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Foreign experts in Anhui make rice dumplings for Dragon Boat Festival

source:safea.gov.cn release date:2018/06/11 hits:81


Foreign experts learn to make zongzi in Anhui province. [photo/safea.gov.cn]

Thirty-three foreign experts from 14 countries attended an activity to experience tea ceremony and make zongzi, glutinous rice and fillings wrapped with bamboo or reed leaves, to celebrate the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival in Hefei, Anhui province, on May 30.

“Experiencing traditional Chinese culture is a good way to enhance cultural communication,” said Wu Songbao, head of Hefei Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau. Hefei aims to become an international city of innovation, and welcomes all foreign talents to come and work in the city, Wu said.


Foreign experts learn to make zongzi in Anhui province. [photo/safea.gov.cn]

Pan Yaqun, director of the Anhui Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, said that foreign experts have helped solve many technical problems for Hefei. They helped cultivate talents, and promote Anhui province around the world.

The foreign experts appreciated the traditional tea performances in Anhui. Elegant etiquette, classical music, and fragrant tea left them a deep impression.

Apart from the tea ceremony, the experts also experienced the traditional folk customs of the Dragon Boat Festival. They learned how to make zongzi.


A foreign expert experience tea ceremony in Anhui province. [photo/safea.gov.cn]

Anhui has organized various cultural activities for foreign experts. For example, they performed traditional folk arts and calligraphy for foreign experts during the Chinese New Year celebrations, and invited foreign experts to plant trees on the Arbor Day.

In 2017, Anhui province implemented 262 projects to attract talents, introducing more than 5,200 foreign talents. A total of 541 people received overseas training. Anhui established 24 national and provincial foreign expertise introduction demonstration bases and five provincial overseas intellectuals workstations.