'Experience China' launched in Australia

By Li Xiaohua and Zhang Lulu
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The "Experience China" program, a project to spread awareness about Chinese culture initiated by China's State Council Information Office, launched its Australian tour in Melbourne on Nov. 16. The day also marked the opening of an exhibition of Chinese books in Australia.

The "Experience China" program launched its Australian tour in Melbourne on Nov. 16. Cui Yuying (left), vice minister of China's State Council Information Office, delivered a speech during the ceremony. [China.org.cn/Li Xiaohua]


Cui Yuying, vice minister of China's State Council Information Office, Beverley Pinder-Mortimer, a Councilor for the city of Melbourne, and Huang Guobin, China's Deputy Consul General in Melbourne, attended the ceremony.

The SCIO presented the Melbourne city government with a gift of 2,000 books about various aspects of China's culture and history. The books, written in both Chinese and English, will be distributed to the public libraries throughout the city.

"Cultural communication and exchange helps deepen understanding and trust between China and Australia. Melbourne is a world-famous city as well as the cultural capital of Australia. I believe that books with Eastern elements and Chinese characteristics will help libraries in Melbourne disseminate Chinese culture," Cui Yuying said.

Melbourne Councilor Pinder-Mortimer thanked the SCIO for the books and stated that she believed they would bring both knowledge and pleasure to Melbourne citizens.

During the ceremony, Deputy Consul General Huang Guobin also said, "There is a large Chinese community in Melbourne, and now there is a Mandarin fever. The books will help deepen the friendship and understanding between Melbourne citizens and the Chinese people."

The book exhibition will be held in bookstores in Melbourne and Sydney.

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