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chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2024-01-15 14:47

Children perform at the Diplomatic Intangible Cultural Heritage Gala was held on Jan 11 in Beijing. [Photo provided to China Daily]

A Diplomatic Intangible Cultural Heritage Gala was held on Jan 11 in Beijing.

The event was hosted by the Global Cultural Diplomacy Committee, the Intangible Cultural Heritage Research Institute of Chinese Place Names Magazine Agency and the organizing committee of the World Inheritors of Intangible Cultural Heritage Conference.

The event aimed to create an international platform for the exchange and mutual learning of intangible cultural heritage, fostering international communication and cooperation in this field.

Diplomatic envoys from over 80 countries, including Cuba, Colombia, Malawi, Chad, Portugal, Argentina, Slovenia, Spain, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela, attended the ceremony. Also present were cultural sector leaders, experts, intangible cultural heritage inheritors, industry scholars, representative enterprises, and media from various fields.

The event also featured a fashion show of traditional costumes of Chinese ethnic groups, and performances of Chinese folk songs and acrobatics, as well as drum dancing, and traditional dances from Malaysia and Russia. Several young inheritors of intangible cultural heritage also displayed their skills.

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