GCA chooses Taghreed Al-Baqshi to present Saudi culture to China

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The General Culture Authority (GCA) is participating in the 10th Cultural Forum “China’s Visions.” (Supplied)
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The General Culture Authority (GCA) is participating in the 10th Cultural Forum “China’s Visions.” (Supplied)
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The General Culture Authority (GCA) is participating in the 10th Cultural Forum “China’s Visions.” (Supplied)
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The General Culture Authority (GCA) is participating in the 10th Cultural Forum “China’s Visions.” (Supplied)
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The General Culture Authority (GCA) is participating in the 10th Cultural Forum “China’s Visions.” (Supplied)
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The General Culture Authority (GCA) is participating in the 10th Cultural Forum “China’s Visions.” (Supplied)
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The General Culture Authority (GCA) is participating in the 10th Cultural Forum “China’s Visions.” (Supplied)
Updated 11 September 2018
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GCA chooses Taghreed Al-Baqshi to present Saudi culture to China

  • The General Culture Authority (GCA) is participating in the 10th Cultural Forum “China’s Visions”
  • The events include an artistic historical and cultural program to introduce the heritage and history of China

JEDDAH: The General Culture Authority (GCA) is participating in the 10th Cultural Forum “China’s Visions,” organized by the Culture Ministry in China. The Saudi participation is represented by Taghreed Al-Baqshi, nominated by the authority to showcase her talent and perform for the Chinese audience, seeking to present the true Saudi culture, its advancement and diversity.
The events include an artistic historical and cultural program to introduce the heritage and history of China, and a visit to the city’s landmarks and to the artists’ events, as well as to universities, academies and museums in China. The events will also highlight cultural exchange.
The Saudi artist Al-Baqshi’s participation includes an international workshop titled “China in the eyes of Arabs,” which will be accompanied by work from the most important artists. The workshop will last until Sept. 12. The end of the workshop will feature special shows by each artist for the Chinese culture ministry, to promote the Chinese-Arab ties and cultural exchange.
The authority’s nomination comes in the context of granting artists the opportunity to become artist ambassadors of their countries, to stress the important role of arts in international relations and in bringing people together.


Around 3 million arrested for residency, labor violations in KSA

405,806 were transferred to their respective diplomatic missions to obtain travel documents. (SPA)
Updated 21 April 2019
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Around 3 million arrested for residency, labor violations in KSA

  • 1,227 Saudi citizens were arrested for harboring the violators against local laws, of which 50 are being detained, pending the completion of procedures

RIYADH: Nearly 3 million violators of residency, work and border security systems have been arrested in a year-long roundup, according to an official report.
Since the campaign began in November 2017, there have been 2,987,317 offenders, including 2,328,031 for violating residency regulations, 458,591 for labor violations and 200,695 for border violations, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
The report said that 50,388 people were arrested while trying to cross the border into the Kingdom, 50 percent of whom were Yemeni citizens, 47 percent were Ethiopians and 3 percent were of other nationalities.
2,135 people were arrested for trying to cross the border into neighboring countries and 3,697 were arrested for involvement in transporting and harboring those violators. 1,227 Saudi citizens were arrested for harboring the violators against local laws, of which 50 are being detained, pending the completion of procedures.
Immediate penalties were imposed against 443,210 offenders; 405,806 were transferred to their respective diplomatic missions to obtain travel documents; 507,042 were transferred to complete their travel reservations; and 750,504 were deported.