PHNOM PENH -- Cambodian and Chinese artists on Saturday jointly performed traditional dances, music, acrobatics and martial arts here to celebrate the 65th anniversary of diplomatic relations and the friendship year between the two countries.
Presented by artists from the Northwest Minzu University of China, the Royal University of Fine Arts and the Circus School of Cambodia, the glittering cultural show, held at the Chenla Theater, attracted some 600 spectators. (Malaysia-China-Book Fair)
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KUALA LUMPUR -- The opening ceremony for a series of events by China as the guest of honor on the 40th Kuala Lumpur International Book Fair (KLIBF) was held here on Saturday.
Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim, deputy head of the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee Zhang Jianchun, Malaysian Minister of Education Fadhlina Sidek and Chinese Ambassador to Malaysia Ouyang Yujing attended the event at the World Trade Center Kuala Lumpur. (Malaysia-China-Book Fair)
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ISLAMABAD -- The Global Development Initiative (GDI) proposed by China is aimed at accelerating the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by focusing on people-oriented development, Pakistani experts said.
The GDI promotes stronger, greener and healthier global development by revitalizing global development cooperation and partnerships with countries and organizations around the world, said the experts and academics at a webinar, which was organized by the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI), an Islamabad-based think tank, on Friday. (Pakistan-China-GDI)
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CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand -- University, secondary and primary school students from across New Zealand's South Island competed for Chinese proficiency in the annual "Chinese Bridge" Chinese Proficiency Competition held on Sunday.
Hosted by the Confucius Institute at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, the themes of the South Island final for the university, secondary and primary school groups are "Fly High with Chinese," "One World, One Family" and "Chinese, Joy &Fun!" respectively. (New Zealand-Chinese Bridge)