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China celebrated 60 years of China-France Diplomatic Relations with “Giant Pandas are Coming” Theme Cultural and Art Exhibition in Paris on 20 March

Paris ushers in "Giant Pandas" and invites French tourists with enthusiasm to take a walk on the street corners of Chengdu, China (Photo: Business Wire)

China and France celebrates 60 years of diplomatic relations this year. To commemorate this, the Paris China Cultural Centre and the opening event of the annual ministerial and provincial collaboration, the Chengdu Culture-oriented Travel (Paris) Special Promotion Conference and the “Giant Pandas Are Coming” Theme Cultural and Art Exhibition were successfully held in Paris on 20 March 2024.

Hongge Liu, Director of the Paris China Cultural Center, Christian MANTEI, Chairman of the French Tourism Development Agency, and Wei Qiu, Deputy Minister of the Publicity Department of the Chengdu Municipal Party Committee and Secretary of the Leading Party Members’ Group of the Chengdu Municipal Bureau of Culture, Broadcast-TV, and Tourism, were present and delivered speeches. The event was attended by distinguished guests and media reporters from the tourism, mass media, cultural and creative sectors of Paris.​

Chengdu has brought a giant panda-themed cultural and art exhibition to Europe for a culture-oriented travel promotion campaign. In his speech, Wei Qiu said Chengdu is a green and ecological city, a famous historical and cultural city, and a contemporary city of happiness. Chengdu has been a hub for Chinese and foreign exchanges ever since ancient times. A jewel of the Southwest Silk Road, it is one of the most vibrant and happy cities in China. This year and next, Chengdu will also usher in the International Horticultural Exposition and the World Games.

The “Giant Pandas Are Coming” themed art exhibition, with the theme of “There Are not Only Giant Pandas in Chengdu”, showcased photographs of giant pandas photographed by Mengqi Zhou, a well-known giant panda photographer, as well as Chinese paintings, Sichuan embroidery works, and exquisite cultural and creative products with the theme of giant pandas. Christian MANTEI, Chairman of the French Tourism Development Agency, stated that this promotion conference and the giant panda exhibition have strengthened mutual understanding between Chengdu and Paris in the domain of tourist culture. Chengdu’s giant pandas and unique humanistic charm will appeal to more French tourists for tours and sightseeing.

Featured Image - Paris ushers in "Giant Pandas" and invites French tourists with enthusiasm to take a walk on the street corners of Chengdu, China (Photo: Business Wire)

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