8-day Chinese film festival, photo exhibition begin in city

Dhaka – An eight-day Chinese film festival and photo exhibition began in the city on Tuesday as part of a series of programmes marking the ‘Year of Friendship and Year of Exchanges’ between Bangladesh and China, reports UNB.

Chinese Embassy in Dhaka, China Radio International (CRI), Bangladesh National Museum and Chinese Community living in Bangladesh in association with China Film Mohafejkhana, CRI-SMF Confucius classroom and China.com organised the event in an effort to make the cultural bonding between the two countries stronger.

Inaugurating the exhibition at the National Museum as the chief guest, Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu said the show of photos taken by the citizens of both the countries will present the good relationship between the two countries as both are development partners, strategic partners and cultural partners for a long time.

He expressed the hope that the China-Bangladesh relations will be better in the future.

Deputy Director of China International Radio South Broadcasting Centre Sun Ching Lee said, “Relations between Bangladesh and China have been strengthened over time with a long history. In today’s ceremony, photographers of Bangladeshis have presented China’s lifestyle and culture while Chinese photographers have clicked on the daily life, festival, lifestyle and culture of Bangladesh.”

Director of CRI Bangla Department Yu Guangyue was also present.

Earlier, a three-day pre-event photo exhibition was held from Thursday last that depicted lovely moments through Chinese and Bangladeshis friends’ cameras.

Bangladesh and China have dedicated 2017 as the ‘Year of Friendship and Exchanges’ between the two countries as they are now heading towards a ‘promising future’.

During Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Dhaka visit last year, Bangladesh and China agreed to strengthen cultural and people-to-people exchanges, and carry forward the traditional friendship between the two countries.

The photographic exhibition and Chinese film festival will continue till November 14.