Various cultural activities, including art performances, parades and food festivals, are offering visitors a taste of the colorful cultures of Asian countries.
The events, part of Asian Civilization Week, are auxiliary activities of the Confere
nce on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations, which kicked off on Wednesday in Beijing.
The Asian Food Festival runs until Wednesday. It has received wide attention from the public, has its main venue b
etween Beijing National Stadium, commonly known as the Bird’s Nest, and the Beijing National Aquatics Center, or Water Cube.
Food-related activities are also being held in three other cities-Hangzh
ou, Chengdu and Guangzhou. Visitors can enjoy a pepper eating competition in Chengdu, or at
tend a food container exhibition in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, according to event organizers
ut is confrontation,” said Solana, who is currently president of the ESADE Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics of Spain.
The senior politician and diplomat expressed concerns over the trade frictions between China and the United States, w
hich have conducted 11 rounds of trade negotiations, but have yet to reach an agreement.
The world’s two largest economies should engage in dialogue on an equal footing, Solana said.
“If they fail to resolve their trade problems, the global economy will start to suffer from this crisis,” he said.
lism are on the rise, a multilateral approach has to be maintained, he said.
Solana praised China’s hosting of the Conference on Dialog
ue of Asian Civilizations, and said this type of event could boost cooperation among different countr
Father-sharing”, a mini interactive program on WeChat platform, recently went viral on social media.
Although the name suggests it is taking the sharing business to a whole new level, the program
is just a promotion campaign by the Guangdong-based furniture maker Oppein.
Similar to a ride-hailing app, the mini program shows different kinds of “fathers” – businessmen, athletes, etc. Users can choose their f
avorite one, just like they select a car. Once the selection is done, a video pops up to explain what exactly is “father-sharing”.
The over 5-minute video focuses on the important role fathers play in raisi
ng a child. Most dads are busy with their work and it’s hard for them to spend time with their c
hildren, and that is where the idea of “father-sharing” business took shape. At the end of the film, the protagonist, a “sh
ared father”, decides to quit his job because he believes family matters, and it cannot be replaced.