To deepen exchanges in Buddhism and other areas between China and Sri Lanka, Dr. Palitha Kohona, Sri Lankan ambassador to China, commercial officer Ms. Han Jie, Mr. Rosen and others visited Shaolin Temple accompanied by deputy director Guo Hua of the Foreign Affairs Office of the People’ s Government of Henan Province, and communicate with abbot Shi Yongxin friendly.
On Dec 21 at 6:05am, a delegation led by Venerable Master Shi Yongxin, abbot of Shaolin Temple, arrived in Vienna, Austria, receiving the worship from head of the Austrian Shaolin Cultural Center Master Yanliang, Yanguan and other disciples. The disciples sent him a bunch of flowers to welcome the arrival of Master Shi Yongxin.
On May 4, “The Most Beautiful Struggle of Youth--2021 Special Programs on China’ s Youth Day”, sponsored by the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China, the Ministry of Education, the Communist Youth League and hosted by the China Media Group, were played on CCTV-1 and CCTV-3. China Songshan Shaolin Temple was invited to join the program “The Young Generation Will Surpass the Elder”.
A large-scale immersive concert of the intangible cultural heritage titled the “Chinese Rites and Music • Pure Music of the Great River” was held at the Zhengzhou Grand Theatre successfully on the evening of June 30, 2021. This is a song of praise to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the CPC, and also an appreciation of the classical court music about it. The national intangible cultural heritage--Shaolin Kungfu and Chaohua blowing-song attended the concert, being well received extensively.
On April 23, 2021, professor Li Daqing, president of the Japan-China Innovation Association, and adviser of overseas development of the Hunan Provincial Committee of the Chinese People’ s Political Consultative Conference, visited Shaolin Temple meanwhile Mr. Endo, former leader of the Pomeito and president of the Japan-China Innovation Association, contacted abbot Shi Yongxin via video link to exchange with each other.