Chinese embassy to host exhibition

The Chinese embassy has organised a one-week Chinese bamboo and straw weaves exhibition, as part of the series of events in what they called the China culture month. The exhibition scheduled to start on September 16, will also showcase 70 photographs taken in Rwanda and cultural heritage sceneries by Chinese professional photographers.
Chinese Diplomat shows a local journalist some of the Bamboo artcraft pieces to be exhibited. (Photo E Mutara)
Chinese Diplomat shows a local journalist some of the Bamboo artcraft pieces to be exhibited. (Photo E Mutara)

The Chinese embassy has organised a one-week Chinese bamboo and straw weaves exhibition, as part of the series of events in what they called the China culture month.

The exhibition scheduled to start on September 16, will also showcase 70 photographs taken in Rwanda and cultural heritage sceneries by Chinese professional photographers.

“A bamboo is a symbol of noble qualities due to its strength while the grass symbolise sentiments due to its toughness beneath its elasticity,” said Sun Shuzhong, the Chinese Ambassador to Rwanda, emphasising that both objects bear great significance in the Chinese culture.

Shuzhong said bamboo and straw weaves in China have become some of the major income earners for many Chinese over thousands of years.

The envoy also said the bilateral ties between the two states have steadily grown over the years since 1971.

According to Shi Mingming, who is in charge of political affairs at the Chinese embassy, the 70 photographs will also be exhibited in Beijing, China as part of culture exchange between the two countries.

Joseph Habineza the Minister of Culture and Sports, told The New Times yesterday that there is much to benefit from the Rwanda-China cultural exchange.

The major areas of cooperation between China and Rwanda include agriculture, infrastructural development, health and education.

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