Xi Jinping’s overseas dictionary story | echoes through time and space

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Spring scenery full garden, ball flying, lady Cuju…In January 2017, In Lausanne, Switzerland, President Xi Jinping, on behalf of China, presented to the International Olympic Committee a Suzhou embroidery work called “Ladies cuju” by Suzhou embroidery artist Yao Jianping, saying that Cuju originated in China 2,300 years ago.”We need to find the best place in the museum to display this precious gift,” said Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), who accompanied Xi on his visit to the Museum.Today, it is on permanent display in the International Olympic Museum.Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach at the International Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, Jan 18, 2017.In November 2021, another painting named “Ladies Cuju” embroidered by Yao Jianping was collected in the Beijing Olympic Museum, which is more than 7,000 kilometers away from the International Olympic Museum.The two pieces of Suzhou embroidery show the inextricably linked cuju in ancient China and modern football, and also connect the two Olympic museums at home and abroad to play the role of cultural exchanges and mutual learning.Thanks to President Xi’s special visit, the long-standing and sound cooperative relationship between China and the IOC has been consolidated and deepened.Anne Shevale, chief curator of the International Olympic Museum, was deeply impressed by the painting “Ladies Cuju” of Suzhou embroidery presented to the IOC by President Xi Jinping.”It shows the ladies playing a special game called cuju…It is really the ancestor of football and was very popular in ancient times.”According to historical records, Cuju originated in the Spring and Autumn period and the Warring States Period.Women’s cuju rose in the Tang Dynasty and was once very popular in the Song Dynasty.Shevale said there are also many China-related exhibits in the International Olympic Museum, such as the torch and MEDALS of the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics, Deng Yaping’s table tennis racket and Yang Yang’s skates.”We want to show not only objects related to the competition, but also touching stories,” she said, “because the Olympics are not only stories about competition, but also stories about athlete relationships, respect for others and respect for other cultures.””We want to tell these stories to people.”She said.Friends far and near are close even thousands of miles apart.For the International Olympic Museum of Lausanne and The Beijing Olympic Museum, they play a role in promoting sports exchanges and mutual learning between Chinese and foreign civilizations, just as the two pictures of Ladies Cuju echo each other from a distance.Hou Ming, director of the Beijing Olympic Museum, said that the suzhou embroidery was given to the International Olympic Museum as a national gift, “related to culture, especially China’s cultural confidence.””If you look closely at the painting, you can see that the figure is very peaceful and enjoying the happiness…”It reflects the traditional Chinese values of ‘li’ and ‘harmony,’ or harmony, which is in line with the spirit of fairness and justice in the modern Olympics.”Hou said.In a signed article published ahead of his visit to Switzerland in January 2017, President Xi Jinping quoted The famous Swiss poet and Nobel Laureate Jos Spitler as saying, “It is the greatest happiness in the world to find friends who share the same breath and fate.”Diversity leads to exchanges, mutual learning and development among civilizations.As an important form of exchanges among civilizations, sports play an important role in promoting exchanges and mutual learning among different countries, nations and cultures, and are an important driving force for the progress of human civilization and world peace and development.In the face of century-old changes and interwoven epidemics, it is all the more important for the world to move forward together.As Bach says: “The solidarity of sport and the Olympic values is more instructive.”On January 25 this year, President Xi Jinping met with Bach in Beijing.Referring to the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics, Xi said it is the first comprehensive global sports event to be held as scheduled since the outbreak of COVID-19, and is a successful practice of the New Olympic motto of “Swifter, Higher, Stronger — More United”.Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, Capital of China, Jan. 25, 2022.President Xi jinping says the “greater unity” advocated by the Olympic Movement is what is most needed today.It is better for all countries in the world to share a bigger boat than in more than 190 small boats for a better future. That is why we put forward the slogan of “Together for the Future” for the Beijing Winter Olympics.China will make new and greater contributions to the Olympic Movement and the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.The Bird’s Nest national Stadium, where the Beijing Olympic Museum is located, was the opening and closing ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics this year, following the successful opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympics.The bird’s Nest model is on permanent display at the International Olympic Museum.The torch and mascots of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games are already in the museum, and it is hoped the MEDALS will soon be on display, “something people really like to see,” Shevale said.Producer: Zhou Zongmin Mastermind: Chen Zhi, Yan Tao, Luo Guojun, Li Shengjiang Supervisor: Meng Na, Feng Junyang, Shang Jun, Li Bin Mastermind: Xie Peng, Jiang Guopeng, Wang Lu, Yan Junyan, Chen Junxia Written by Zheng Haoning Reporter: Chen Binjie, Jiang Xuelan, Liu Xi, Li Dexin, Wang Yong, Xia Zilin Editor:Liu Xiuling, Li Xinying, Li Xiaohui, Du Yanqin, Wang Shengmei, Ma Xiaoyan, Cheng Rainyu Photography: LAN Hongguang, Yao Dawei, Zhang Ling Vision: Onion painting as produced by Xinhua News Agency International Department, China Xinhua News NETWORK, Beijing Branch