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Chinese Intangible Cultural Heritage Week was held at a range of China Cultural Centers abroad to celebrate China's first Cultural and Natural Heritage Day.


China's first Cultural and Natural Heritage Day celebrated abroad 


A intangible cultural heritage inheritor performs paper-cutting during the Chinese Intangible Cultural Heritage Week in Benin, June 10, 2017. 


An exhibition featuring intangible cultural heritages from Ningxia Hui autonomous region was held at the China Cultural Center in Benin on June 10.


The 100 showpieces included paper-cuttings, embroideries, clay sculptures and models of ancient Chinese architecture.


Tian Yanlan, an inheritor of Hui people's paper-cutting, introduced the protection of intangible cultural heritage in Ningxia.

Germany


Intangible cultural heritages from Zhejiang province were showcased in Berlin, Germany, from June 9 to 15.


The artists performed Kunqu Opera, gu qin (a plucked seven-string Chinese musical instrument) and traditional Chinese tea art.


Traditional fans, embroideries and porcelain were also featured at the exhibition.

Singapore


During Chinese Intangible Cultural Heritage Week in Singapore, the local people tasted zong zi ( glutinous rice stuffed with fillings and wrapped in leaves) and tried paper-cutting and Chinese calligraphy.


A lecture and a photo exhibition on traditional Chinese medicine were given on June 10.