CICG president meets Orchid Awards judge
Du Zhanyuan, president of China International Communications Group (CICG), met with James Heimowitz, honorary chair of the New York City-based China Institute and a judge of the first Orchid Awards, on Wednesday in Beijing.
Du Zhanyuan (R), president of China International Communications Group (CICG), meets with James Heimowitz, honorary chair of the New York City-based China Institute and an overseas judge of the first Orchid Awards, in Beijing, on Dec. 6, 2023. [Photo/CICG]
Du said that the inaugural Orchid Awards have received a positive response from the international community and significantly contributed to promoting cultural exchanges between China and the rest of the world.
As a comprehensive agency for international communications, CICG will continue to explore new forms of cultural interactions between China and the U.S. and foster a conducive environment for forging friendship between the two countries, Du said.
Heimowitz praised the Orchid Awards for its crucial role in strengthening people-to-people exchanges between the two countries. He expressed his eagerness to deepen cooperation with CICG in the fields of media and culture, in order to further enhance mutual understanding between the people of both countries.
The Orchid Awards, organized by CICG, are designed to recognize and honor foreign nationals who have significantly contributed to cultural exchanges and mutual learning between China and the rest of the world.