On July 27th, the Chinese Culture, Tourism, and Food Promotion Event was successfully held in the capital of India, New Delhi. This event was organized by the Chinese Embassy in India and the India CD Foundation, co-hosted by the Chinese Tourism Office in New Delhi, with the aim of promoting the Global Civilization Initiative, enhancing cultural and tourism exchanges between China and India, strengthening cooperation and dialogue in the fields of culture and humanities, enriching the content of exchanges, expanding cooperation channels in various sectors, and promoting mutual understanding and friendship between the peoples of the two countries.
Minister Counselor Wang Xinming of the Chinese Embassy in India attended the event and delivered a speech. By reviewing the historical stories of cultural exchanges and mutual learning between China and India, he introduced the concept of "inclusive coexistence and mutual learning of different civilizations" as highlighted in the "Global Civilization Initiative", emphasizing its irreplaceable role in promoting the modernization process of human society and flourishing the world civilization garden. He also introduced China's culture and tourism resources. More than 60 attendees participated in the event, including the High Commissioner of Malta to India, diplomatic officials from the UK, Belarus, Brazil, and other countries, government officials from India's departments of imports and exports, postal services, spices, as well as personnel from India's cultural, tourism, banking industries, and media reporters.
The promotion event set up a cultural corner with distinctive Chinese characteristics to showcase artworks such as Chinese porcelain and calligraphy works featuring verses by Tagore in both Chinese and English. It also played Chinese tourism promotional videos and traditional Chinese music. A knowledge-based quiz about Chinese culture and tourism was held, and attendees were gifted a promotional brochure and souvenirs about Chinese tourism and Chinese culture. Guests were invited to experience Chinese culinary culture and enjoy performances by Indian artists singing songs that praise cultural exchanges and the profound friendship between China and India. Many local media outlets conducted interviews and report to cover the event.