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EU ambassador: Cross-cultural exchange can be extremely powerful

Updated: 2020-11-26 10:00:00

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Cross-cultural communication can transcend borders and connect people. In this interview, Nicolas Chapuis, ambassador of the European Union to China, talks about the presence of Chinese culture in Europe.

"China has many stories to tell, about the human condition. Experience shows that when you mix culture, it is always extremely powerful," he said. "Today Chinese music, pop music, is selling not only in Asia but also in Europe."

A sinologist, translator, as well as a diplomat, Chapuis graduated in Paris with a MA and DEA in Chinese studies. he has introduced many Chinese literati to France, including Qian Zhongshu, Yang Jiang and Ba Jin. The ambassador is also the first to translate a full poetry collection by Du Fu into French.

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