Chinese Culture Showcased on Youth Open Day
A lifelike image of panda cut from traditional Chinese red paper, a Chinese knot delicately knit with colorful strings, and a quick sketch of one's portrait by brush and ink----these are the things that fascinated Maltese young visitors to the Chinese Cultural Center on 6th May, the Youth Open Day, one of the highlight programs celebrating the 2011 China-EU Youth Year. Co-organized by the Chinese Embassy and the Maltese Youth Agency, this event was set in the Chinese Cultural Center with an aim to showcase Chinese culture to Maltese youth and to enhance the understanding and friendship between the two peoples.
Addressing visitors at the event, HE. Mr. Zhang Keyuan, the Chinese Ambassador to Malta, reviewed the strong bonds that exist between the two nations and stressed the importance of youth exchange to China-Malta relations. He encourage the young Maltese visitors to get to know China and Chinese culture better and be a harbinger in spreading the friendship of the two countries among wider public.
Dr Clyde Puli, the Parliamentary Secretary for Youth and Sport, echoed the message by calling on Maltese youth to engage themselves in learning more about China and contributing their due share to further development of the excellent relations between China and Malta. He wished the EU-China Youth Year a great success.
Apart from traditional Chinese art display, the Cultural Center also offered a variety of other activities such as a photo exhibition titled 'Malta through Chinese Eyes', a video show on the history of China-Malta relations, as well as a knowledge contest on China, etc.