The Chinese New Year of the Pig was celebrated in grand style in Selles-sur-Cher, a commune in the Loir-et-Cher department of central France from Jan 16 to 19, with numerous fun activities of festive Chinese-style celebrations and performances put on by Shandong artists.
The "Top of the World" International Youth Piano Competition (TWIYPC) debuted in Jinan, the capital city of East China's Shandong province on Jan 21.
The Chinese New Year of the Pig was celebrated in grand style in South Korea, with the 2019 Korea-China Friendship Concert staged on Jan 12 at the Sejong Grand Theater in the country's capital city of Seoul.
Hundreds of swimmers from around the world braved the cold and competed in the fifth International Winter Swimming Festival at the Taierzhuang ancient city on Jan 10 in Zaozhuang.
A Shandong delegation from the cultural and creative sectors is taking part in the 17th edition of the Hong Kong International Licensing Show and the eighth Asian Licensing Conference from Jan 7 to 9.
The Global Ancient Book Integration Project launched by Shandong University is included in the Chinese Ancient Books Protection Plan, according to a letter issued by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Ministry of Education.
A Chinese ink-wash painting exhibition jointly hosted by the Shandong Art Museum and the Sydney Chinese Cultural Center was hosted from Dec 11 to 13 in Sydney, Australia.