On January 29, Mr. Pan Hejun, Charge d'Affaires ad Interim of the Chinese Embassy in the UK, met Art Troupe of the High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China. The Troupe will participate in the large-scale event of "China in London" in celebration of Spring Festival. Mr. Pan listened to the introduction of the Troupe and its arrangement for the performance. He warmly welcomed these little "ambassadors" of Chinese culture and wished the performance a success. He expressed his confidence that these little "ambassadors" would display a good image of Chinese youth and leave a deep impression in the UK public.
Organized and dispatched by Ministry of Culture and at the invitation of London China town Chinese Association, more than 40 members of Art Troupe of the High School Affiliated to Renmin University will make a 12-day tour in UK from January 30 to February 11. The Troupe will participate in the largest Spring Festival celebration event in Europe--"China in London" to be held in Trafalgar Square on February 10. It will participate in the performance specially held by Girls' Day School Trust (GDST) on February 1 and the "China Day" event held by the British Museum. It will also participate in the special performance in Cambridge jointly held by Cambridge University and the Chinese Embassy in the UK, the Spring Festival celebration activity in Chinese Consulate-General in Edinburgh and the joint performance with students of Glasgow School of Art. In the intervals between the performances, the Troupe will also engage in colourful exchange activities with local UK students so as to further improve understanding and friendship between the youth of both countries.
Art Troupe of High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China was established in 1950. After the development of more than 50 years, it has become "a leading school in China and first-class school in the world". Art Troupe of the High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China consists of 7 art groups: symphony orchestra, chorus, dancing group, marching band, electronic light music troupe, martial art team and calisthenics team. It now has more than 500 members who are top students with high art quality. The Troupe has performed in France, USA, Russia, Hong Kong and won an extensive reputation. The delegations to the UK include dancing group, martial art team and calisthenics team of the Troupe.