“Embrace China” show extends greetings to Houston Chinese communities

An actor from China National Acrobatic Troupe perform acrobatics in Houston of Texas, the United States, on Oct. 4, 2019. (Xinhua/Liu Liwei)

Featuring international awarded acrobatic performances, traditional Chinese music and Chinese opera, the show is meant to send regards and greetings to local Chinese communities in U.S. cities.

HOUSTON, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) — Hundreds of Chinese and American audiences marveled at the performance of acrobatics and Chinese traditional music Friday night in Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States.

“Embrace China,” 2019 China National Day Celebration Multi-Arts Show, was organized by the All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese (AFROC).

Featuring international awarded acrobatic performances, traditional Chinese music, Chinese opera and others, the show received cheers and acclamation from the audience.

An actress from China National Acrobatic Troupe performs “Umbrella Spinning” in Houston of Texas, the United States, on Oct. 4, 2019. (Photo by Steven Song/Xinhua)

Before the show, Chinese Consul General in Houston Cai Wei addressed the audience that overseas Chinese in the southern United States have actively supported China’s development, building bridge between the peoples of China and the United States.

“I hope overseas Chinese continue to be the friendship messengers, contributing to the healthy development of Sino-U.S. relationship,” he said.

Liu Qi, head of the “Embrace China” art troupe, said that the aim of the show is to spread and promote traditional Chinese culture. He noted that overseas Chinese have made special contribution to China’s development in the past 70 years. The show is to send regards and greetings to local Chinese communities from China.

An actress from China National Peking Opera Company sings in Houston of Texas, the United States, on Oct. 4, 2019. (Photo by Steven Song/Xinhua)

Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner also sent written greetings to the art show that celebrates the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

Houston is the first stop in the United States for this year’s “Embrace China,” which will also be staged in Washington, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, among others.

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