"Night of Chinese Culture and Tourism" held in Mongolia to mark bilateral ties

ULAN BATOR, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) — An event, entitled "Night of Chinese Culture and Tourism," which is part of a series of activities to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Mongolia, was held here on Thursday.

The event, co-organized by the Chinese Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Chinese Embassy in Mongolia, the Mongolian Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Sports and the Mongolian Ministry of Environment and Tourism attracted about 1,300 Mongolians and representatives of Chinese citizens living in Mongolia.

The audience enjoyed an authentic and wonderful performance of Shaolin Kungfu and Tai Chi Kungfu by a group of kungfu masters from the central China's Henan Province.

The event aims to show the Mongolian people the rich and colorful resources of China's culture and tourism, showcase the unique customs and the diversity and charm of the Chinese civilization, and further promote cultural exchanges and cooperation between the two countries, according to the organizers.

"This year marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between our two countries. The two sides have been organizing a series of activities to celebrate the anniversary," Chinese Ambassador to Mongolia Xing Haiming said at the opening ceremony of the event, noting that this is one of the important events marking the anniversary.

"The friendship between the Chinese and Mongolian peoples has gone through the precious 70 years. The precious friendship stems from mutual respect and understanding," Xing added, expressing confidence that thanks to the joint efforts of both sides, the solid friendship will be maintained in the next 70 years.