Web Editor:International Daily
1. Chongqing Daily Overseas Version promoted Hechuan and Dazu, winning attention of domestic newspapers and online media
On March 28th, a piece of news titled “Chongqing Daily Overseas Version promoted Hechuan and Dazu, winning popularity and attention in 2014 Chinese Culture Festival” was published in some mainstream media of Chongqing, such as Chongqing Daily, Chongqing Evening News , Chongqing Morning News, Chongqing Commercial News, www.cqnews.net and cq.qq.com. Once published, this piece of news was following and reprinted by some portal websites in China, including people.cn, 163.com, ifeng.com, eastday.com and xinmin.cn.
2014 the 4th Chinese Culture Festival, which was jointly hosted by International Daily News, California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), Hu’nan University of China, and co-organized by the Chongqing Daily Overseas Version, was held in California from March 10th to March 14th. During the five-day culture week, Chongqing Hechuan Diaoyu Fortress promotion exhibition for applying for world heritage and Chongqing Dazu Rock Carvings world heritage promotion exhibition, which are mainly recommended by Chongqing Daily Overseas Version, appeared as the title projects, displaying Chongqing’s time-honored cultural deposits to visitors of various races from Los Angeles.
Chongqing Daily Overseas Version effectively conveyed the voice and information of Chongqing to the world through promotional activities concerning local features. “Hechuan, full of heavy human history, is the birthplace of Ba culture.” The U.S. International Daily News made the key introduction of Hechuan’s history and culture surrounding Diaoyu Fortress and Laitan Ancient Town in the headline position of its California News Edition.
In the aspect of report concerning Dazu Rock Carvings, “Dazu Rock Carvings presents citizens in Los Angeles who are from different races but live together in harmony that the nationality of Chinese culture is closely linked with the globalization in people’s eye”, described by U.S. International Daily News.
According to Chris Chu, the executive president and general editor of International Daily News, Chongqing Daily Overseas Version is an authoritative platform to publicize Chongqing’s economic, cultural and social development and achievements, as well as a bridge and a tie between Chongqing and the world. It is engaged in displaying the various developing results in Chongqing to foreign countries. It is the “diplomacy” card of Chongqing, the best information source for foreign businessmen, and the greatest travel guide.
(Photo: The site of Hechuan and Dazu promotion exhibitions, the title projects in 2014 the 4th Chinese Culture Festival.)
2. Paintings of nine painters from China and France debut to present the culture, art and history exchanges between the two countries
This year is the fiftieth anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and France. The cultural exchanges between the two countries become closer with the advancing of the bilateral relations. On the afternoon of April 1st, nearly 100 pieces of oil paintings of eight Chongqing-born artists and one French artist were exhibited in Chongqing Art Museum in Jiefangbei. The exhibiting works of this French artist have been displayed in Pairs, together with Picasso’s paintings.
As early as more than one hundred years ago, China and France have established the exchanges in cultural and artistic fields, including fine arts. In modern China, many Chinese went to France to learn the fine arts and attained outstanding achievements, such people as Xu Beihong, Liu Haisu, Lin Fengmian, Liu Kaiqu, Wu Zuoren, Wu Guanzhong, Zhao Wuji and Zhu Dequn.
Themed on “Sino-French Painting Art Exchange”, the “8+1 Sino-French Artists’ Paintings Exhibition” displays the works of eight Chongqing artists, including Chen Jingwei, Feng Junxiong, He Guoping, Shao Changyi, Tang Liang, Yang Li, Zhai Yusheng, Zheng Ke, and one French artist ---the 80-year-old Claude Lesur. This exhibition is not only an exploration in field of Sino-French art, culture and academics, but also is an opportunity for the discussion and exchanges in history, customs and traditions.
It is learned that Ms. Lesur not only had close connection with the famous Chinese painter living in France --- Zhang Chongren in her early ages, but also established good friendship (relying on the introduction of her son, Arlux Raymond) with Chongqing-born architect living in France --- Zheng Ke. Mr. Zheng mentioned his hometown Chongqing for many times to Ms. Lesur, talking about the mountains and waters, the famous hotpot, villages, Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts and the young people loving art in Chongqing. Since then, Ms. Lesur has hoped that her works can be displayed in Chongqing some day.
Mr. Zheng said many visitors might feel unfamiliar with Lesur, but her works were very worth visit. In 1960s, her works were exhibited together with Picasso’s works in Paris. 11 of her oil paintings are displayed in the exhibition this time.
According to curator Wei Dong, among the eight artists in Chongqing, Shao Changyi and Feng Junxiong are teachers in high-level arts academies, while the other six are mainly working in such fields as stage art, architecture, landscape design, space-based and graphic design. Their works have their respective characteristics. At the beginning of this July, all the exhibiting artists in China will visit France to carry out deep-level art and culture exchanges with Ms. Lesur, and hold the same themed exhibition in Musee Matisse in Paris.
8. Chongqing online broadcast and TV station puts online
Chongqing online broadcast and TV station universal online & Chongqing online broadcast and TV alliance launching ceremony has been held in Chongqing Grand Theatre on March 26. After Chongqing online broadcast and TV station put online, it will integrate multiple media such as broadcast, TV, website, mobile phone and cover various communication forms such as word, image, video and audio to be full-media.
After Chongqing online broadcast and TV put online, its owned media platforms include 1 TV station (Chongqing online broadcast and TV station), 1 web (Chongqing broadcast and TV group official website www.cbg.cn), 2 mobile phone TV platforms (CTV handheld Chongqing mobile phone terminal and CMMB handheld TV), as well as Internet TV such as IPTV. (Yang Ruowen)