31 Aug '15, 11pm

Completed China Cultural Centre to boost arts exchange

The long-awaited 11-storey China Cultural Centre in Queen Street has been completed and a writers' forum featuring five reputed Chinese novelists tonight will kick-start its series of pre-launch programmes. Authors including Tie Ning, who is president of the China Writers' Association, and Yu Hua, whose 1993 novel To Live was made into a movie by director Zhang Yimou, will be sharing their writing experiences at the centre's 240-seat theatre. They will also meet about 100 local Chinese-language writers at the event held by the new centre and the Singapore Writers' Association. The centre is part of efforts by China and Singapore to foster exchanges in the arts and culture. On Nov 15, 2010, then Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping and then Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong had officiated at the centre's ground-breaking ceremony at the site of the former People's Association clubh...

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