Shandong province will seek innovative ways to create international cultural exchanges this year, according to Xu Xianghong.
The Shandong Provincial Tourism Bureau held an art exhibition in Tokyo Midtown, Japan, on Jan 21.
More than 80 Confucian scholars from China and South Korea explored how Confucianism helps forge a close cultural bond between the two nations at a meeting held in Qufu City, Shandong province at the end of 2015.
China, Japan and South Korea opened a new year of intercultural dialogue to enhance cultural cooperation at the 7th China-Japan-South Korea Ministerial Conference on Culture held in Qingdao City, Shandong province, on Dec 20.
Yan Jiashuo becomes the world's youngest contestant to receive the award after she correctly remembered 1,080 irregular figures within an hour and 646 cards in random order.
The cultural industry in Shandong province has maintained rapid growth in 2015.
An exhibition of more than 100 antiques dating back to the 16th-19th centuries was opened in the Shandong Museum, in Jinan City, Shandong province, on Dec 1.