China Tibet Culture Festival to Celebrate Austria-China Ties
07-24-2018    Xinhua
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:country-region w:st="on"><SPAN lang=EN-US>China</SPAN></st1:country-region><SPAN lang=EN-US> -- The China Tibet Culture Festival will open in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Austria</st1:country-region></st1:place> on Oct. 18 and run till Oct. 29, marking the 35th founding anniversary of China-Austria diplomatic ties and the ongoing "Year of China" initiated by the Austrian government.</SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>The festival is the sixth large exhibition abroad of Tibetan culture since 2001, said a spokesman for the Chinese Association for Cultural Exchanges with Foreign Countries.</SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>The festival will include an exhibition of more than 200 photos selected from 150,000 pictures by 100 photographers from 19 countries. They were invited to take photos in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Tibet</st1:country-region></st1:place> last year.</SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>Helmut Strohmer, a well-known Austrian photographer, is also expected to display 50 works, showing impressions of modern life in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Tibet</st1:country-region></st1:place>.</SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>Fifteen Tangkar -- traditional song and dance -- performances will illustrate the religion, medicine and history of <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Tibet</st1:country-region></st1:place>, the spokesman said.</SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>A song and dance ensemble will perform folk songs and dances. The organizers have invited four Tibetologists and living Buddhas to give lectures at universities and meet with Austrian Tibetologists.</SPAN></P>
Editor: Wang Xinyu
   
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