Chinese martial arts show thrills Bucharest fans – Xinhua English.news.cn
A member of the Chinese Wushu Federation performs at an event in Bucharest, capital of Romania, on September 18, 2019 (Photo by Cristian Cristel / Xinhua)
BUCHAREST, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) – Chinese martial arts athletes staged performances at a multi-purpose gymnasium in southern Bucharest on Wednesday evening, blowing local martial arts enthusiasts away.
A dozen Chinese martial arts athletes performed in front of nearly 500 spectators, demonstrating some 20 varieties of traditional Chinese martial arts, including nanquan, changquan, taijiquan, taiji fan, nine whip. sections, the south stick and fencing. 13 Romanian martial arts athletes, most of them the best practitioners from their country, also showed their skills at the event.
The event, which is one of a series of activities organized by the Chinese Embassy in Romania to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the Romania, brought together Cosmin-Razvan Butuza, Secretary of State of the Romanian Ministry of Youth and Sports, Zhao Li, Cultural Advisor of the Chinese Embassy in Romania, Ion Benea, President of the Romanian Federation of Wushu Kungfu.
The Chinese martial arts delegation was organized by the Wushu Sports Management Center of the State General Sports Administration. During the visit, the Chinese athletes also went to a local training camp to conduct martial arts exchanges and discussions with their counterparts.