PHNOM PENH, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- The release ceremony for the results of the "iYunnan" series of activities in Cambodia was successfully held here on Friday, as one of the events to mark the 65th anniversary of the establishment of China-Cambodia diplomatic ties.
The event was hosted by the Chinese Embassy in Cambodia, the Yunnan Provincial People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, the information office of the Yunnan government, the National Television of Cambodia, and the government of Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture.
The "iYunnan" series of activities is one of the innovative non-governmental friendly exchange brands created by the Yunnan Provincial People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries.
According to the organizer, since its launch in July, it has received enthusiastic responses from Cambodian people.
More than 100 excellent speeches, singing and talent entries were carefully prepared by 12 schools and more than 100 teachers and students.
Among many high-quality programs, nine works stood out and won the first, second and third prizes, and 52 works won excellence awards and were finally unveiled at the results release ceremony.
More than 500 people took part in the event, where they experienced a cultural feast in which Chinese civilization and Angkor civilization intertwined, and the beauty of Yunnan's humanities and Cambodian customs complemented each other.
Also, they enjoyed a joint performance conducted by young people from both countries.
At the event, Cambodia's "Silk Road Friendship Library" was inaugurated, and a special experience event "Go to the windy place - Dali" was introduced.
Sophorn Kacrona, a 16-year-old spectator, said such an event was crucial to promoting cultural exchanges and people-to-people interactions between the two countries.
"I feel very happy to participate in this 'iYunnan' event. The performance was amazing for me because I had never watched such a show before," she told Xinhua after watching it.
She said artists are really very talented.
"In the future, I want to visit China, and the place I want to go is Yunnan Province because I saw the performance this moment describing Yunnan well," Kacrona said.