« Dear visitor, welcome to the China Cultural Center in Brussels! As the main cultural crossroad between China and Belgium, the Center is meant to open your horizons to the Chinese culture, sometimes unknown to some of you. Language, arts, gastronomy and traditional customs are all part of the Chinese culture, among other numerous aspects, that you will discover through our panel of activities and events. My team and I truly wish that you can make valuable discoveries at our Center and remain open to your ideas and comments to improve and diversify our services. Have a nice visit on our website and see you very soon at the China Cultural Center in Brussels ! »
Mr. YAN Zhenquan, Director of the China Cultural Center in Brussels.
The China Cultural Center in Brussels is an official cultural institution set up by the Chinese government. It is a joint project operated by the Ministry of Culture and the Municipality of Shanghai. On September 16th 2015, Chinese Vice-Premier LIU Yandong and Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Didier REYNDERS jointly inaugurated the Center, which is ever since open to the public.
The Center is located in the “heart of Europe” – the very centre of the Belgian capital city of Brussels. It enjoys a full exposure to local pedestrians, and is close to important institutions such as the headquarter of the European Commission, the European Parliament, diplomatic corps and other media representations. It occupies a prestigious building dating back to 1861 that was otherwise the Training Centre of Dexia Bank, counting no less than 2 500 m² with 4 floors above ground and 3 underground.
The Center focuses on the promotion of Chinese culture in the spirit of “Quality, Popularity, Friendship and Cooperation”. It creates international opportunities to bring people together and to encourage exchanges in terms of politics, economy, society and ideas. The Center will host a regular program offering to visitors from all walks of life a variety of activities, including performances, art exhibition, seminars, cultural workshops, film screenings, master classes, Chinese language training courses and many other services.
With the best cultural assets of China, we are looking forward to welcoming friends and visitors from all across Europe to the China Cultural Center in Brussels. We wish you nice discoveries in the Center on contemporary China!