The Inaugural Australia-China Cultural Dialogue and Annual Conference of Association of Asia Pacific Performing Arts Centres (AAPPAC) were held in Adelaide from 27th to 30th September. Invited by the organiser, Director Zhao Li took part in both of the events as a guest speaker.
Attended by some of Australia and China’s leading arts administrators, officials from the Department of Communications and the Arts (Australia) and Ministry of Culture (China), the dialogue aims to further improve and enrich channels as well as forms of cultural exchange and cooperation.
“Through cooperations with local government, cultural, art and academic institutions, cultural festivals and local schools, China Cultural Centre in Sydney has provided ample opportunities for different groups of Australian audiences to get to know China and its culture, also contributing to the multiculturalism of local society”, said Zhao Li at the Inaugural Australia-China Cultural Dialogue.
Invited by the Adelaide Festival Centre, Director Zhao also participated in the AAPPAC Annual Conference on 29th September.
Speaking as one of the panelists on the forum titled “International Engagement”, she shared her insights as to how to deepen exchange and cooperation by utilising mechanisms and networks, citing practical experiences of China Cultural Centre in Sydney as an example.
She also pointed out the importance of applying modern communication means so as to establish an innovative way of idea exchange and resource sharing platform.
In the“Adelaide Consensus” concluded and released as a product of the Inaugural Australia-China Cultural Dialogue, it was announced that the 2nd Australia-China Cultural Dialogue would be held in concurrence with the Annual Conference of AAPPAC in autumn 2017 in Guangzhou, China.