Reciprocal visits were arranged between the department's
key personnel and delegations from Mainland and Macau cultural bodies
to enhance networking. In August 2002, Mr Paul Leung, Director of
Leisure and Cultural Services, visited a number of cultural and tourism-related
facilities in Shenzhen, and was warmly received by the Shenzhen Municipal
Bureau of Culture.
A delegation of the department's performing arts
venue managers conducted a five-day visit to Dongguan, Guangzhou
and Shanghai in November 2002. The delegation paid visits to major
cultural venues and met officials of the respective Cultural Bureau
of these cities to exchange views and share experiences. The visit
helped strengthen ties and pave the way for future partnership
opportunities in the Pearl River Delta.
In April/May 2002, 10 arts management personnel
from several institutions in Shenzhen were guests of the department
for a four-week cultural attachment training programme in Hong
Many Mainland and Macau cultural officials also
visited the department's facilities and attended cultural programmes
during the year. Among them were delegations from the Ministry
of Culture, Guangdong Provincial Department of Culture, the Municipal
Bureaux of Culture of the Pearl River Delta cities and the Cultural
Institute of the SAR of Macau.