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The artistic talents of Chinese leaders

By Wu Yan ( Updated: 2015-09-16 17:08

The artistic talents of Chinese leaders

Zhang Dejiang plays Hulusi (cucurbit flute) at an evening gala in Beijing on March 8, 2006 during the annual "Two Sessions". [Photo/Southern Metropolis Daily]

Zhang Dejiang conducts a symphony orchestra

China's top legislator Zhang Dejiang is also musically skilled.

At an evening gala celebrating International Women's Day during the "Two Sessions" in 2006, Zhang, then Party Secretary of Guangdong province, played two songs "The Fern leaf Hedge Bamboo In The Moonlight" and "The Night of the Military harbor" with Hulusi (cucurbit flute), a music instrument native to ethnic groups in Yunnan, when Guangdong and Yunnan delegations watched performances in Beijing in 2006.

He even once conducted the Guangzhou symphony orchestra when the latter held a concert at a music hall in Guangzhou, Guangdong province on Aug 30, 2004.

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