（中外新闻社 中外新闻网记者 张珈闻 齐欢 魏炯才）2023年7有21日，中外新闻社总裁韦燕率中外新闻社大使俱乐部成员：斯洛伐克共和国驻华大使彼得•利扎克阁下,摩尔多瓦共和国驻华大使杜米特鲁•贝拉基什阁下 ,斯里兰卡民主社会主义共和国驻华大使帕利塔•科霍纳博士,南非共和国驻华大使谢胜文阁下,津巴布韦共和国驻华大使马丁•切冬多阁下,博茨瓦纳共和国驻华大使莫图西•帕拉伊阁下,索马里联邦共和国驻华大使阿瓦莱•阿里•库拉内阁下,毛里求斯共和国驻华大使王纯万阁下,纳米比亚共和国驻华大使伊莱亚•乔治•凯亚莫阁下, 捷克共和国驻华大使佟福德阁下等在中国人民对外友好协会副会长李希奎等领导带领下前往河南省参访。7月22日，大使代表团在河南省国脉文化产业园参观，做泥塑、学武术、印年画、磨豆腐—体验中国非遗文化忙得不亦乐乎。
July 21, 2023, President of Home and Abroad News Press Mrs. Wei Yan led the Ambassadors Club members, including Ambassador of Slovakia to China H.E. Mr. Peter Lizák, Ambassador of Moldova to ChinaH.E. Mr. Dumitru Braghis, Ambassador of South Africa to ChinaH.E. Mr. Siyabonga C. Cwele, Ambassador of Zimbabwe to ChinaH.E. Mr. Martin Chedondo, Ambassador of Botswana to ChinaH.E. Mr. Batlang Comma Serema, Ambassador of Somalia to ChinaH.E. Mr. Awale Ali Kullane, Ambassador of Mauritius to ChinaH.E. Mr. Alain Wong Yen Cheong, Ambassador ofNamibia to ChinaH.E. Mr. Elia G. Kaiyamo, Ambassador ofCzechRepublic to ChinaH.E. Mr. Vladimir Tomsik, andMr. Li Xikui, Vice Chairman of the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and Chairman of the China Friendship Foundation for and Peace and Development, visited Henan Province. On July 22, the ambassador delegation visited Henan GuomaiCultural Industrial Park, and experienced Chinese intangible cultural heritages through making clay sculptures,Martial Arts, Chinese New Year's Paintings, and making Tofu.
First of all, Ambassador of Slovakia to China H.E. Mr. Peter Lizáklearned to make Chinese New Year's paintings under the guidance of the painting master. His painting work of "Heavenly Official Bestowing Blessings" was presented to give all people a feeling of happiness, joyfulness and auspiciousness. When he showed it to the audience, there was a burst of applause, and everyone congratulated Ambassador Peter on his excellent painting works. He said, “I must bring this painting back to my country, Chinese intangible culture is so amazing.”
The martial arts teachers from Henan Guomai Cultural Industrial Park also taught the ambassadors how to do Chinese Taiji. With the music playing, the teacherdemonstrated the basic movements of Taiji through slow and elegant movements. The ambassadors followed the music and the teacher's movements carefully. Taiji is not only an exercise of physical movements and gestures, but also closely related to Chinese philosophy and the practitioner's minds. Ambassador of Mauritius to ChinaH.E. Mr. Alain Wong Yen Cheong said that he hoped for a Chinese martial arts school could be opened in Mauritius in the future, and this culture piece can be a bridge of friendship between Chinese and foreign cultures.
In the clay sculptures production area, PresidentWei Yan, together with Ambassador Alain Wong Yen Cheong, Ambassador Palitha Kohona, and Ambassador Siyabonga C. Cwele learnt how to create a clay cup with the guidance from a professional clay master: the first step is to mix the clay by cracking the porcelain stone and pounding it into powder, then adding water to remove the impurities in the porcelain stoneand making lumpy clay blocks. The second step is billeting. Putting good clay block in the center of the turntable, the clay can be pulled by hand to make the rough shape. This is the first procedure of ceramic molding to get familiar with the shrinkage rate of the clay in order to make good ceramic crafts. The third step is to put the clay into mold. The shape of the clay mold is based on the inner arc of the billet rotary until it become semi-dry, the mold evenly patted on the billet, and then take off the mold carefully. The fourth step is to sharpen the clay by rotating the clay on the turning disk with a small knife chipping off to make the clay with appropriate thickness and smooth its surface. This step requires a high degree of craftsmanship. The fifth step is to drythe clay crafts by putting them on the shelf for air drying ...... Ambassadors seriously and carefully made ceramic bowls according to the master’s instruction. The ceramic bowls, cups and various shapes of animals made by the ambassadors were not up to the standard, but received high praise from the master and the audience.
Henan Guomai Cultural Industrial Parkalso showed the ambassadors the rich national intangibles and skills such as traditional damask, pottery, woodblock prints, paper-cutting, weaving and embroidery, printing and dyeing, painting and calligraphy, traditional music etc. The ambassadors experienced the characteristics of China's intangible cultural heritages in a variety of forms such as exchanges, study tours, interactivelearning sessionsto express their intention to spread and promote China's intangible cultural heritage to their own countries, so as to let the whole world share the uniqueness of Chinese intangible cultural heritages.
Before leaving the park, the ambassadors touched each piece of skillful and exquisite artworks, felt the humanistic emotion behind each piece of artwork. They said that this is not only the memory of Chinese history and culture, but also has a far-reaching significance of the times.