Country for PR: China
Contributor: PR Newswire Asia (China)
Monday, November 21 2022 - 21:50
CGTN: Peng Liyuan: Music connects people of China and Thailand, deepens friendship
BEIJING, Nov. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Chinese and Thai people, though speaking different languages, can communicate 
with each other through music, as music knows no borders, said Peng Liyuan, 
wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Peng made the remarks during a visit to Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of 
Music in Thailand on Saturday morning, accompanied by Naraporn Chan-o-cha, wife 
of Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.

Upon her arrival, Peng was warmly welcomed by Naraporn, Thailand's Minister of 
Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation Anek Laothamatas, Chairman 
of Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music Board of Council Piyasakol 
Sakolsatayadorn, and President of the institute Choowit Yurayong, among others.

Thanks to the efforts of Peng and Naraporn, the music institute signed an 
academic memorandum of understanding with China's Nanjing University of the 
Arts in March 2019. Since then, the two schools have been deepening cooperation 
through personnel exchanges, joint research and training in the field of music.

Peng and Naraporn visited the showroom of the institute, listened carefully to 
its development history and international cooperation, and showed appreciation 
for the establishment and development of the institute's cooperation with 
Nanjing University of the Arts.

They took photos together and watched a music performance jointly given by 
Chinese and Thai students from the two schools online and offline.

Peng applauded the lovely show by the students, who performed the classic songs 
of the two countries.

She said through the performance, she felt the deep friendship between the two 
countries, which is "as close as one family."

Peng spoke highly of Princess Galyani's initiative of establishing this arts 
institute to cultivate high-level professional music talents in Thailand, and 
lauded Naraporn's efforts to promote the cooperation between the institute and 
Chinese colleges and universities.

Upon departure, Peng presented Chinese Guzheng (plucked zithers) and books and 
audio-visual products about Chinese culture and music as gifts to Princess 
Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music. She also expressed hope that more 
youngsters in Thailand would learn about Chinese musical instruments and 
promote the cultural exchanges between the two countries.