DEN HAAG, The Netherlands, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- A new China Cultural Center, co-built by China's Ministry of Cultural and Jiangsu provincial government, inaugurated in Den Haag, the Netherlands on Thursday.
At the opening ceremony, artists from Jiangsu Province brought to the citizens of Den Haag Chinese traditional art performance including folk music, bamboo flute solo, erhu solo and Kunqu.
The adaption of "Paloma Blanca", a classic Dutch song introduced to China in 1982, aroused great interest of the audience, with many of them humming to the rhythm.
"Culture is a bridge that connects people's heart and soul and abound that enhances understanding and trust between states and peoples," Ding Wei, vice minister of the Chinese Ministry of Culture, said.
He emphasized that China cultural center in Den Haag provides one more new bridge for deeper understanding of the two countries.
Wu Ken, Chinese ambassador to the Netherlands, said the establishment of China Cultural Center in Den Haag reflects and conforms to the favorable situation and trend of Sino-Dutch cultural exchanges, which consolidates a new platform for future cooperation.
In March 2014, the two governments signed the memorandum of understanding on the establishment of a China Cultural Center in the Netherlands.