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Chinese Premier encourages scholars to contribute to culture development

08-06-2010 21:03 BJT

BEIJING, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao Friday expressed his hope that scholars from home and abroad will contribute more to China's cultural development.

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao Friday expressed his hope that scholars from home and abroad will contribute more to China's cultural development.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao Friday expressed his hope that scholars from home and
abroad will contribute more to China's cultural development.

"Culture is a nation's blood and soul," said Wen in a meeting with famous scholar Jao Tsung-I.

Developing the Chinese culture and building a homeland for the Chinese spirit were the common aspirations of compatriots around the world, he said.

He said he hoped scholars from home and abroad would contribute more to their motherland's cultural development.

Born in southern Guangdong on Aug. 9, 1917, Jao is an expert on traditional Chinese culture. He contributed to many fields in the humanities, including archaeology, literature and history. He lives in Hong Kong.

He has contributed to the study of the Dunhuang relics in northwest China's Gansu Province.

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: Xinhua

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