2022 Silk Road Week opens in Hangzhou
The opening ceremony of the 2022 Silk Road Week was held at the China National Silk Museum in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang province on July 8.
The event is aimed at strengthening international cultural exchanges and promoting Silk Road culture.
Poster of the Silk Road Week 2022. [Photo provided to ezhejiang.gov.cn]
Themed "The Silk Roads: National integration and common prosperity", the 2022 Silk Road Week was hosted by the National Cultural Heritage Administration and the Zhejiang government and will run until July 14.
Qinghai province and the Republic of Uzbekistan were introduced as the inaugural guests of honor for the event.
The Annual Report of Cultural Heritage on the Silk Roads 2021 was launched during the opening ceremony.
This year's Silk Road Week annual exhibition "Qinghai Path: The Silk Roads in the 6th - 8th Centuries" also kicked off on July 8 and will run until August 25. More than 100 cultural relics from Qinghai are on show at the event.
A poster of the "Qinghai Path: The Silk Roads in the 6th - 8th Centuries" exhibition. [Photo provided to ezhejiang.gov.cn]
In addition to the series of events in Hangzhou, institutions from Qinghai and the Uzbek cities of Samarkand and Tashkent will carry out activities including exhibitions and lectures.
The first Silk Road Week was unveiled at the China National Silk Museum in 2020. It is supported by UNSECO and organized by the International Association for the Study of Silk Road Textiles and the Chinese Museums Association's Committee of Museums along the Silk Road.