|. Chinese Historical Photographs attract visitors' attention in Matos|
Regarding to Lunar New Year on February 16, University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) and Consulate General of People’s Republic of China in Surabaya holds a photo exhibition under the theme “Satu Sabuk Satu Jalan (One Belt One Way)”
This exhibition is as an effort of Consulate General of PRC to re-open economy and maritime path in 21st century to build interconnection network in Asia, Europe, and Africa including Indonesia.
This event is the effort of the Chinese Consul General to reopen the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Sutra to build interconnection network in all directions, to various levels of Asia, Europe and Africa including Indonesia
The event is located in the ground floor hall of Malang Town Square (Matos) and is officially opened by Rector of UMM, Fauzan. Fauzan stated that the cooperation between UMM, Consulate General of PRC, and Confucius Institute has been getting along so well for a long time, such as holding China knowledge contest in 2017, cooperating with 20 universities in China, and running students and teachers exchange program intensively. He said, “There is China Corner at UMM as a place for learning Mandarin and Chinese cultures”.
Meanwhile, Mrs. Liao Guirong (known as Ma’am Ana) from Malang Confucius Institute welcomes this event enthusiastically. She said, “I hope this photo exhibition can give a big chance for both countries to cooperate”.
This event will be held for four days, started from Thursday to Sunday (01-04/02). There are 100 photographs displayed and are featured by a brief historical description about Chinese Silk Pathway in 21stcentury.
Ineke Devita, one of the visitors said that she got a lot of new knowledge about China by visiting this exhibition. She said, “From those photographs, I can tell that there are places like that in China. Besides, brief description on each photo makes visitors understand more about the history”. (lus)