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Folk artists become China’s new ‘envoys’ in Southeast Asia

  • Ko Lyn Cheang

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, June 18 2019   /  01:35 am
Demo: Sui Yan, head of the Chinese folk culture delegation and director of the Institute of the World Folk Culture Research at Renmin University China, is seen demonstrating Chinese calligraphy at the launch of the Chinese Folk Culture Tour to ASEAN in Jakarta, on Monday. (JP/Ko Lyn Cheang)(JP/Ko Lyn Cheang)

Demo: Sui Yan, head of the Chinese folk culture delegation and director of the Institute of the World Folk Culture Research at Renmin University China, is seen demonstrating Chinese calligraphy at the launch of the Chinese Folk Culture Tour to ASEAN in Jakarta, on Monday.(JP/Ko Lyn Cheang)Eighteen leading artists involved in Chinese folk culture arrived in Jakarta this week for the three-day Chinese Folk Culture Tour to ASEAN member countries. Tai-chi practitioners, tea ceremony masters, experts in aromatic culture, flower arrangement artists and players of guqin — a Chinese musical instrument — are China’s latest cultural ambassadors to Southeast Asia.The tour was the brainchild of the Philippines mission to ASEAN, which conceived of a platform to increase Chinese-ASEAN cultural exchanges during a 2018 visit to Beijing by the Committee of Permanent Representatives to ASEAN.“I ho...