UN celebrates Chinese Language Day with traditional music, art CCTV News – CNTV English

UNITED NATIONS, April 20 (Xinhua) — The United Nations (UN) celebrated Chinese Language Day Wednesday with a series of activities in an effort to highlight the historical and cultural importance of each of its six official languages.

Dozens of UN staff members and diplomats from different countries gathered at a conference room in the UN headquarters to enjoy this gala, applauding the wonderful performances given by Chinese artists.

The date was chosen by the United Nations to pay tribute to Cang Jie, a mythical figure who is credited with having invented Chinese characters about 5,000 years ago

***the Wushu performers that were in Akron are the ones mentioned in the story***

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UN celebrates Chinese Language Day with traditional music, art CCTV News – CNTV English.

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