"The Golden Stone is a pioneering move in Qingtian's non-governmental diplomacy work." These remarks were made by Chen Yanqin, the full-time vice chairman of the Provincial Friendship Association and his team who came to Qingtian to investigate the status of non-governmental diplomacy and Ni Dongfang Art Museum.
On March 19th, Chen Yanqin, Vice Chairman of Zhejiang Friendship Association, accompanied by Liu Chongmin, director of the Municipal Foreign Affairs Office, visited China Ante Group Ni Dongfang Art Museum and discussed the work of civil diplomacy with the Chairman of Ante Group (Museum Curator) Mr. Liu Jianwu had a sincere exchange and discussion.
Vice President Chen said: Qingtian stone carving has a long history and splendid culture, and enjoys a high reputation both at home and abroad. At the same time, Qingtian stone carving is a golden business card for friendly diplomacy and publicity and display of national stone culture. Mr. Ni Dongfang is worthy of being an epoch-making art master in the history of Qingtian stone carving. His works are novel in concept and ingenious, giving people a spirit of forging ahead.
Vice President Chen spoke highly of Ante Group’s unremitting efforts for the protection and inheritance of China’s intangible cultural heritage, especially admiring the concept of “throwing stones for directions, turning stones into gold” advocated by Chairman Liu Jianwu And appreciated. The Qingtian stone is also a very important link and a bridge for non-governmental friendly exchanges with foreign countries. As early as a hundred years ago, Qingtian stone sculptures were awarded the highest prize at the Panama Pacific Expo in the United States. Since the opening of the Ni Dongfang Art Museum one year ago, it has received nearly 30 groups of international friends, which has made outstanding contributions to spreading the traditional and excellent culture of the Chinese nation and conducting civil diplomacy.
Vice-Chairman Chen also said wittily: Qingtian stone carvings have always been the first choice gifts for national leaders' diplomacy. She herself has deep feelings for Qingtian stone carvings, and has actively worked hard while working in the concierge office. I hope that we will do a good job in this aspect in the future, so that the treasure of this country can play a greater role in the international diplomatic arena.