WASHINGTON (PRWEB) May 19, 2023
CGTN America & CGTN UN releases “Peng Liyuan, Spouses of Central Asian Leaders Visit Historic Theater in Xi’an”
Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, invited the first ladies of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan on Friday to visit the historic Yisushe Theater in Xi'an, capital of Northwest China’s Shaanxi Province.
Guests included Aigul Japarova, wife of Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov, and Ziroatkhon Mirziyoyeva, wife of Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev. The Kyrgyz and Uzbek leaders were in Xi’an for the first China-Central Asia Summit, which concluded on Friday.
Peng Liyuan accompanied her guests to a Qinqiang Opera art museum in the Yisushe Theater cultural district, where they viewed exquisite items related to Chinese folk opera.
They stopped in front of a mural to look closely at how local musicians performed together with their peers from the Western Regions back in the Tang Dynasty (618-907). They were briefed on the popularity of Qinqiang Opera in China.
Peng and her guests also had a try at making shadow puppets at an exhibition hall and talked with veteran artists of folk art. At the Yisushe Theater, they watched a classical Qinqiang performance.
Peng Liyuan said China stands ready to strengthen cultural exchanges and cooperation with Central Asian countries and promote mutual understanding and friendship among peoples.
Japarova and Mirziyoyeva said they felt the Silk Road had connected the cultures of Central Asia and China. They expected both sides to deepen people-to-people exchanges and mutual learning.
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