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UPDATED: September 3, 2010 NO. 36 SEPTEMBER 9, 2010
Chinese Folk Art Displayed

China's 30 plus provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions take turns showcasing their culture and customs at the ongoing World Expo in Shanghai. Beijing took the lead by hosting Beijing Week in May. Since then, many local arts have been featured, such as the New Year paintings of Tianjin's Yangliuqing Town, the pastoral songs of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, the song-and-dance duet popular in northeast China and the acrobatics of Hebei's Wuqiao County.

POTTERY MAKING: A woman from Hainan Province makes pottery using traditional techniques, August 11 (ZHOU HUA)

PUPPET SHOW: Performers from Quanzhou City, Fujian Province, demonstrate how to operate string puppets, June 28 (REN JUNCHUAN)

OPERA FROM SHANDONG: Artists from Zibo City, Shandong Province, star in a local opera, July 9 (YAN YAN)

PRECIOUS ORNAMENTS: A girl of the Miao ethnic group in Hunan Province shows her silver headwear, July 23

TEA TIME: Girls of the Dong ethnic group in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region present how to make "oil-tea," which is mainly made of tea, glutinous rice, soybean and sesame, August 2 (HUANG XIAOBANG)

TRADITIONAL DANCE: Women of the Miao ethnic group in Guizhou Province dance at the World Expo, August 23 (ZHOU HUA)

DELICATE PAPERCUT: Two women from Yunnan Province showcase their paper cutouts, August 29 (LIN YIGUANG)

SACRED WATER: A pottery jar, being filled with water collected from the source of China's three major rivers—the Yangtze, the Yellow and Lancang on July 23 in Qinghai Province, will be displayed at the World Expo on September 16-21 (YANG GUANG)

WORKS OF ART: Artist Hong Jianhua carves bamboo at the World Expo on June 24. Hong is from the Huizhou area of Anhui Province, which is famous for traditional bamboo carving (FAN JUN)

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