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Opening of Provincial Cultural Work Conference for Overseas, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan in Hangzhou in 2018

Source:Provincial Department of Foreign Affairs Updated:2018-04-18

On April 10 and 11, 2018, the Provincial Cultural Work Conference for Overseas and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan had been held in Hangzhou, Zhejiang. A total of delegates from different authorities and units were present at the conference, including all the municipalities, Yiwu Municipal Bureau of Culture, Radio, TV, Press and Publication, Zhejiang Provincial Bureau of Cultural Relics, units directly affiliated to provincial-level cultural institutions, execution units for activities of "Happy Spring Festival" of 2018 for Zhejiang, related member units of Zhejiang Provincial Association of Culture and Arts Promotion, and relevant sections and offices of Zhejiang Provincial Department of Culture. Mr. Cai Xiaochun, Deputy Director of Provincial Department of Culture, attended the conference and delivered a speech.
 
The conference mainly conveyed the spirit of 2018 Overseas Cultural Work Conference & "Belt and Road" Working Conference and the Cultural Work Conference for Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan held by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism; reviewed and comprehensively summarized the provincial cultural work for overseas, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan of 2017; and deployed the major tasks for provincial cultural work for overseas, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan in 2018.
 
In the speech made by Cai Xiaochun, Deputy Director, he pointed out that the provincial cultural work for overseas, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan in 2017 had achieved the fruitful results with frequent highlights, fully demonstrating the cultural self-confidence of Zhejiang and highlighting the cultural themes of Zhejiang, to make positive contributions to serving the great power diplomacy of China, constructing the "Belt and Road" and promoting the going-out strategy of Chinese culture. In 2018, it is essential to adhere to the guidance of the socialist ideology with Chinese characteristics led by President Xi Jinping in new era, thoroughly implement the spirit of the Nineteenth National Congress of the Party and the fourteenth meeting of Zhejiang provincial party committee, implement the National Cultural Work Conference for Overseas, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan& "Belt and Road" Working Conference, strengthen the quality awareness, innovation awareness and overall awareness, better serve the great power diplomacy of China with Chinese characteristics and the overall socio-economic development of Zhejiang, and promote the quality and efficiency of cultural work in Zhejiang for overseas, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. Cai Xiaochun, Deputy Director, emphasized that the new work demands would be proposed for new era, so that the new missions would be given to the cultural professionals. The foreign cultural professionals should seize the new opportunities and give play to their new advantages, to identify new issues and formulate new strategies, to establish new goals and explore new paths, and also to clarify new tasks and strengthen new requirements. He also further clarified seven major tasks in 2018: First is to strengthen the construction of foreign cultural exchanges and cooperation mechanisms; second is to fully serve the "Belt and Road" cultural construction; third is to continue to carry out the brand activities such as "Happy Spring Festival" and "Zhejiang Culture Festival", and to preplan the 2019 projects; fourth is efficiently carry out the training activities for young sinologists; fifth is to implement a series of activities of "Zhejiang Culture Year" in annual corporation with the Centre Culturel de Chine à Paris; sixth is to continue to enhance the foreign cultural trade work; and seventh is to precisely carry out the cultural work for Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.
 
In the conference, the delegates of five units made the presentations, including Hangzhou Municipal Bureau of Culture, Radio, TV, Press and Publication, Ningbo Municipal Bureau of Culture, Radio, TV, Press and Publication, Zhejiang Provincial Cultural Center, China National Silk Museum, and Zhejiang Kun Opera Troupe. Moreover, 13 units such as Zhejiang Conservatory of Music were recognized and commended in the conference as the execution units for activities of "Happy Spring Festival" of 2018 for Zhejiang.
 
During the conference, the symposium on foreign affairs was held for Bureau of Culture, Radio, TV, Press and Publication of all municipalities, and the symposium on foreign affairs was also held for Provincial Bureau of Cultural Relics and the units affiliated Provincial Department of Culture. The delegates of all participating units carried out the open discussions and exchanges on three topics, including "the work highlights of 2017 and the work plans of 2018", "how to effectively carry out the foreign cultural exchanges, communication and trade in new era", and "how to strengthen the creation, planning marketing and publicity of foreign cultural exchange projects". The atmosphere of the symposiums was very active, and the results were significantly effective.
 
The Zhejiang Provincial Cultural Work Conference for Overseas, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan of 2018 is the summarization and deployment of foreign affairs and the business training, and more importantly is an exchange of learning opportunities. The conference also further clarified the working concepts of 2018, defined the target requirements, and closely focused on the socialist ideology with Chinese characteristics and the construction of culturalized Zhejiang under the guidance of President Xi Jinping in the new era, to make new contributions to building a well-to-do society at higher level.