To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, Chinese Embassy in Rwanda started a series of cultural activities called China Culture Month on Wednesday, aiming to let more ordinary Rwandan people better understand the Chinese culture.
Chinese Ambassador to Rwanda Sun Shuzhong said at the opening ceremony that China Culture Month is intended to present a real China to the people in this land of a thousand hills.
"I hope through this month's celebrations, more people will get to know China, its tradition, its modernity, its diversity and its road of development," Sun said.
China Culture Month will include Chinese bamboo and straw weaves exhibition, two photo expositions, a Chinese film week and performance by some Chinese artists.
Rwandan Sports and Culture Minister Joseph Habineza, who attended the opening ceremony, gave his congratulations for the activity. He said cultural exchange between China and Rwanda has been fruitful and the two sides can learn from each other.
(Xinhua News Agency September 17, 2009)