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Tuesday, September 18 2018 - 12:16
AsiaNet
Citizens in Oslo, capital of Norway, give credit to the ecotourism and ethnic culture in Hainan -- Hainan, a fascinating place at 18 degrees north
OSLO, Sept. 18, 2018 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

On the morning of September 13 (local time), citizens in Oslo, capital of 
Norway, felt the enthusiasm and charm of Hainan Island, China. The event, 
organized by the Publicity Department of CPC Hainan Provincial Committee, 
"Hainan Culture Enters Norway" was held in Oslo, during which 80 pictures, 
songs and dances reflecting the customs of Hainan ethnic groups, and Li Brocade 
performance were given rapturous applause by all the guests. 

Along with the song To the End of the Earth, the event was opened. Mr. Sigmund  
Jaang, senior advisor of National Theater of Norway, extended warm welcome to 
cultural exchange mission from Hainan at the opening ceremony. He was more than 
willing to promote the corporation and exchanges between Hainan and Norway in 
such fields as culture, art and sports, and he also hoped that Hainan cultural 
exchange mission would send regards from Norwegians to Hainan.

Beautiful patterns were made by using natural dye and weft knife. When watching 
the Li Brocade performance, guests took pictures to record this amazing 
traditional folk art. Norwegians are especially interested in weaving. 
Particularly in northern Norway, woven socks, scarfs etc. are quite welcome. 

Local Professor Erna tried on the Li Brocade clothes and said that wonderful 
singing and dancing as well as Li Brocade performance helped them understand 
that Hainan boasted both beautiful natural scenery and humanistic connotation 
worth discovering. 

Leaves of rubber tree are very common in Hainan. All the guests were curious 
about and showed appreciation to the fact that performers blew the leaves of 
the rubber tree to play Chinese songs as An Auspicious Day. The sound played of 
nose flute is pleasant and enchanting, and this instrument is quite refreshing. 
Mr. Sigmund has never been to Hainan, but he knew the scenery of Hainan rivals 
Hawaii. He looked forward to visiting Hainan someday.

The following attracted much attention of citizens in Oslo: outdoor activities 
shown in the picture exhibition such as biking in the paddy fields, cliff views 
of golf courses and canyon rafting in Wuzhishan Nature Reserve, as well as the 
rural scenery in Hainan tourism promotional film.

Youle, a young Norwegian man, is a fan of China. He said that many of his 
friends from Hainan recommended this beautiful place to him. Hainan, located at 
18 degrees north, is rather attractive to him, and he looked forward to 
visiting Hainan in the near future.

Li Xiaoling, secretary general of Norwegian Chinese Association, said that 
Hainan has been making great efforts to develop and pilot free trade zones and 
free trade ports with Chinese characteristics. She expected to promote the 
exchanges and cooperation between Hainan and Norway in such fields as economy, 
trade, culture and education with the help of local Chinese.

Source: The Publicity Department of CPC Hainan Provincial Committee

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   Caption: The beautiful scenery of Hainan attracts the attention of citizens 
in Oslo, capital of Norway.