China has so far established 31 cultural centers in the world. (Photo/Chinaculture.org)
Almost three decades since the first China Cultural Center was opened in Mauritius in 1988, China has established 31 centers around the world - 12 in Europe, 10 in Asia, five in Africa, three in Australia and Oceania, and one in Latin America. More than 4,000 cultural activities have been held in these places, reaching over 3 million people across the globe.
Through a series of cultural events – such as exhibitions, lectures, performances and trainings – the centers offer a close look at authentic Chinese culture, as well as boost exchanges and cooperation between China and the rest of the world. Zheng Hao, an official with the Bureau for External Cultural Relations under the Chinese Ministry of Culture, said China will have more than 50 cultural centers abroad by 2020.