Canada-China joint committee on culture

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The Canada-China Joint Committee on Culture was established in July 2017 to advance cooperation and cultural exchanges between both countries.

The first meeting took place in Ottawa, on February 1 and 2, 2018 and was co-chaired by the Minister of Canadian Heritage and the Minister of Culture of the People’s Republic of China. Each country was represented by a delegation of key representatives from cultural institutions and creative industry companies. This meeting provided an opportunity for dialogue on matters of mutual interest in the areas of culture, creative industries, the arts, heritage, and others. It also provided a forum to explore possibilities for bilateral cooperation and exchanges between our cultural institutions, our artists and our people.

Inaugural meeting objectives

  • Highlight the importance of the cultural relationship between Canada and China, in the context of our countries’ overall bilateral relationship.
  • Consider opportunities to expand people-to-people ties, cultural exchange, and trade in the creative and cultural sectors.
  • Leverage opportunities for cultural relations at the highest government-to-government level.
  • Highlight potential collaboration between our creative industries in preparation for Canada’s spring 2018 Creative Industries Trade Mission to China.

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