The 4th Silk Road International Arts Festival to be Held on September 7th, 2017

2017-08-29 16:36:53 , Source : The Government Website of Shaanxi Province

On September 7th, 2013, President Xi Jinping proposed the conception of jointly constructing ‘the Silk Road Economic Belt’. Then, in October 2013, President xi jinping put forward building the 21st century maritime silk road during his visit to southeast Asian countries. With the support and guidance of Ministry of Culture , Shaanxi Provincial Department of Culture actively carried out effective work and launched the application of the Silk Road International Arts Festival in time according to the guide line of ‘constructing the new starting point of the Silk Road Economic Belt with the priority of culture’. Then on September 5, 2014, the Central Government finally approved the Silk Road International Arts Festival and Shaanxi is the hosting Province. It is held every year.

The Silk Road International Arts Festival is the first national comprehensive arts festival focusing on the Silk Road. The Silk Road International Arts Festival is hosted by Ministry of Culture and Shaanxi Provincial People’s Government and organized by Shaanxi Provincial Department of Culture. The Festival is in conform to the "Belt and Road Initiative”, inherits the value of ‘Peace, Harmony, Cooperation’, focuses on the three themes of ‘the Silk Road as its Core, Chinese Culture and International Elements' and plays an active role in terms of cultural exchange, and enhances the bond between different peoples.

After held for three consecutive years, the number of the country and region taking part in the silk road international arts festival has jumped from the first session 30, the second 62, the third 80, to 106 this year. The activity forms become richer and art categories are more complete. The festival’s internationalism, persistence and uniqueness have been further manifested. The Silk Road International Arts Festival has become an important platform for international cultural exchange to carry forward the spirits of the Silk Road and enhance cultural exchange.

On September 7th, 2017, we are going to see the 4th Silk Road International Arts Festival and let us wait quietly for the arrival of domestic and overseas artists at the starting point of the ancient Silk Road and share the new round of cultural feast… In the new period of transcendence in shaanxi, let us make new contributions to build up cultural confidence, stick to cultural priority, carry forward Chinese spirits and create a cultural Shaanxi.

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