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Cultural artworks from overseas exhibited in Xi'an

Updated: 2018-03-23

The exhibition and auction is inaugurated at the Inland Port Financial Town of the Xi'an International Trade and logistics (ITL) Park on March 20. [Photo/itl.gov.cn]

An exhibition and auction of cultural artworks is to be put forward as an example to make international cultural exchanges easier in Xi'an, North China's Shaanxi province.

The launch ceremony was held at the Inland Port Financial Town of the Xi'an International Trade and logistics (ITL) Park on March 20.

The activity was hosted by the administrative committee of Xi'an ITL Park and Shaanxi Culture Industry Investment Group. Zhai Beiqin, vice director of the China (Shaanxi) Pilot Free Trade Zone, Ma Xiangyun, general manager of the Shaanxi Culture Industry Investment Group and Su Guofeng, deputy director of the ITL administrative committee, attended the inauguration.

The first of its kind in western China, the event was made possible by the customs clearance model of the China (Shaanxi) Pilot Free Trade Zone. The model allowed the craftworks to be directly transported to the Xi'an Comprehensive Bonded Zone through sea-railway transportation the enterprise having to pay lower customs duties, which helped improve efficiency and saved time and cost.

The 70 sets of 100 craftworks are porcelain Kutaniyaki and Wajima lacquerware produced at Ishikawa-ken – the home of Japanese craftworks. The two artistic styles were introduced to Japan in the Tang Dynasty (618-907), and modernized by integrating local culture.

After being on display for a month, the cultural artifacts will be auctioned on April 15. Part of the earnings will be donated to needy students.

The event was a trial promotion of cultural exchanges and industries by making good use of resources in the free trade zone, the ITL Park and the bonded zone, according to Ma.

The company will step up efforts to strengthen cultural exchanges between China and other countries, he added.

Officials open the exhibition and auction activity. [Photo/itl.gov.cn]

People admire the porcelain Kutaniyaki and Wajima lacquerware. [Photo/itl.gov.cn]