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Zhejiang artisan attends Boao Forum

ezhejiang.gov.cn| Updated: April 23, 2021 L M S

A huge copper mural, five meters wide and 10 meters tall, hung at the main entrance to the venue of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference in Boao, Hainan province, which was held from April 18 to 21, capturing the widespread attention of distinguished guests from home and abroad.


The mural, named Wanquan Guihai, hangs at the main entrance to the venue of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference. [Photo/news.hangzhou.com.cn]

The mural's creator, Zhu Bingren, is a renowned artist from Zhejiang province who holds the titles of "National Master of Industrial Art" and "National Artisan".

Zhu created the mural to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the founding of the BFA, which falls this year. He was also invited to speak at the Culture Roundtable, a sub-forum of the BFA Annual Conference, on April 20, becoming the first ever artisan speaker at the forum.

The mural is named Wanquan Guihai, which literally means thousands of streams converge into the sea. The images of golden sand and green waves presented in the mural are visually striking.

Asked by local reporters about the ideas behind the mural, Zhu said that Wanquan Guihai not only refers to the Wanquan River, which passes by the BFA venue and flows into the South China Sea, but also embodies the spirit of tolerance and inclusiveness that is highly valued at the forum that aims to unite Asian countries around common causes.

Zhu said that he was delighted to see many guests posing for pictures in front of the mural. He added that he hopes to promote the craftsmanship spirit, as well as the integration of traditional Chinese culture and modern techniques through the forum. 

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Zhu Bingren is pictured in front of his huge copper mural while attending the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference. [Photo/news.hangzhou.com.cn]