HONG KONG, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) -- The Hong Kong Federation of Literary and Art Circles under the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles (CFLAC) was inaugurated here Wednesday.
The establishment of the federation will not only offer a more extensive platform for cultural exchanges and cooperation between Hong Kong and the mainland, but also provide a harmonious and warm home for Hong Kong artists, the CFLAC said in a congratulatory letter.
The new federation has 14 group members, including the Hong Kong branches of China Writers Association, China Theater Association, China Film Association and Chinese Musicians' Association.
Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Carrie Lam said at the launching ceremony that the Hong Kong Federation of Literary and Art Circles was founded by a group of enthusiastic artists in Hong Kong.
Through organizing study, literary and artistic creation and voluntary service, it will actively train talents in the artistic circles, promote the development of Hong Kong's culture and art, enhance cultural exchanges between Hong Kong and the mainland, and carry forward excellent Chinese culture, she said.
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