ACC Representatives Attended the 2021 Hehe Culture Global Forum

source:ASEAN-China Centre Chinese

On 9 December 2021, the 2021 Hehe (Harmonious Coexistence) Culture Global Forum was held in Tiantai county of Taizhou city, Zhejiang province, jointly hosted by China International Communication Group (CICG), Information Office of the Zhejiang Provincial Government and the Taizhou City Government. Domestic and foreign guests including Mr. Du Zhanyuan, President of CICG, Ms. Wu Jing, Vice Chairman of Zhejiang Provincial CPPCC and Yukio Hatoyama, former Prime Minister of Japan and Chairman of the East Asian Community Institute addressed the opening ceremony, which was presided over by Mr. Lu Cairong, Vice President of CICG. About 150 people including political dignitaries, diplomatic envoys to China, international organisations representatives, international sinologists, representatives of think tanks, media and multinational enterprises, and experts and scholars in various fields from countries including China, Japan, Republic of Korea, France and Malaysia attended the seminar.

Under the theme of this year's forum “Hehe Culture and the Community with A Shared Future for Mankind”, three parallel sessions were held on such subjects as promoting harmony and common prosperity for inclusive development, overcoming difficulties with solidarity for win-win cooperation and pursuing common development in harmony to build an ecological culture. Mr. Arianto Surojo, Director of the Information and Public Relations Division (IPRD) of the ASEAN-China Centre (ACC) and Mr. Fang Qiang, Deputy Director of IPRD, were invited to speak at parallel sessions. In the addresses, they briefed the audience about ASEAN-China cooperation in responding to COVID-19 and promoting ecological culture, as well as the positive role played by ACC in this regard.

The Forum also held "Hehe Culture International Center" awarding ceremony and other activities. Starting from 2022, the Forum will host international conferences and related activities every year to promote cultural exchanges among different countries and mutual learning among civilisations.