The Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, H. E. Mr. Shi Ting Wang, has revealed that there are over 200 countries are currently learning Chinese Kung Fu, which is a valuable cultural heritage.
According to him, the Chinese Kung Fu which is properly called Chinese Martial Arts has a long history which has been accumulated and enriched by Chinese working people in long term social practice.
The Chinese Ambassador to Ghana made this revelation during his open remarks at a concert held at the National Theater in Accra dubbed “Glory of Shaolin Temple”.
The concert was put together by Zhengzhou Cultural Exchange Troupe from Chinese.
Mr. Wang explained that the Chinese Kung Fu has become an important part of exchanges and mutual learning between Chinese civilization and other civilizations, as well as an important brand to promote mutual understanding among the people of the world.
“This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. Today’s performance is one of the major overseas celebrations been organised by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China.
Over the past 70 years, under the strong leadership of the Communist Party of China, the Chinese people of all ethnic groups have united as one, self-reliant and hard work, have moved from seclusion and backwardness to openness and progress, from inadequate food, clothing to a well-off society. From poverty and weakness to prosperity and strength, creating one miracle after another in the history of human development.” he stated.
The Chinese Ambassador to Ghana continue further saying, the Chinese nation has ushered in a great leap from standing up, getting rich to becoming strong and is striding on a new journey towards the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
According to him, his country has made great contributions to promoting human civilization and cultural diversity in Ghana. He cited the National Theater of Ghana as a perfect of a symbol traditional friendship and cultural exchanges between China and Ghana.
“There have been a high-level exchanges between the two countries have become increasingly close, political mutual trust has been growing, and positive progress has been made in the area of economic and trade cooperation.
The concert were graced by the first Lady of Ghana, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Mad. Cynthia Morrison, the Greater Accra Regional minister, Mr. Ishmael Ashitey, the minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Samuel Atta Akyea, deputy minister of Tourism, Culture and Arts, Mr. Ziblim Barri Iddi.
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