The city government initiated Shenzhen Culture Week in Toronto and New York City from Sept. 29 to Oct. 3, aiming to promote the city’s unique culture and enhance its global image, the Shenzhen Special Zone Daily reported.
Justin Trudeau, the Canadian prime minister, sent a congratulatory letter to the organizers and forwarded his wish for more win-win cooperation between Shenzhen and Toronto in the future.
On Sept. 29 in Toronto, an art show was brought to an audience with dance, music and traditional opera performances, as well as an exhibition of original Shenzhen fine arts, Chinese calligraphy, photography and literature. The show adopted various forms to showcase the unique talents and culture of Shenzhen artists, which won over the local audience.
An exhibition of 50 entries made by Shenzhen designers in diverse fields including graphic design and fashion design was organized in New York.
According to the organizers, the exhibition was aimed to connect Shenzhen with New York and the whole world. A fashion celebrity commented that through the design exhibition, she could tell that Shenzhen is a modern city with an advanced perspective and diversified industry.
A musical film produced by Shenzhen natives featuring the story of a female poet in ancient China, Li Qingzhao, made its debut at the State University of New York on Oct. 2.