Confucius Institute of Artois and Upper France Region Jointly Host Spring Festival Gala

[Source]    Confucius Institute of Artois, France [Time]    2018-03-15 16:42:32 
 

On February 12th, 2018, the 2018 Spring Festival gala jointly hosted by the Upper France Region and the Confucius Institute of Artois was held at the headquarters of Upper France Region in Lille. About one thousand Chinese and French guests attended the event, and more than 150 of them were from the Confucius Institute of Artois and the city Arras.

The gala began at 18 o'clock. Mr. Xavier Bertrand, the president of the Upper France Region, and Mr. ZHAI Jun, the Chinese ambassador to France, made speeches successively. Both of them highly appreciated the role of overseas Chinese in the Sino-French cultural and economic exchanges. They expressed their optimism on the future development of the cultural and economic exchanges between the two countries, and presented their Spring Festival benedictions to all the guests. In his speech, Mr. Bertrand repeatedly praised the contribution to the Sino-French cultural exchange made by Confucius Institute of Artois within the Upper France Region.


Calligraphy Demonstration


Chorus

As the main co-hosting party of the Spring Festival Gala, the Confucius Institute of Artois brought to the gala a lot of wonderful performances that won a lot of applause and praise, among them Chinese calligraphy and painting ateliers, Chinese traditional dance, Ba-Gua Palm, group Tai-Chi Sword, group Tai-Chi performances, and the Chinese song chorus as well. The French-Chinese Friendship Association and the Lille Chinese Students Association also dedicated their entertaining programmes to the party.


Tai Chi and Chinese Dancing

With the leadership of Ms. JIN Siyan, the director of the Confucius Institute of Artois, the co-ordination and hard work of all the French and Chinese students, Mr. WEI Wenke and all the excellent teachers of the Confucius Institute, the jointly hosted New Year Gala was a great success. It further amplifies the influence of the Confucius Institute of Artois in the Upper France Region, and lays a good foundation for further cooperation with the government of the Upper France region in the future.

Edition/ WU Zhaoyang, Photo/LIN Jiaju