On Feb. 28th, 2010, an exhibition of the Pen-and-Ink Water-Colour Magnum Opus Scroll of the National Treasure - the Giant Panda , drawn by the famous painter Li Qiangsheng of Hong Kong, for Chengdu, China. Chengdu is a the first stop for the international exhibition entitled A Hundred Pandas - Celebration of the Lantern Festival. The news conference was held at the Chengdu Panda Base on Feb. 28th too. The exhibition and conference were hosted by the Chengdu Forestry and Landscape Management Bureau, the Chengdu Cultural Exchange Institute, and organized by the International Ink Drawing Society of Hong Kong and the Chengdu Panda Base. Mr. Liu Guangxin, inspector of the Chengdu Forestry and Landscape Management Bureau, Mr. Peng Jiagui, deputy head of the Chengdu Cultural Exchange Institute and celebrities of art and collection circles attended the news conference.
Mr. Li Qiangsheng will take his exhibition to Hong Kong, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing, and other countries which have pandas after Chengdu. Mr. Li expects the exhibition and charity auction will inspire people to care about the environment, and wildlife conservation, and raise funds for giant panda conservation at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.