Cultural exchanges productive,says minister
By Qiu Quanlin (China Daily)
Updated: 2005-11-12 06:37
FOSHAN, Guangdong: Enhanced cultural exchanges and co-operation between Asian
countries and regions will help regional peace and development and better
protect cultural heritage, top officials said on Friday.
Minister of Culture Sun Jiazheng made the remarks at the Cultural Asia
Ministerial Forum, which kicked off in Foshan in South China's Guangdong
The theme of the three-day forum is how to better protect and develop
regional arts and culture and strengthen cultural co-operation between Asian
countries and regions.
Meanwhile, the Seventh Asia Arts Festival also opened on Friday in
conjunction with the forum. It will include a series of traditional arts
Since 1998 when it was first held in Beijing, the annual festival has
attracted more than 110 arts troupes from more than 20 countries and regions in
Asia and has become one of the most important events for art exchanges in the
Sri Hsatanto, vice-minister of culture and education of Indonesia, said on
Friday that Asian countries and regions should combine their technological
strength to make a comprehensive database for cultural heritage protection.
(China Daily 11/12/2005 page2)