January 18th, 2015

"Bridge" - The first event on building dialogue between eastern and western civilizations held in Beijing

APECF Executive Vice Chairman Xiao Wunan delivers a speech.

Mr. Cristobal Gabarron

At the event

January 18 (people.cn) – "Bridge"-the first event for building the dialogue between eastern and western cultures and "the dialogue with world renowned contemporary artist Mr. Cristobal Gabarron" was held at Beijing Parkview Green Art Gallery. This activity was held to commemorate the 70th founding anniversary of the United Nations, publicizing and promoting the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

Mr. Cristobal Gabarron's artist, his artworks are collected and permanently displayed in many world famous cities, enjoying worldwide recognition. The Cristobal Gabarron Foundation and the Asia Pacific Exchange & Cooperation Foundation will jointly hold large-scale exhibitions on the United Nations' 70th anniversary in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and other cities. This activity is a part of a large-scale series of activities.

The event organizer, the Asia Pacific Exchange & Cooperation Foundation, actively promotes the development of bilateral relations between China and the countries in the world, and aims to boosts regional economic and cultural cooperation. APECF has far-reaching influence on China's foreign exchanges and cooperation, and implemented many projects with worldwide impact. In his address, APECF Executive Vice Chairman Xiao Wunan said on the occasion of the United Nations' 70th anniversary, APECF will hold a series of events, which aim to build multicultural communication platform and mechanism to let Chinese culture go global, leveraging the soft power of Chinese culture.

Nearly 100 attendees were from the United Nations, the European Union, foreign embassies and representatives of domestic and foreign art and culture circles. The participants unanimously agreed that through art, the soft power of nations can be vividly expressed, which is beneficial practice to "humanistic diplomacy, public diplomacy, peripheral diplomacy and people-to-people diplomacy", and will become a genuine "bridge" for international cultural exchanges.