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ELEFSINA, Greece, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- A troupe of artists fromChina's renowned Huangmei Anhui Opera Theater gave a performance ofthe classic play "Marriage of the Fairy Princess" on Sunday duringone of Greece's most prestigious cultural festivals.

Spectators at the old oil mill of Elefsina, the main venue ofAeschylus Festival, were treated to singing and dancing and theplot of a centuries-old tale.

The festival takes place 17-km southwest of Athens in the citywhere ancient Greek tragedian Aeschylus was born 2 Cheap Alabama Crimson Tide Jersey ,500 years ago.It was here the Chinese artists presented a masterpiece of one ofChina's most important opera styles in the past two centuries.

Sunday's show was one of the highlights of the 60 theatrical,dance and music performances, visual art exhibitions and other artevents included in the festival's program this summer, organizerssaid.

It was staged as the two countries celebrate the China-Greececultural exchanges and culture industry cooperation year in2017.

After the twinning of Elefsina and China's Haicheng city in2014, it is the fourth consecutive year the Greek festival hashosted a Chinese cultural production.

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"Huangmei opera is one of the five main operas of China. We arevery proud to introduce this to the world on behalf of AnhuiProvince and China," leading actress Yuan Yuan told Xinhua.

Huangmei Anhui Opera Theater troupe has promoted China'straditional artform worldwide with great success, and the28-year-old actress said she felt honored to be part of thishistory since she was 8 years old.

Among the Greek spectators who enjoyed the performance wasElefsina Mayor Yorgos Tsoukalas.

Speaking to Xinhua, he expressed eagerness to further enhanceties between his municipality Cheap College Football Jerseys , one of Greece's main industrialzones, and China.

"After Elefsina was chosen as European Cultural Capital, we wantto come in closer contact with other civilizations...The Chinesecivilization is one of the most important in antiquity and moderntimes and from this point of view, we are trying to learn from theChinese theater and Chinese peoples' views in the past and today,"Tsoukalas said.

Elefsina has been declared European Capital of Culture for2021.

"Our festival is a festival with a 43-year-long history whichhas preserved its values and is constantly improving...Our aim isto make culture a way of living for the people of Elefsina Cheap Throwback College Jerseys ,"Konstantina Marougka, the festival's spokesperson added.

Elefsina focuses on deepening its ties in particular with China,one of the greatest ancient civilizations, Marougka underlined.

As part of the Aeschylus Festival this year, Elefsina is alsohosting an exhibition of Chinese opera costumes until Sept. 9.Enditem

BEIJING, June 3 (Xinhua) -- Beijing's education authority on Friday launched an investigation into a synthetic racetrack at an elementary school that was emitting excessive amounts of poisonous substances.

Dozens of students at the Baiyunlu campus of Beijing No.2 Experimental School in Xicheng District suffered from nosebleeds, dizzy spells and coughs, after running on the track last month.

Tests on the track this week, nine months after it was put into use, showed excessive amounts of benzene substances and formaldehyde.

The Xicheng education commission has ordered that the track be covered in a protective coating, and promised to track down those responsible.

There will be a thorough investigation of facilities in several other schools.

Medical staff will be despatched to the school to provide treatment and support for students.

Similar cases have occurred in Jiangsu, Guangdong and other provinces.

The Ministry of Education said it has clear requirements for installation of synthetic racetracks in schools. However, the requirements have not been fully implemented in some areas.

Wang Dinghua, an official in charge of elementary education with the ministry, said lax supervision is the major reason for such incidents.

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He also expressed satisfaction with his foreign policy attainments and said as he had pledged during his presidential campaign in 2013, he has taken steps to improve relations with the world and to interact constructively with the western countries.

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