SOFIA, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) — An activity titled “Chinese Culture and Technology Day” was held here on Saturday.
The six-hour event was organized by the Confucius Institute in Sofia.
The audience in the hall of the 18th Comprehensive School enjoyed the performance of traditional Chinese musical instruments, Chinese songs and dances and Chinese martial arts.
Meanwhile, traditional Chinese crafts such as paper cutting and Chinese knots have also attracted the interest of many people.
Outside the hall, in the school yard, there were Chinese cars on display.
In a joint speech delivered in their respective languages, Liu Xiuming, Chinese director of the Confucius Institute in Sofia, and the institute’s Bulgarian director Aksiniya Koleva, said the event aimed to organically combine millennia-old Chinese traditional culture and China’s modern technological development, bringing more Bulgarians the opportunity to immerse oneself in this culture, and at the same time experience the rapid changes in modern China.
“Through this event, we hope to draw more people’s attention to the development of the Confucius Institute, to the opportunity to learn the Chinese language and the high level of teaching at the Confucius Institute,” said the two directors. ■