Jet Li United Nations New York Times Square Taiji

Chinese Wushu Delegation participated in cultural exchange last week in the United States. This activity was organized by General Administration of Sport and International Wushu Federation (IWUF). This was the 2nd time that Chinese Wushu delegates performed in the United Nations since 2011. The theme of the event was “Harmonious, Healthy, and Sharing”.

Jet Li Promoted Wushu and Taiji in United Nations

Jet Li United Nations New York Times Square Taiji

Jet Li, as the ambassador of IWUF and China Wushu Association, gave a speech in both United Nations and in New York Times Square.

Jet Li United Nations New York Times Square Taiji

Jet Li first visited the United States in 1974, when he was one of the members of the Chinese Wushu Delegation. He had the chance to perform wushu in front of President Nixon (Former US President) and Henry Kissinger (Former United States Secretary of State) at the White House.

Jet Li United Nations New York Times Square Taiji

In 2011, China Wushu Association and Permanent Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the United Nations organized an event “Peace, Friendship, Healthy” at the United Nations Headquarters. That was the first time Chinese Wushu delegates performed in the United Nations. At that time, Jet Li once again expressed his thoughts about wushu philosophy and promoted Taiji to the world.

Jet Li Promoted Wushu and Taiji in New York Times Square

Jet Li United Nations New York Times Square Taiji

Jet Li believes Taiji is a representation of wushu. It is not only a healthy exercise, but also learning Yin Yang philosophy as well as heaven and earth, peace and balance. He strongly believes that practicing wushu can make a person happier and healthier.

“Currently there are more than 100 million people practicing Taiji around the world. As an ambassador for IWUF and China Wushu Association, what I did in the past was not enough and I will continue to promote wushu to the world,” Jet said.

Jet Li United Nations New York Times Square Taiji
Jet Li United Nations New York Times Square Taiji
Jet Li United Nations New York Times Square Taiji

Wushu Performance Appeared on Times Square

Sunday afternoon, Tai Chi professionals and lovers gathered on Times Square to show the beauty of this sport.Wushu master and movie star Jet Li also appeared to support this event.

Posted by SinoVision on Monday, 11 September 2017

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