|Ambassador Zhang Weidong Attends Confucius Institute Day Celebration|
On 30th September 2015, at the invitation of Northern Light Confucius Institute of the University of Iceland, Ambassador Zhang Weidong, with some 600 people from all walks of life, attended the Confucius Institute Day Celebration and watched the Performance Tour: Shaolin Kongfu and Folk Music, Dance Performace. Mr. Arnthor Helgason, chairman of the Chinese Icelandic Cultural Society, Mr. Magnús Björnsson and Mr. Jia Yucheng, Directors of the Northern Light Confucius Institute were present.
In his speech, Ambassador Zhang spoke highly of the role of Confucius Institute in helping people learn Chinese and promoting the bilateral cultural exchanges, and congratulated on the new progress made by the institute. He recalled that the first event he took part in after his arrival in Iceland on Sep. 25th 2014 was the Confucius Institute Celebration on Sep. 27th.
During the performance, the enthusiasm of the audience was high. The "Shaolin 18 Types of Weapons" and "Shaolin Hard Qigong " broadened the audience's horizons, and the Chinese traditional dance and folk music had enthralled the audience. Children are fascinated by the "Shaolin Kungfu Animals " and their imitation gave rise to bursts of laughters.
After the performance, Ambassador Zhang Weidong, together with Mr. Arnthor Helgason, Mr. Magnús Björnsson and Mr. Jia Yucheng went up the stage to extend warm greetings and congratulations to the performers.
Shaolin Kongfu and Folk Music
The interaction with the audience
Ambassador Zhang Weidong, Mr. Arnthor Helgason, chairman of the Chinese Icelandic Cultural Society, Mr. Magnús Björnsson and Mr. Jia Yucheng, Directors of the Northern Light Confucius Institute with the performers