British Council official: China’s cultural infrastructure and environment “exciting”

By Yin Xiuqi China Plus Published: 2017-05-09 11:02:09
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Nick Marchand, Director of Arts and Creative Industries at the British Council in China, appeared in a Sino-British cultural event in Beijing on April 20th, 2017. [Photo: provided by the British Council in China]

Nick Marchand, Director of Arts and Creative Industries at the British Council in China, appeared in a Sino-British cultural event in Beijing on April 20th, 2017. [Photo: provided by the British Council in China]

In recent years, cultural exchanges between China and the UK have been on the rise as the two countries both try to promote their cultures and languages on the world stage. 

Here in an ever more dynamic and open Chinese society, hundreds of cultural and arts events are conducted by The British Council, which is the UK’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities. 

Last month, the organization helped launch a high-profile, two-month-long British literature exhibition at the National Library of China in Beijing. 

The exhibition, titled "Shakespeare to Sherlock: Treasures of the British Library", has been well received among Chinese viewers, according to Nick Marchand, Director of Arts and Creative Industries at the British Council in China. 

The British Council in China also operates as the cultural and educational section of the British Embassy in Beijing.

For more about Sino-British cultural exchanges, Horizons’ Yin Xiuqi has had an in-depth phone conversation with Nick Marchand. 

In the conversation, Marchand told Horizons that he’s impressed by the “enthusiasm and eagerness” among the Chinese audiences to take on different types of cultural experiences.

[Horizons is a revamped daily features program produced by CRI that gets to the heart of Chinese society, life and economy. To know more about this program, you can download the China Plus App on your mobile phone.]

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