CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

Ambassadors learn Chinese culture in Sichuan

03-01-2012 09:14 BJT

Watch Video

Play Video

The joint opening ceremony for"2012 Friendship Communication of Ambassadors and Madams on Knowing Chinese Culture," and the Theme Activity of Exploring DuJiangYan in Sichuan Province was held Tuesday at the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries. More than 50 ambassadors attended the ceremony and enjoyed various activities with their families.

The theme of the opening ceremony is to introduce Dujiangyan City in Sichuan Province to the ambassadors. As the first activity of 2012 Friendship Communication, from April 2 to April 5, ambassadors to China will visit the city and participate in training sessions and competitions, including tea art, martial arts and Chinese cooking.

The organizer says that Dujiangyan has the most colorful Chinese culture, and inviting ambassadors to the city is the best way to introduce Chinese culture to the world.

Xing Jun, secretary general of Friendship Communication Org., said, "Firstly, Sichuan has pandas, which are well known around the world; the second one is Sichuan food, which takes up an important part in Chinese cuisine; the third one is martial arts. All of these can be found in Dujiangyan City, so how can we not choose it?"

The joint opening ceremony for"2012 Friendship Communication of Ambassadors and Madams on
Knowing Chinese Culture," and the Theme Activity of Exploring DuJiangYan in Sichuan
Province was held Tuesday at the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign
Countries.

To give the guests a first impression, masters from Dujiangyan were invited to the opening ceremony to give performances. A Sichuan-style big teapot performance took the lead.

The Argentina Ambassador to China couldn't wait to give it a try.

Gustavo A. Martino, Argentina Ambassador to China, said, "It's very interesting."

Besides the big teapot, Sichuan is also famous for Qingcheng martial arts.

It looks simple, but it's still very hard to do. For those who just came to China not long ago, it is truly a new world.

Gonzalo Gutierrez Reinel, Ambassador of Peru, said, "I just arrived. I've been here for four months. So it's a new world for me, and I would like to learn as much as possible."

More than 50 ambassadors attended the ceremony and enjoyed various activities with their
families.

The best and the difficult part comes last. Since Sichuan is the hometown of the panda, ambassadors and madams are invited onto the stage to paint a panda in the way of traditional Chinese ink painting.

This madam seems very good at ink painting. But for her, as wife of Japanese consular visa officer, winning the competition may not be the most important, but building a lasting friendship between her country and China.

Janny Zheng, wife of Japanese diplomat, said, "In Japan, we faced the earthquake, and Chinese people had the same problem."

Friendship Communication of Ambassadors and Madams on Knowing Chinese Culture established in 2002. It always focuses on promoting Chinese culture to foreign nations, and aims to reveal the authentic image of China.

More than 50 ambassadors attended the ceremony and
enjoyed various activities with their families.

 

Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program