Huang Zhikun from Fujian Province competes during the contest in Putian, southeast China’s Fujian Province, June 28, 2010. More than 100 athletes of over 20 teams took part in the National Wushu Taijiquan Championship, which kicked off in Putian Monday. (Xinhua/Lin Jianbing)
International Wushu Federation (IWUF) hailed the UNESCO’s decision to approve taijiquan in the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity on Thursday.
BEIJING, Dec. 17 (Xinhua) — International Wushu Federation (IWUF) hailed the UNESCO’s decision to approve taijiquan in the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity on Thursday.
“Taijiquan is one of the most important wushu events promoted by the International Wushu Federation. Its inclusion is of great significance to the promotion of wushu, and especially taijiquan, globally,” said Zhang Qiuping, the Secretary-General of IWUF.
Zhang added that the IWUF would further strengthen the popularization and promotion of taijiquan so that it can be truly integrated into people’s daily lives and become a healthy and positive lifestyle shared by all peoples.
Since 2014, the World Taijiquan Championships have been held every two years by IWUF. It provides a platform for communication and learning between the taijiquan elites and taijiquan lovers around the globe.
In January 2020, taijiquan became an official event in the 2026 Dakar Youth Olympic Games.