening ceremony, experts and designers held talks on how to better integrate the cultural sector with rural revitalization, enhance the international influence of creative design by young people on both sides of the Taiwan Straits, enrich and push forward fine traditional Chinese culture, and advance cultural-ethical progress in rural China.
According to organizers, the offline exhibition in Chongqing will run till March 31.
Meanwhile, a parallel online exhibition in Chinese and three foreign languages was held from November 30, 2022 to January 15, 2023. It brought together over 200 design works from many universities across the Taiwan Straits and met a warm response from netizens in France, Spain, Australia and other countries.