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The China Cultural Center in Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region cultural and tourism department held a special cultural week organised representing the cultural identity of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region of China in Sri Lanka. The cultural week which began on 16 January showcased programs organised in different parts of the country where the visiting artists engaging with special music and dance performances organised to depict the unique cultural heritage of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. From 18 January the China Cultural Center hosted several programs exhibiting the ‘intangible cultural heritage’ of Ningxia Hui Autonomous region of China. The programs included paintings and calligraphy exhibitions, music and dance performances of the artists who flew down from Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region for the cultural week. A few painting collections of Sri Lankan artists who visited China-Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region were also on display. The China Cultural Center with the courtesy of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Sri Lanka organised this initiative as a prelude to the upcoming ‘Happy Chinese New Year’ series of events, which are specially for the traditional festival celebrated by all Chinese nationals around the world in the month of February

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