Skip to Content Facebook Feature Image

Kung Fu competition promotes Chinese culture in UAE

China

China

China

Kung Fu competition promotes Chinese culture in UAE

2024-06-16 14:17 Last Updated At:17:57

The 2024 UAE Kung Fu Championship kicked off on Saturday in Dubai, the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), building a bridge for cultural exchanges between China and Arab countries.

The event brought about more than 90 young athletes aged 5 to 18 to compete in traditional Chinese martial arts exhibition match and actual combat match, which also attracted many martial arts fans.

"When people think of China, they think of Kung Fu. One can achieve inner balance by practicing Chinese martial arts. It can also help people maintain physical and mental health," said Mohammed, a martial arts fan.

"I've been trying to introduce Chinese martial arts culture to UAE and let children here practice martial arts, so that they can grow up better and stronger," said Abdullah, a martial arts fan.

The event was hosted by local Chinese associations. The organizers hoped that through such activities and competitions with Chinese characteristics in UAE, more local people will become interested in Chinese culture through Kung Fu.

Kung Fu competition promotes Chinese culture in UAE

Kung Fu competition promotes Chinese culture in UAE

Kung Fu competition promotes Chinese culture in UAE

Kung Fu competition promotes Chinese culture in UAE

Next Article

Rising cultural and creative consumption in China creating new careers

2024-07-22 10:33 Last Updated At:11:07

With the growing popularity of traditional culture, the rising cultural and creative industries in China has become a driver of employment, creating a wide range of jobs. Product designers and activity planners of the industries are among them.

In southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, cultural and creative product planning and operations engineer, one of 19 new professions that China's human resources authority announced in May, has played a pivotal role in boosting cultural product consumption.

Liu Nian, a cultural and creative product planning and operations engineer working for Chongqing China Three Gorges Museum (Chongqing Museum), said he visits the exhibited national treasures at least once each week for seeking inspirations.

"I visit here at least once a week because I've been repeatedly inspired by these exhibits, which helps me design new cultural and creative products," said Liu.

In the increasingly competitive cultural and creative industry, many museums are eagerly seeking this new type of talents who are professional and skilled both in marketing and creation.

"The vitality (of work in cultural and creative industries) lies in cultural relics and culture, which are sustainable. Therefore, this job can coordinate with many posts in other industries. Through their efforts, the beauty, history, and stories of cultural relics can be better presented to the visitors," said Chi Lin, head of cultural creative product and cooperation department of the Chongqing Museum.

Major museums in Chongqing have vigorously carried out cultural and creative programs since 2017, with 12,666 cultural and creative products launched as to now, generating nearly 200 million yuan (about 27.5 million U.S. dollars) in revenue.

"This is so lovely. It looks like both a chick and a bird," a child said while shopping with her parents on an artwork designed by Liu at the Chongqing Museum.

Rising cultural and creative consumption in China creating new careers

Rising cultural and creative consumption in China creating new careers

Recommended Articles