Chinese Embassy in New Zealand holds first 'Open Day'

15:24, July 16, 2011      

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The Chinese Embassy in New Zeland opened to the public for the first time on Friday evening to invite some 100 New Zealanders to taste Chinese culture and food.

The visitors first watched a short documentary entitled " Experiencing China", and were entertained with art performance.

A group of youngsters from the local Chinese community performed Mongolian dance, traditional Chinese bamboo flute.

A local Chinese artist Stan Chan also gave Chinese painting demonstration by drawing three pandas.

A group of New Zealand martial arts fans also demonstrated Shaolin Kungfu at the "Open Day" event.

Glen Keith, Vice President of the International Wushu Federation and President of the New Zealand and Oceania Kungfu Wushu Federations, said It is wonderful initiative for the Chinese Embassy to open its door to the locals to appreciate some of the beauty of the Chinese culture.

Chen Lei, Charge D'Affairs of the Chinese Embassy, said: "The aim of the open day is to make ties between the peoples of China and New Zealand closer and raise China's national image in New Zealand."

Source: Xinhua
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