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“Chongqing Culture Week” Activity Will be Held in Düsseldorf.

In order to celebrate the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Germany, “2012 Düsseldorf Chongqing Culture Week” activity will be held from June 16 to June 22 in Düsseldorf. This is the largest comprehensive cultural exchange activity which Chongqing has held in Germany up to now.     

This year is the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between China and Germany so that the two governments decide to hold “Chinese Cultural Year” in Germany. This “China-Germany Cultural Year” activity has the largest scale, the most involved projects and the largest influence area, which China ever has held in Germany since the two countries developed diplomatic relations. “Chongqing Culture Week” is an important part of “China-Germany Cultural Year”.
“June 16 is China Day in Düsseldorf. Düsseldorf will hold China Festival and Chongqing cultural delegation is the main activity team.” Liu Minghua, deputy director general of Chongqing Bureau of Culture, said that “Chongqing Culture Week” would be opened on June 16. In the opening ceremony, Chongqing and Düsseldorf will sign several cultural exchange agreements.

In the following week, Chongqing acrobatic troupe will perform the acrobatics show “Red Dancing Shoes” seven times at Düsseldorf Opera House etc. Intangible cultural heritage with Chongqing feature will be shown during the culture week, such as Liangping Woodcut, Sugar Painting, Huangyang Woodcarving, Sichuan “Changing Face” Opera and Throwing Sand Painting and Qijiang Farmers’ Prints, as well as “City, Civilization—Pictures about Chongqing” which reflects modern Chongqing. This will offer local citizens a cultural feast with perfect Chongqing style.
In addition, during Chongqing culture week, Chongqing Library will donate books to Düsseldorf Library Chinese and set up “Windows of Chongqing” in this library. Professor Liu Minghua will deliver a cultural and academic speech titled in “World-wide Chongqing” at Düsseldorf Confucius Institute.  Düsseldorf is a sister city of Chongqing. Two cities prepare well for the Culture Week and Chongqing finally decides to send a cultural delegation of 54 persons to Düsseldorf. Liu Minghua said that Chongqing Culture Week would expand the influence of Chongqing in Germany and improve mutual cooperation in economy, trade, culture and other fields. ”

   

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