On August 8, Award Ceremony of 2017’ “Culture China · Water Cube Cup” Chinese Songs Contest for Overseas Chinese was held in “Water Cube”. Qiu Yuanping (Director of Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council), Qi Jing (Member of Standing Committee and Director of United Front Department, the CPC Beijing Municipal Committee), Cheng Hong (Vice Mayor of Beijing), Timothy Tsun-Ting Fok and Chan Laiwa (major donors for “Water Cube”) attended. Fan Yuexian (Deputy Secretary of the CPC BSAM Committee) was also invited to be present at this ceremony.
This event has been held for six consecutive sessions. 43 contest areas were set up in 28 countries around the globe, and about 10,000 contestants registered for this event. Both the quantity of overseas contest areas and the number of contestants set record highs.