Fijian Delegation At Exhibition Of China’s Iconic River

A delegation from Fiji are in China to be part of a famous photo exhibition ‘Along the Great River’ – Yellow River Customs and Sceneries of China. The team were
12 May 2017 11:00
Fijian Delegation At Exhibition Of China’s Iconic River
Guests during the opening of the ‘Along the Great River’ – Yellow River Customs and Sceneries of China’ photo exhibition on May 10, 2017. Photo: China Cultural Centre in Fiji

A delegation from Fiji are in China to be part of a famous photo exhibition ‘Along the Great River’ – Yellow River Customs and Sceneries of China.

The team were at the opening of the exhibition on Wednesday.

Collin Yabaki, the director of Department of Heritage and Arts, and Merewalesi Vueti, the director of Library Services represent Government.

There are also representatives from different cultural organisations and institutions including Fiji Museum, Fiji Arts Council, Oceania Centre and Confucius Institute of USP, Library of USP, and Fiji-China Friendship Association.

Accompanying them are Gu Yu, the Deputy Chief of Commission from Chinese Embassy,  Deng Xianfu, the director of China Cultural Centre, and Zhang Songtao, the division chief from Cultural Department of Henan Province of China.

The exhibition is jointly sponsored by China Cultural Centre in Fiji and the Cultural Department of Henan province of China. It will continue until the end of this month.

Henan province is the partner province for China Cultural Centre in Fiji for 2017, and there will be much cultural co-operation between Fiji and Henan this year.

The exhibition delegation from Henan Province comprise members from the Cultural Department of Henan, Zhengzhou Municipal Cultural Bureau, Zhengzhou Municipal Library, Henan Cultural Museum, Henan Photography Association, and Henan Library for Youth and Children.

Henan province is the province in middle China, the capital city is Zhengzhou.


Chinese corner for public services

Later that afternoon, a meeting between Henan delegation and their Fijian counterparts was held.

An agreement was reached on donating both hard copies of books and four computers containing many digital books to the Library Services.

Henan province will have an area at the Library of the Library Services Department and establish a Chinese Corner, where people can read bilingual books in both Chinese and English and access the digital Chinese book resources.

Other agreements on providing assistance in setting up the Arts Gallery for Fiji Arts Council and the Children’s Corner at Fiji Museum have also been reached on the meeting.

The cultural exchange and communication between Fiji and China is becoming more frequent and efficient.

It will certainly further promote the friendship and understanding between the two peoples.


Preface for Along the Great River

Originating in the Bayan Har Mountains in Qinghai province of western China, Yellow River flows through Northern China and empties into the Bohai Sea at the east of China.

It winds more than 5000kms, boasting the second-longest river in China.

In the long history of China, Yellow River has bred China’s oldest civilisation, for this reason, it is also called the Mother River by Chinese people.

Along this great river, there are magnificent natural landscapes, cultural relics with thousands of years’ history and colorful ethnic customs, which attract the attention of people from China and other countries.

Photographers from China have created lots of works with the theme of Yellow River, which unfolded the natural attractions of Yellow River and the life of civilians.

We selected 80 photos from their works for this exhibition, and hope that the breeze from Yellow River can bring you a happy moment.

Source: China Cultural Centre in Fiji


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