Intangible cultural heritage takes center stage at National Day gala
Lion and dragon dance are wowing audiences at Tian'anmen Square as celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC) continue.
The performers are dancing to the song "The Mountains, the Waters, and the People Are All Smiling."
Both performances were added to China's Intangible Cultural Heritage List in 2006, and have long been representatives of the Chinese culture around the world.
The mascots of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games are also joining the performers. "Bing Dwen Dwen," a giant panda in thick winter clothes, and "Shuey Rhon Rhon," an adorable red lantern, were unveiled last month.