Chinese envoy says 21st Century Maritime Silk Road will promote common development of Sri Lanka and China
A mega Chinese cultural exhibition titled ‘Silk Road Memory – NICE Choice Exhibition of Chinese Creative Cultural Products’ was recently held in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo.
“The cultural industry or the cultural creative industry has become a new growth force of the world economy and will lead the economic development in the future,” Ambassador Cheng Xueyuan has reportedly said.
According to the Chinese Xinhua news agency, the Ambassador has added that the exhibition taking Silk Road as its theme reflects the close bond between China and Sri Lanka as the Ancient Silk Road linked the two peoples.
“The 21st century Maritime Silk Road will promote the common development of our two countries,” the ambassador has been quoted as saying in Xinhua.
The exhibition displayed products in six thematic sections, namely Rhythm of Porcelain, Legend of Chinese Kung Fu, Beautiful Life, Festival Gifts, Dreaming about Dunhuang, and Digital China.
The recently held Chinese exhibition, ‘Silk Road Memory – NICE Choice Exhibition of Chinese Creative Cultural Products,’ is yet another event that marks the growing relations between Sri Lanka and China. As pointed out by the Chinese envoy in Sri Lanka, the two countries are currently working towards a common development agenda. Apart from Chinese and Sri Lankan business ventures/investors, other foreign companies could also explore avenues that would help them become stakeholders of this development agenda as well.
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