Senior Chinese leader urges greater ethnic unity through music show

08:45, April 21, 2011      

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Senior Chinese leader Zhou Yongkang watched a Xinjiang-themed concert Tuesday night, and urged a national tour of the show to promote ethnic unity in the country.


Zhou Yongkang (R front), a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and also secretary of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the CPC Central Committee, shakes hands with actors after a folk concert named "beautiful Xinjiang" in Beijing, capital of China, April 19, 2011. The concert was co-produced by China's Central Nationalities Orchestra and the nationalities orchestra of Xinjiang art theatre. (Xinhua/Zhang Duo)

Zhou, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, suggested the concert go on a national tour to give full play to its value in enhancing ethnic unity.


Zhou Yongkang (C), a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and also secretary of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the CPC Central Committee, poses for a group photo with some actors during the interval of a folk concert named "beautiful Xinjiang" in Beijing, capital of China, April 19, 2011.The concert was co-produced by China's Central Nationalities Orchestra and the nationalities orchestra of Xinjiang art theatre. (Xinhua/Zhang Duo)

Zhou hailed the performance of the musicians from both the Han ethnic group and Xinjiang's ethnic minority groups as "striking a wonderful chord of ethnic unity and social harmony."


Zhou Yongkang (R front), a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and also secretary of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the CPC Central Committee, shakes hands with an actress during the interval of a folk concert named "beautiful Xinjiang" in Beijing, capital of China, April 19, 2011. The concert was co-produced by China's Central Nationalities Orchestra and the nationalities orchestra of Xinjiang art theatre. (Xinhua/Zhang Duo)

The concert, named "Beautiful Xinjiang," was produced by the Ministry of Culture. It was jointly presented by a national level orchestra and one from the northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, featuring the region's history and people's lives there.
http://paper.people.com.cn/rmrb/html/2011-04/21/nw.D110000renmrb_20110421_3-03.htm
Source: Xinhua
 
 
     
 
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