NAIROBI nike air vapormax homme rabais , April 19 (Xinhua) -- Many Kenyans thronged a Chinese stand at the Third Nairobi Cultural Festival to learn more about the Chinese culture during the international event held Sunday.
China was represented at the festival held at the National Museum of Kenya by the Confucius Institute at the University of Nairobi during the event that attracted 15 countries and two international organizations.
Guo Hong from the Confucius Institute led the staff in displaying Chinese traditional clothes, food, calligraphy, games, and masks among other exhibits.
"This is the first time China is taking part in the event, and we are in Kenya to teach people Chinese language and culture and let people know one another nike air vapormax femme rabais ," Guo told Xinhua.
Peter Kimura, a visitor at the festival, said he came to the stand to learn more about the Asian nation's culture after reading in books about the diversity of Chinese culture. "As China and Kenya forge closer international relationship, it is important to learn some aspects of the Chinese culture," Kimura said.
The festival, conceived in 2013 by the Liaison Manager of Research Institute of Swahili Studies of Eastern Africa at the National Museums of Kenya nike air max 2017 homme rabais , Munira Mohammed, in a bid to promote the Swahili culture at first and finally becomes an annual event.
"In 2013, we attracted nine countries, whereas in the second year 12 countries participated and come next year we anticipate the figure to soar," Mohammed told Xinhua.
Mohammed said the aim of this year's event is to unite the world through heritage and diversity of cultures.
Other countries that participated at the event included the United States, Switzerland nike air max 2017 femme rabais , Somalia, Philippines, Mexico, Nigeria, Spain and Indonesia.
Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Sports Culture and Arts, Hassan Wario nike air max 2017 flyknit rabais , was welcomed at the Chinese stand by the choir from Confucius Institute that received him with a Chinese rendition of "Karibu Kenya" (Welcome to Kenya).
Wario emphasized the importance culture plays in life and promised to make the event a bigger carnival next year.
"Food and music are part of culture," said Wario, adding one does not necessarily have to visit the respective countries to learn about other people's culture. "You can even learn some aspects of customs from a forum like this."
Chinese table tennis players Ding Ning, back, and Liu Shiwen, front nike air max 2017 kpu rabais , play some tricks to entertain fans in Dubai Mall January 6, 2015. [PhotoXinhua]
DUBAI, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- The world's number one and two table tennis men's single players Xu Xin and Ma Long, Olympic gold medalist Zhang Jike and the three highest ranked female players, Ding Ning, Liu Shiwen and Li Xiaoxia were present here on Tuesday to mark the Dubai ping pong festival.
The Dubai-sponsored Chinese national table tennis team were the star attraction nike air max 2017 rabais , hosting master classes and meeting fans, during the one-day event at Dubai ice rink in the world's biggest shopping center by footfall, the Dubai Mall.
Staged just two days before the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Team Cup kicks off in Dubai which will be held from Jan. 8 to Jan. 11, the China team was joined by players of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and coaches to share tips and perform trick shots with the general public.
Liu Shiwen and Xu Xin won last year's ITTF GAC group 2013 world tour finals in the women's and men's challenge, respectively, which were held in January 2014 in Dubai.
Table tennis aficionados had the chance to get a free master class with the Chinese and Emirati athletes air max 2017 rabais , exchange tips and collected rackets signed by the Chinese top stars.
"China has a strong affinity with table tennis and it is always encouraging to see our passion for the sport being shared in other countries around the world," said Liu Xiaonong, vice president of the Chinese Table Tennis Association. "This is key to the sport's development and the popularity of the Ping Pong Dubai Festival is a clear indicator of the growth of table tennis in Dubai."
The UAE's female number one Majd Albalooshi said "Ping Pong Dubai is a community initiative at heart and it is really positive to see the emirate's ongoing effort to promote the sport as an inclusive, fun and easy way to keep active."
Ping Pong Dubai is a non-profit venture between the UAE Table Tennis Association, Dubai Sports Council, and Falcon and Associates nike air max 90 ultra se homme , which facilitated Dubai's sponsorship of the Chinese National Table Tennis Team until 2017.
Falcon and Associates Will Oscroft, Falcon and Associates' director of marketing and communications, said "Dubai is committed to forging even closer ties with China across the economic and cultural arenas and sport is a fantastic way of achieving this.
A nature conservation organization said Thursday that it disagrees with the content of a popular reality TV show in China featuring interactions between celebrities and animals, after its ambassador took part in the show.
"WWF does not participate in Wonderful Friends, nor does it agree with its content, which involves animal performances nike air max 95 dynamic flywire homme ," said a press release sent by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to the Global Times via e-mail on Thursday.
Wonderful Friends, a TV show jointly produced by the Guangzhou-based Chimelong Safari Park and Hunan TV, has come under fire from animal right activists since it began airing on January 24.
The six celebrities on the show - including pop singer Li Yuchun, who is also a WWf ambassador - are required to accomplish a mission together with animals in each episode, including training elephants to do a headstand or taking chimpanzees clothes shopping.
Neither the show nor the zoo could be reached as of press time.
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