The Stockholm China Cultural Center unveiled its nameplate to the public in Stockholm’s city centre on 1 September, creating a new chapter for China-Sweden cultural exchanges. Chinese Ambassador to Sweden Chen Yuming attended the opening ceremony.
Speaking at the event, the ambassador stressed the China Cultural Center would bring Chinese culture, language and art to Sweden, boosting the exchanges and strengthening bilateral ties. The centre will provide opportunities for Swedish people to better understand China and will become the witness to the further development of China-Sweden relations.
A performance of the traditional Chinese musical instrument called Gu Zheng ( a 21-or 25-stringed plucked instrument in some ways similar to the zither) was given at the opening. As a gift for Swedish people the musicians performed Swedish pop group ABBA’s well-known song ‘I Have a Dream’.
Meanwhile, an oil painting exhibition featuring Chinese imagery and a photo exhibition, ‘The Photo Exhibition Celebrating the 66th anniversary of China-Sweden Diplomatic Relations’, are on display at the centre to mark the 66th anniversary of China-Sweden diplomatic ties.
‘Beyond Image: the Oil Paintings from China’, is held until 9 October, where 28 pieces of works from eight contemporary Chinese painters in different ages are showcased.
The photo exhibition features images showing the development of ties between the two nations in the field of politics, economy and culture.
The centre is be open to the public six days a week and a variety of cultural events, such as lectures, forums, exhibitions and performances, will be on offer.