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October 01, 2013
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Pictured: Keynote speaker Ding Wei, vice minister of Culture of the People’s Republic of China.

The Huntington hosted a ground-breaking conference in October titled Culture and Commerce Across the Pacific: A U.S.-China Dialogue, which brought together a select group of leaders to explore how cultural enterprises can form bridges of understanding and friendship. China’s vice minister of culture, Ding Wei, gave the keynote address, highlighting the importance of The Huntington’s Chinese Garden as just such a bridge. The vice minister’s speech was followed by a response from Mike Rossi, senior advisor to California Gov. Jerry Brown. Two panels of experts from Beijing and Los Angeles then explored film and popular culture, art and high culture from various angles. The day proved to be a remarkable collaboration between The Huntington, the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China, and the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Los Angeles, with its newly arrived consul general, Liu Jian.

 

Pictured: Keynote speaker Ding Wei, vice minister of Culture of the People’s Republic of China.

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