The Ministry of Culture and Sports is hosting a Chinese martial arts performance by the Shaolin Kungfu Monk Corps at Qatar National Theatre this evening in co-operation with the Chinese embassy in Doha.
The event is being held to mark the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Qatar and China, the ministry has said in a statement.
Senior officials from the Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Chinese embassy are expected to attend the event along with a number of heads of diplomatic missions in the state.
The ceremony underscores the deep relations between Qatar and China in various fields, including culture. There is mutual recognition of each other’s culture, which further highlights the good relations between the two peoples, the statement notes.
Qatar’s hosting of Chinese cultural events has been continuing since the Qatar-China Year of Culture, which was observed in 2016 and featured a number of events organised in both countries.
The ministry will participate in today’s event through some artistic and musical performances based on Qatari culture.
There will be a presentation of Chinese martial arts by a group from the country, highlighting various nuances of Chinese culture. The Wushu show will cover different aspects of Chinese martial arts, including Ba Duan Jing - a traditional Chinese health and fitness exercise dating back to the Song Dynasty (960-1279), traditional Shaolin boxing and others.