Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong addresses an awarding ceremony for contribution to cultural exchange of foreign institutions and personnel, in Beijing, China, April 28, 2014. (Xinhua/Ding Lin)
BEIJING, April 28 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong on Monday presented awards to foreign agencies and friendly personage that have contributed to cultural exchanges between China and the world.
Liu said the winners of Cultural Exchange Contribution Award have disseminated excellent Chinese culture to the world and promoted mutual understanding and friendship between Chinese people and people around the world.
She said China has attached great importance to cultural exchange and cooperation with other countries.
After the award ceremony, Liu attended the opening concert of the 14th Beijing Arts Festival at the concert hall of the National Center for the Performing Arts, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of China-France diplomatic ties.