Summit held to promote cross-Strait cultural exchange

A culture summit was held over the weekend in Jinshan District for officials and famous cultural figures across the Strait to exchange ideas on cultural inheritance and creativity.

A culture summit was held over the weekend in Jinshan District for officials and famous cultural figures across the Strait to exchange ideas on cultural inheritance and creativity.

It was the first Global Views Culture Summit to be held as a platform for cross-Strait cultural communication.

Long Mingbiao, director of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, said cultural cooperation between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan had never stopped despite the complicated changes in cross-Strait relations in recent years.

“The profound Chinese culture is the strongest tie that connects the two sides of the Strait,” he said. “Inheriting and promoting splendid Chinese culture is a historical responsibility shared by both sides.”

“We will continue to enhance support for cross-Strait exchanges in culture and other areas and keep expanding and deepening cross-Strait economic and cultural exchange and communication,” he added.

Long also extended his wishes that business starters and young students can enjoy development opportunities in the culture industry on the mainland, and strengthen cultural cooperation and innovation across the Strait.

Hau Lung-pin, vice chairman of the Kuomintang party, said it’s an unalterable fact that the sides of the Strait are both Chinese and that developing culture is important for the recognition of Chinese culture on both sides.

Charles H.C. Kao, co-founder of Global Views – Commonwealth Publishing Group in Taiwan, Yu Qiuyu, famous mainland writer, and Pai Hsien-yung, known for his efforts in promoting Kunqu Opera, also attended the summit and shared their views.

A cafeteria named after Global Views was also unveiled during the summit, where people can read books, communicate and organize events.

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