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Kungfu exchange marks diplomatic ties between China and India

07-14-2010 08:57 BJT

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The Shaolin Temple in central China's Henan province is an enormously popular tourist attraction. It receives guests from all over the world everyday.

Now, a special group of visitors from India have arrived to exchange martial arts with their Chinese counterparts. The activity is designed to commemorate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and India.

Members of the Nithya Chaithanya Kalari, a martial arts training center in India, are displaying their skills in the ancient art form of Kalaripayattu. In exchange, young monks at the Shaolin Temple display their skills in the art of Kung Fu.

Indian Ambassador to China, S. Jaishankar, said that it was a way to strengthen the relations between the two countries.

The activity is designed to commemorate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and India.
The activity is designed to commemorate the 60th anniv.
of diplomatic relations between China and India.

The ambassador also said that he hoped the visit would begin a sustained relationship between the two countries.

He added that the relationship between India and China is actually 2000 years old, as India and China have met in Shaolin over the centuries.

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