Promotions of Chinese culture abroad

By Li Hongrui | | 2017-09-21 06:08

Promotions of Chinese culture abroad

Performances featured at the 2017 Meet in Beijing Arts Festival. [Photo/China Daily]

Meet in Beijing Arts Festival

Meet in Beijing Arts Festival is a large-scale international festival hosted by China's Ministry of Culture, Beijing Municipality Government and the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television. The festival was inaugurated in 2000 and held annually from late April to the end of May.

In May 2000, Meet in Beijing Arts Festival made its debut and attracted 38 groups of artists, large and small, from 24 countries around the world. These artists offered the audience of Beijing, as well as other parts of China, 109 stage performances, 6 outdoor shows and 6 art exhibitions.

After 15 successive sessions, Meet in Beijing has developed into a comprehensive international arts festival that has presented diverse and fabulous cultures and arts through performances by more than 30,000 artists and 1,000 art troupes from 115 countries and regions to over 4 million Chinese audience.

The event in 2016 saw more than 400 artists from 25 countries join 400 Chinese performers to stage more than 100 performances and two theme exhibitions in Beijing.

In 2017, 400 artists and 23 troupes from 21 countries and regions gave about 100 performances and exhibitions during the event.

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