On 26 September 2017, the delegation of “Diplomatic Officials of ASEAN Countries in China Embracing Zhejiang” visited Xiangshan campus of China Academy of Arts. H.E. Ms. Magdalene Teo, Ambassador of Brunei Darussalam to China, H.E. Mr. Piriya Khempon, Ambassador of Thailand to China, H.E. Mr. Yu Hongyao, representative of China Public Diplomacy Association (CPDA) and former Ambassador of China to Mongolia and the Maldives, H.E. Mme. Yang Xiuping, Secretary-General of ASEAN-China Centre(ACC), Mr. Tean Samnang, Consul-General of Cambodia in Shanghai, Mr. Ong Chong Hang, Acting Consul-General of Singapore in Shanghai, and representatives from Embassies and Consulates-General of Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines and Viet Nam, attended the event.
The delegation listened to the briefing on Xiangshan campus made by Mr. Wang Zan, Vice President of China Academy of Art, watched the exhibition of garden art and shadow play in the folk art museum and experienced Chinese calligraphy. With the guidance and help of the teachers and students of the academy, the delegation made their own works of calligraphy and signed their names at the long calligraphy scroll together in a warm atmosphere. The delegation spoke highly of the beautiful environments and strong artistic atmosphere of China Academy of Arts and wished to further the learning and understanding of Chinese culture.