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China Unlimited creative contest entices Europeans to get inspired by 40 years of China-EU relations

The Mission of China to the EU, in collaboration with the College of Europe and Atlas International Culture, announced the launch of a creative contest  to mark 40 years of diplomatic relations between China and the EU.

Through the “China Unlimited” contest, which will run until 31 July, the Mission warmly encourages all EU citizens to engage in China-EU friendly exchanges.

“The 40th anniversary of China-EU diplomatic ties celebrated this year is a valuable opportunity to look to the future and deepen our cooperation, which also means developing our cultural understanding”, said Ambassador Yang Yanyi. Indeed, to celebrate the symbolic anniversary Brussels will be buzzing with China-related events in the coming months, including qi gong workshops, a Chinese film festival and a table tennis competition.

The China Unlimited contest aims to open up a conversation with European citizens to see how they perceive China and view the future of China-EU relations. Participation is open to people from across Europe, with no age limits and free interpretation of the topic. This is exactly what “China Unlimited” means: it could mean anything for anyone with an interest in China. Participants can join the contest in all of the four different categories – Essay, photo, video, fine art.

All selected entries to the competition will be published on the China Unlimited website, where viewers will be able to vote for their favourite pieces and decide on the shortlist for the big prize. The final selection will be made by a panel of high-level judges, and the winners announced at a high-profile event in Brussels in September