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The 5th China (Xiangtan) Qi Baishi International Culture & Art Festival Starts

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On the evening of November 26, the 5th China (Xiangtan) Qi Baishi International Culture & Art Festival began in Xiangtan City, Hunan. The photo above shows the opening ceremony.
 
Xu Dazhe, deputy secretary of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee and Hunan governor, introduces Hunan’s cultural undertakings development to Su Hui, vice-chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and president of the Central Committee of Taiwan Alliance.
 
On the evening of November 26, the 5th China (Xiangtan) Qi Baishi International Culture & Art Festival opened in Xiangtan City, Hunan. Su Hui, vice-chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and president of the Central Committee of Taiwan Alliance, announced its opening. Xu Dazhe, deputy Secretary of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee and Hunan governor, attended the opening ceremony and introduced Hunan’s development of cultural undertakings.
 
Cai Zhenhong, Standing Committee member and Publicity Department director of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee, delivered a speech. Vice-governor Wu Guiying presided over the ceremony.
 
Governor Xu Dazhe mentioned that, Qi Baishi International Culture & Art Festival is a grand national, and also Hunan’s, culture and art event. Great efforts would be made in the following aspects:
·utilizing the festival to further explore Hunan’s unique cultural charm;
·learning from modern cultural achievements at home and abroad while inheriting and promoting fine traditional culture, so as to enhance the prosperity in both culture and art;
·creating Hunan’s own cultural brands, and speeding up the pace of the change from a major cultural province to a cultural powerhouse;
·strengthening the integration of culture and tourism, and achieving the coordinated development of cultural undertakings, cultural industries, and economy and society, so as to accelerate Hunan’s high-quality development.
 
Cai Zhenhong said, after ten-year’s efforts, China (Xiangtan) Qi Baishi International Culture & Art Festival has played an important role in showcasing and promoting Hunan culture to the world; and accelerating the construction of Hunan into a cultural powerhouse.
 
The art festival has six major activities:
·Opening ceremony & Qi Baishi Arts Work Appreciation;
·Qi Baishi’s Original Works Exhibition (housed in the Palace Museum);
·Modern Famous Painters’ and Calligraphers’ Works Exhibition & ‘Beautiful Xiangtan’ Painting and Calligraphic Works Exhibition;
·The 5th China (Xiangtan) Qi Baishi International Culture & Art Festival Outstanding Cultural and Creative Works Exhibition;
·Exploration of Baishi’s Origin; and,
·Flower-drum Opera ‘Qi Baishi’.
 
This article is from Hunan Provincial Government. www.enghunan.gov.cn.
 
Translator: Fang Qi
 
Chinese source: hunan.gov.cn