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In 2010, the United Nations announced the establishment of international days dedicated to used languages at the UN. The initiative aims to celebrate the use of multiple languages and cultural diversity, as well as promote a fair use of the six official languages of the Organization. The Chinese Language Day is celebrated on April 20th.

Today, the "United Nations Chinese Language Day" has become an important window that receives more and more attention and participation, and that allows friends from all over the world to learn about Chinese culture. Hence, this day provides a special platform for the knowledge of China and promotes the cultural and linguistic exchanges of the world.

In 1946, the United Nations included Chinese in the list of official languages of the Organization. After China regained its registered office at the United Nations in 1971, the Chinese language at the UN became increasingly important and in 1973 became the working language of the UN General Assembly. Today, the Chinese language has become an indispensable linguistic tool in the daily work of the United Nations.

Architecture & Chinese language day

Architecture reflects and influences culture, it is an intrinsic characteristic of what it represents. We typically understand this when architecture uses obvious symbols and design language. Therefore, we should highlight the importance of this day since Chinese language, as every language, illustrate customs, traditions and heritage. Our challenge is to keep taking into consideration cultural aspects through architecture that enhance every country’s identity.

Festival di China Media Group

China Media Group's Chinese Language Video Festival is one of the important activities of this United Nations Chinese Language Day. From March 18th to April 15th, festival participants are invited to tell stories dedicated to "spring" with short videos. Last year, nearly 340 video works were submitted from 27 different countries, including the US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Japan. Among the participants we can find: UN staff who study the Chinese language with great commitment, foreign webcasters famous for their stories about modern China and people from various countries who love Chinese and love the culture of China.


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