11th China Int’l Cultural & Creative Industry Expo opens in Beijing

The 11th China International Cultural and Creative Industry Expo has kicked off in Beijing. The four-day event includes exhibitions, trade promotions and forums to promote cooperation between Chinese and foreign cultural and creative industries.  Traditional Chinese handicrafts with a history of thousands of years have played an important role at the expo throughout the past decade. This includes pottery and porcelain products, plaited bamboo articles, and handmade furniture.

«Furniture making is becoming more and more modernized, done by machines, and the traditional handicrafts are gradually losing their popularity. But the old handicraft techniques like the tenon and mortise joint, and sculpturing have great wisdom. So traditional companies like us feel all the responsibility to pass down the skills,» said Wang Laifeng, Successor of Tongxinghe Classical Furniture.

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