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Belt & Road Cultural Corridor between China-Carribean Countries was inaugurated at Peace Garden Museum
Date:2021-03-31    Count:2777

On the afternoon of March 31st, the China World Peace Foundation, the Beijing International Peace Culture Foundation and the Jamaican Embassy in Beijing, the Rotating Chair of the CARICOM, jointly held the "Jamaica-China Belt & Road Cultural Corridor: VIP Screening”, which screened a documentary on the life of Bob Marley, founder of Jamaican reggae music, a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage, with live music and sand paintings by famous Chinese and foreign artists. Ambassadors from Slovakia, Tanzania, Nigeria, the Bahamas, Dominica, Palestine, Suriname, Montenegro and Mauritius, as well as diplomats from more than 20 countries, including Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago, Indonesia, Russia, Guyana and the United Kingdom, representatives of international organizations, Chinese government officials and the media,altogether over 100 people have participated in the event.


Dr. Li Ruohong, Chairman of the China World Peace Foundation and Chairman of the Beijing International Peace Culture Foundation, said in his speech that at a time when the global pandemic continues to spread, the economy is depressed, political conflicts are continuing, and the sustainable goals of the United Nations and global governance are seriously hampered, we hope to launch the cultural corridor between China and Jamaica, China and the Association of Caribbean States through this film, music and exhibition, and inject new humanistic vitality into the Interactive Atlas Along the Silk Roads, created by the China World Peace Foundation and UNESCO, to alleviate the public health crisis, to add more cultural heritage with folk characteristics in Beijing the city of Museums, so that people to people diplomacy can innovate in the "harmony with differences" peace public welfare.


Jamaica's Ambassador to China, Mr. Hugh, said Jamaica's reggae music is worldly famous and has a long tradition of film making. Through this Bob Marley Legacy, we are able to know him from a new perspective. It's been nearly 40 years since Bob Marley's death, but his music still resonates around the world, including in Beijing, where his legacy has been celebrated for nearly 20 years. In addition to his musical achievements, Bob Marley was awarded the United Nations Peace Medal in 1978 for his efforts to promote peace, reconciliation and tolerance. We commemorate him to express more our yearning for peace.


Ambassador Antonia Hugh and Dr. Li signed a letter of intent for strategic cooperation, and the two sides will jointly carry out a series of cultural and economic exchanges and cooperation focusing on the Caribbean region in the fields of film, music, sports and visual arts. And through continuous cultural exchanges and demonstrations, we mean to deepen people's understanding and understanding of the unique Caribbean culture, and further establish the "Belt and Road" cultural corridor exchange and cooperation projects.

Ambassador Antonia Hugh presented Dr. Li with a commemorative medal. Among the warm applause, Dr. Li awarded the Peace Ambassador Medals to the new ambassadors of Montenegro, Slovakia and Dominica, and welcomed them to continue to contribute to the "Belt & Road" Ambassador Village. The organizers also issued a letter of thanks to the artists who performed on the event.

After the documentary screening, participants from all walks of life enjoyed the carefully prepared paintings of the Peace Garden Museum and the Jamaican Embassy, and had a light-hearted exchange. In interviews and conversations, people said: music, art, culture, the vitality and influence of the link, can eliminate misunderstandings and barriers, so that people around the world joint hands to create a better tomorrow.

It is reported that the event was supported by the Beijing People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, Beijing NGO Network for International Exchanges, Beijing Television, China.org "Belt & Road" network, and organized by the Beijing International Peace Culture Foundation, Beijing Peace Garden Museum.

 


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