[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Ministry of Culture Youth and Sport in collaboration with the China Photographers Association launched “Chinese Dream” photographic exhibition at the Guyana National Museum.
The 35 pictures on display represent the positive achievements made by multi-sectors of china, such as the economy, society, politics, culture and ecology.
During brief remarks at the launch on Monday, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr. Frank Anthony stated that such collaboration represents the strengthening of Guyana’s bilateral relations with China and other countries. Similar ventures have seen the Ministry hosting musicians and cultural groups from India and Argentina.
Minister Anthony added that the event presented a good opportunity for the Chinese and Guyanese photographers to interact and share experiences.
Over the years, there have been a number of interactions between Guyanese and Chinese, one of which is the opening of the Confucius Institute at the University of Guyana. This, the minister said, was welcomed as it solidifies education in Chinese language and culture.
While there has been evident growth in Chinese presence in Guyana, Minister Anthony pointed out that Guyana’s Consulate in China headed by Professor David Dabydeen is also doing notable work on Guyana’s behalf.
The Minister related that in January 2015, Professor Dabydeen will be launching one of his books in Mandarin. Meanwhile, in Guyana, one of the Guyana Classics – The Chinese in British Guiana by Sir Cecil Clementi is being translated into Chinese.
These ventures, Minister Anthony emphasised will help both countries to better appreciate each other. He expressed gratitude to the Chinese Embassy and the Chinese Photographers Association for facilitating this venture.
Meanwhile, China’s Ambassador to Guyana, Zhang Limin explained that at the last minute the Chinese Photographers Association could not make the journey to Guyana because of flight challenges. Nevertheless, he is grateful that the exhibition is still being held.
The Ambassador acknowledged the relations between Guyana and China, noting that after establishing international ties over 42 years ago, the two countries have experienced progress in all areas. He noted that many Chinese and companies have been coming and investing is Guyana’s thriving economy.
Speaking on the exhibition, the Ambassador explained that the pictures capture the harmonic existence between humans and nature. [GINA]