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China Cultural Center in Budapest Opens Its Doors with a Special Exhibition

MTI-Hungary Today 2024.06.21.

The China Cultural Center in Zugló, 14th District of Budapest, opened its doors to the public on Thursday with a photography exhibition titled “Silk Road’s Reflection – China Through the Eyes of Hungarian Photographers.”

Jin Hao, the director of the center, noted that after years of careful preparation, the institution is open to the public from Thursday, and those interested can view the photo exhibition, presenting the everyday life of Shanghai and Suzhou regions through the eyes of seven Hungarian photographers.

Photo via MTI/Lakatos Péter

Today we are giving another sign of Hungarian-Chinese friendship and long-term mutual appreciation,”

stressed outgoing Culture Minister János Csák at the event, adding that the opening of the institution is another milestone in Hungarian-Chinese cooperation, which in addition to culture also extends to economy, trade, and finance. The politician said that Hungarians and the Chinese are both proud of their identities, are able to reflect on themselves, and are curious about the world.

“I am sure that this institution will play an important role in helping Hungarians learn more about Chinese culture, just as the Liszt Institute in Beijing and the Hungarian consulates in China help to introduce Hungarian culture to the Chinese people,” he underlined.

János Csák (L) and China’s Ambassador to Hungary, Gong Tao. Photo via MTI/Lakatos Péter

Gong Tao, China’s Ambassador to Hungary, recalled that the China Cultural Center in Budapest has always received the full support of the Hungarian government during the many years of planning and preparation since its establishment in 2020.

He stressed that the two nations have great respect for each other’s culture and history, and their friendship has been strong for a long time. He expressed the hope that

the opening of the center would contribute to further strengthening cultural and economic ties between the two countries.

The new nameplate of the center. Photo via MTI/Lakatos Péter

Last year’s cooperation between the China Cultural Center in Budapest and the Association of Hungarian Photographers made it possible for seven Hungarian photographers to travel to China to gain insight into the country’s development. During their trip, they captured the modern and traditional landscapes of the Shanghai and Suzhou regions, the everyday life, cultural customs, and spiritual heritage of the people living there. The opening ceremony also included the unveiling of the institution’s new nameplate.

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Via MTI; Featured image via MTI/Lakatos Péter

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