The China Cultural Center in Kuala Lumpur officially opened in the capital of Malaysia, on January 19. With the Opening of the 2020 China-Malaysia Year of Culture and Tourism, the establishment of the Kuala Lumpur China Cultural Center opens a new page for enhancing mutual understanding and friendship between the two peoples, deepening pragmatic cooperation and promoting the development of China-Malaysia Friendly Relations.

More than 100 Guests, including Zhang Xu, Chinese Vice Minister of Culture & Tourism; Bai Tian, Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary of China to Malaysia; Saraya bint Arbi and Dato’ Yean Yoke Heng, Deputy Secretary General of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture of Malaysia attended the Opening Ceremony.

China Cultural Center
Photo: China Cultural Center, Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia.

In his speech, Zhang Xu, Chinese Vice Minister of Culture & Tourism said the deep friendship between China and Malaysia dates back to ancient times.

He said the establishment of the China Cultural Center in Kuala Lumpur is not only to implement the consensus between leaders of the two countries, but also an important achievement in the development of bilateral relations in the new era, marking the two countries’ humanities exchanges entering a new stage.

He said he hoped that the China Cultural Center in Kuala Lumpur will become a new window for Malaysian friends to understand China’s outstanding traditional culture, better serve the Belt & Road Initiative, and create a better atmosphere for promoting mutual benefit and win-win between China, Malaysia and among ASEAN countries.

Dato’ Yean Yoke Heng, Deputy Secretary General of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture of Malaysia attended and read the congratulatory letter on behalf of Malaysian minister Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi.

He said the 2020 China-Malaysia Year of Culture and Tourism will become a new milestone in promoting bilateral relations between the two countries and towards active and substantive cooperation.

The establishment of the China Cultural Center in Kuala Lumpur will not only promote more cultural exchange activities between the two countries in the future and strengthen the relationship between the two countries but will benefit the people of the two countries and become an important engine for promoting cultural exchanges and friendship between the two countries.

During the event, guests from both sides watched wonderful performances by Chinese and Malaysian musicians. Image of China, a curated exhibition of works collected by the National Academy of Chinese Paintings, showcases works of 41 artists. Guests from both countries viewed the exhibition and experienced the unique charm of Chinese ink art at close range.

The Kuala Lumpur China Cultural Center was established in 2018 and officially opened on Jan 19, 2020.

The Centre is in the centre of Kuala Lumpur, with a total area of about 1,200 Square Meters

Through events such as cultural activities, humanities dialogues, industrial promotion, and tourism promotion, the centre is committed to becoming a platform to help Malaysians understand China and recognise China.