Your Excellency Ambassador LIU Jieyi, Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations,
Ambassador ZHANG Qiyue, Consul General of China,
Mr. ZENG Laide, Deputy President of National Academy of Paintings,
Professor ZHOU Bin,
Ms. ZHANG Yijun,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is a pleasure to join you. I thank the Permanent Mission of China and all those involved in making this gathering possible.
Calligraphy is one of the world’s greatest and oldest artistic traditions. It is also a shared cultural heritage of China, Japan and Korea.