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On April 9, the 2021 "Cultural Capital of East Asia"•China Dunhuang Event Year officially opened in Dunhuang. Zhang Xu, Vice Minister of Culture and Tourism, He Wei, Vice Governor of Gansu Province, Shixiong Shimizu, Minister Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Japanese Embassy in China, and Kim Byung Kwon, South Korean Consul General in Xi'an attended the opening ceremony and delivered speeches. Chen Weizhong, Deputy Minister of the Propaganda Department of the Provincial Party Committee, Party Secretary and Director of the Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism presided over the opening ceremony.
500 Chinese and foreign guests from relevant departments and bureaus of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, representatives of domestic cities in the "Cultural Capital of East Asia", representatives of relevant provincial culture and tourism departments (bureaus), as well as experts, scholars, culture and tourism representatives from all walks of life attended the opening ceremony.
At the opening ceremony, Vice Minister of Culture and Tourism Zhang Xu stated that Dunhuang is an important transit point on the ancient Silk Road, the intersection of the world's four major civilizations and three major religions, and a place where Eastern and Western civilizations exchange and merge. I hope that Dunhuang will take the opportunity of being elected as the "Cultural Capital of East Asia" to build a closer cultural exchange network between the three countries, fully demonstrate the historical and cultural origins of East Asia and the diverse characteristics of the times, and further deepen the mutual understanding and friendly feelings between the people of East Asia and the world. Jointly write a glorious chapter in the development of East Asian culture.
The event of this year will adopt the "online and offline combination" approach, and will also hold more than 20 key events and more than 100 sub-events such as Dunhuang cultural exhibitions, digital reproduction of cultural relics, and cultural exchange results display, boosting China, Japan and South Korea. Cultural and tourism exchanges and cooperation have developed to a higher level and deeper levels. At the same time, during the event year, intangible cultural heritage exhibitions and exchanges, research exchanges and other activities will be carried out to actively expand the exchanges and exchanges between China, Japan and South Korea, and draw into cultural capitals such as Dunhuang, Suncheon City in South Korea, Kitakyushu City in Japan, and Shaoxing in Zhejiang Province. The distance between cities will enhance mutual trust and strengthen cultural exchanges and cooperation.
It is reported that the event is under the guidance of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the People's Government of Gansu Province, and is co-sponsored by the Gansu Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism, the Foreign Affairs Office of the Gansu Provincial People's Government, the People's Government of Jiuquan City, and the Dunhuang Research Institute. The purpose of the event is to implement the consensus of the leaders of China, Japan and South Korea, promote the development of international exchanges in the cultural capital of East Asia, promote the development and prosperity of East Asian culture through continuous cultural cooperation and close cultural exchanges, and consolidate the Asian community with a shared future and the destiny of mankind The humanistic foundation of the community plays an important role.