On the 27th of May, Mr. Li Huaxin, Consul General of China in Sydney, visited the China Cultural Centre in Sydney during its initial trial operation.
Accompanied by Mrs. Zhao Li, Director of the China Cultural Centre, Mr. Li Huaxin visited the photographic exhibition of “When China Meets Australia”, currently being held in the Centre. In addition, Mr. Li was also shown other facilities such as the multipurpose hall, the classrooms, and the library.
During the visit, Mrs. Zhao Li gave a detailed introduction of the Centre. Mrs. Zhao Li said that, as an official overseas cultural organisation established by the Chinese government,the China Cultural Centre in Sydney was dedicated to promoting the awareness and appreciation of Chinese culture and art through cultural events and activities, thereby further enhancing the relationship and deepening mutual understanding between China and Australia. She also introduced the Centre’s mission, functions and working methods, and reported the working plan for the second half of the year.
Mr. Li Huaxin highly praised the China Cultural Centre in Sydney, giving his best wishes for the future and expressing the desire for the Cultural Centre to function as an important bridge and platform. He also hoped the China Cultural Centre would cooperate with the Confucius Institute, as well as other Chinese and foreign organisations, in order to better promote Chinese culture.
Mr. Zhai Deyu, Cultural Counselor of the General Consulate of China in Sydney, was also present during the visit.