Senior Chinese leader visits noted cultural figures ahead of festival

08:28, February 11, 2010      

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Senior Chinese leader Li Changchun on Wednesday paid visits to some famous cultural personages ahead of the traditional Lunar New Year, urging them to work hard for the country's cultural prosperity.


Li Changchun (R2), member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), visits calligrapher Zhang Hai (L2) in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 8, 2010. Li Changchun visited several famous figures in the culture circle and extended festive greetings to them on behalf of Chinese President Hu Jintao and the CPC central committee ahead of the Spring Festival. (Xinhua/Li Tao)

Li, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, extended festive greetings to these calligraphers and musicians on behalf of President Hu Jintao and the CPC Central Committee.


Li Changchun (R), member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), visits philosopher and esthetician Ru Xin (L) in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 8, 2010. (Xinhua/Li Tao)

At their homes, he expressed hope that distinguished cultural workers like them would produce more quality works in 2010.


Li Changchun (R), member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), visits musician Gu Jianfen (L) in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 9, 2010. (Xinhua/Li Tao)

He called on them to play exemplary roles in pushing forward the country's cultural prosperity and make more contributions to the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.

Li Changchun (R), member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), visits musician Fu Gengchen (L) in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 9, 2010. (Xinhua/Li Tao)


The Chinese lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, falls on Feb. 14 this year.

Source: Xinhua

http://paper.people.com.cn/rmrb/html/2010-02/11/nw.D110000renmrb_20100211_6-01.htm

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