Member of the Party Group of the Ministry of Culture and Vice Cultural Minister Xiang Zhaolun introduces Chinese culture to the audiences.
Member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee and Secretary of the CPC Changsha Municipal Committee Yi Lianhong calls for spurring economic and trade cooperation via culture collaboration, and enhancing regional exchange through intercity communication.
Vice Hunan Governor Xiang Lili introduces profound Hunan culture to the audience, including Laosicheng Site, Liye Ancient Town, Hunan (Xiang) Opera, and Flower Drum Opera.
Daegu Mayor Kwon Young-jin remarks that cultural exchange is a kind of communication that can cross borders.
Kyoto Vice Mayor Satoshi Uemura expects to innovate culture based on diversified East Asian cultures.
Changsha Vice Mayor Chen Zhong presides over the opening ceremony.
Heads of Daegu (South Korea), Changsha (China), and Kyoto (Japan) pour waters of the three cities’ mother rivers into one vessel.
Artists from the three cities join hands for an instrumental performance.
China’s martial arts performance stuns the audiences.
A fan dance of Daegu National Orchestra’s artists amazes the audiences.
Kyoto artists put on a tap dance.
The opening ceremony of the “East Asia City of Culture • 2017 Year of Changsha” was officially kicked off on April 19. The promo videos of Changsha, Kyoto, and Daegu cities, which are crowned “2017Culture City of East Asia”, were played on the occasion. Member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee and Secretary of the CPC Changsha Municipal Committee Yi Lianhong, Daegu Mayor Kwon Young-jin, and Kyoto Vice Mayor Satoshi Uemura, delivered speeches respectively. Changsha Vice Mayor Chen Zhong presided over the opening ceremony.
Waters of three cities’ mother rivers were poured into one vessel, which symbolized syncretization, collaboration, and communication among the three cities, and integrated development of East Asian cultures.
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Translator: Yu Jiangjiang
Chinese source: news.changsha.cn