Chinese Culture Exhibition Made its Debut in Parliament Palace of Romania

[Source]    Xinhuanet [Time]    2014-03-05 15:47:07 

Chinese Culture Exhibition organized by the Confucius Institute at the University of Bucharest, Romania solemnly opened in Parliament Palace of Romania on February 13.

Public figures from various circles attended the opening ceremony, including Member of Romanian Parliament and State Advisor to the Prime Minister Costin Mihalache, officials from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Education, and Director of Education Office of PRC Embassy in Romania, Mr. Bian Zhengdong.

The exhibits included traditional Chinese painting, Chinese calligraphy, Chinese musical instruments, tea art, Chinese seals, embroidery, paper cutting, kites, oilpaper umbrella, types of facial make-up of Peking Opera, and so on. Pre-exhibition have been on display for about two weeks since February 1st, which aroused great interest among local citizens. As it was held during the time of Chinese Spring Festival, the introduction of traditional customs were added into the exhibition, such as Chinese Spring Festival, pasting New Year Picture and the character “Fu” (Happiness).

On behalf of Romanian Prime Minister Ponta, Costin Mihalache addressed the opening ceremony. He said that Romanian government attaches great importance to the Romania-Sino friendship, and hopes to further strengthen and consolidate the bilateral cooperation in all fields. The Confucius Institute has only been established for three months by the University of Bucharest and the China University of Political Science and Law, but it has organized many cultural activities during such a short period. Therefore, they have confidence to believe that the Confucius Institute will play a more important role in the future bilateral cultural communication.

Chancellor of the Bucharest University Mircea Dumitru addressing the opening ceremony of Chinese Culture Exhibition

Ms. Balan, the Romanian Director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Bucharest addressing the opening ceremony

Public figures from various circles attending the exhibition

Romanian audience being deeply attracted by Chinese culture

A viewer in front of Chinese calligraphy