Mainland, HK keep shut cultural ties | 20th Anniversary of Hong Kong’s Return to China
On this photograph taken on April 21, 2017, a poster commemorating the 20th anniversary because the metropolis was handed again to China by colonial ruler Britain is seen on a waterfront promenade in Hong Kong.
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BEIJING – Cultural exchanges between the Chinese language mainland and Hong Kong have developed properly since Hong Kong returned to the motherland in 1997, Ding Wei, vice minister of tradition, stated Sunday.
Cultural exchanges between the mainland and Hong Kong have develop into extra shut, wealthy and sound, forming an all-dimensional, wide-ranging and multi-channel communication sample, Ding stated forward of the area’s 20th anniversary of return.
“The exchanges have promoted Chinese language tradition in Hong Kong and enhanced Hong kong’s recognition of the nation, the nation and Chinese language tradition,” Ding stated.
Since Hong Kong returned to the motherland, every year noticed a median of 750 change packages with 10,000 folks attending up to now few years, which double the quantity within the early years of Hong Kong’s return, Ding stated.
In 2005, the mainland and Hong Kong signed an settlement on nearer cultural ties, mapping out the fields and channels of cultural cooperation, Ding stated.
For the reason that 18th Nationwide Congress of the Communist Celebration of China in 2012, the 2 sides have strengthened cooperation in main tradition actions, antiquities, cultural companies and cultural industries.
Ding stated Hong Kong ought to use its benefits, construct extra communication platforms, encourage non-governmental exchanges, and play a optimistic position in selling connections among the many peoples within the Belt and Highway nations.
The Ministry of Tradition will help Hong Kong in multilateral worldwide cultural actions and China’s worldwide cultural actions, particularly cultural communication and cooperation with nations alongside the Belt and Highway, Ding stated.