November 13th, 2020
Culture promotes coordinated development of Yangtze River Delta and Pearl River Delta
(From sznews.com) On November 8, during China International Import Expo, the 5th Asian Art & Finance Forum held the signing ceremony of strategic cooperation agreement between the Federation of World Musemus and the Asian Institute of Art & Finance. Both sides would work together to build “Hongqiao Innovation Community for Cultural Relics & Artworks and Financial Services” in Shanghai and “Qianhai World Museum Group” in Shenzhen so as to use the power of culture to promote the coordinated development of the Yangtze River Delta and the Pearl River Delta.
The Federation of World Museums and the Asian Institute of Art & Finance signs a strategic cooperation agreement
The 5th Asian Art & Finance Forum was jointly organized by UNESCO, China International Import Expo, Art Exhibitions China, Shanghai Hongqiao CBD Administrative Committee, the Asian Institute of Art & Finance, the Asia Pacific Exchange & Cooperation Foundation and other institutions. Nearly 200 guests from all over the world attended this forum, 38 guests delivered keynote speeches, and more than 250000 viewers watched it online.
Shimpei Matsushita, a member of House of Councillors of Japan and Chairmen of the Special Committee of Official Development Assistance and Related Matters (ODA) of House of Councillors of Japan, Hans d’Orville, former Assistant Director-General of UNESCO and Co-Chairman of the Federation of World Museums, Korn Dabbaransi, former Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand and President of Thai-Chinese Friendship Association, delivered video speeches respectively.
Guests deliver video speeches on the forum
Wei Jianguo, Vice Chairman of China Center for International Economic Exchanges and former Vice Minister of Commerce, and Prof. Mehri Madarshahi, a former senior UN official and Co-Chairwoman of Federation of World Museums, deliver written speeches respectively.
Wei Jianguo, former Vice Minister of Commerce, delivers a written speech
Min Shilin, Party Secretary and Executive Deputy Director of the Shanghai Hongqiao CBD Administrative Committee, Fan Yong, founder of the Asia Institute of Art & Finance, Xiao Wunan, Executive Vice Chairman of the Asia Pacific Exchange & Cooperation Foundation and Executive Chairman of the Federation of World Museums, delivered opening speeches respectively. In his speech, Xiao Wunan proposed that cultural power helps China’s industrial upgrading in an all-round way. The fifth plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Committee proposed to promote the prosperity and development of cultural undertakings and cultural industries, and improve the country’s cultural soft power. This is the basis for China to practice the “Four Matters of Confidence” and the fundamental guarantee for the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
Xiao Wunan, Executive Vice Chairman of APECF, delivers an opening speech
Asian Institute of Art & Finance is an independent higher education institution approved by the education department of Shanghai municipal government and established at the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone. It is the first art finance oriented educational institution with industrial depth and global breadth. Its vision is to become a business school of humanities, arts and finance with global influence.
The Federation of World Museums is a global organization. Its purpose is to promote exchanges and cooperation among museums, to serve the world more widely with the human civilization contained in museums,and to promote mutual understanding among different nationalities and regions.
Executive Editor: Zeng Shuqi