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Artists boost China-US ties

By Han Shasha (People's Daily Online)    15:22, April 08, 2016
Artists boost China-US ties
Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco hosts a reception to thank Chinese American artists for their roles in promoting China-US culture exchanges. (Photo by Wang Jun)

San Francisco, April 7, ----About one hundred artists in singing, dancing, Peking Opera, literature, and movie were treated Thursday night at the residence of Chinese Consul General in San Francisco for their contributions to promote cultural exchanges between China and the United States.

Luo Linquan, Consul General extended his thanks to those artists that Chinese American artists have actively imparted the beauty of Chinese culture to local American communities and won big applause on the multi-culture stages in the United States. Luo said that "Chinese immigrants stepped onto this land 150 years ago. Subsequently, Chinese culture took root here. Your efforts and contributions make the Chinese culture glamorous and indispensable in the United States."

With the deepening partnership between China and the United States, people- to-people exchanges are also enhanced, which has paved a way for broader cooperation in various areas. The sixth annual U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE) in 2015 strengthens and deepens ties between the citizens of the United States and the People’s Republic of China in the areas of culture, education, science and technology, sports, women’s issues, and health. The success of the CPE is built on the dynamism and commitment of the many American non-governmental that partner with the U.S. government to carry out a broad spectrum of exchanges. 

And the year of 2015 was also highlighted by Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to the United States in September. Xi told Chinese Americans at the reception in Seattle to actively spread Chinese culture and foster better understanding of China by telling stories to American people.

Artists in the San Francisco Bay Area are continuing to promote mutual understanding by hosting exchanges through programs such as "Cross Pacific ----Chinese art festival", "Happy Chinese Spring Festival", as well as cultural performances and exhibitions sponsored by the Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco. Such performances and exhibitions are designed to introduce American audiences to outstanding Chinese performers and entertainment genres, Chinese history and values, and the U.S.-China relationship.

The participating artists also made some performances at the reception. Zhai Chunping, a Chinese American soprano's singing "Di Spagna So No La Bella" gained rounds of applause.    

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(Editor:Huang Jin,Bianji)

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