Promoting Traditional Opera
Chinese Government has pledged to promote traditional opera in schools.
Primary schools, secondary schools, colleges and universities are required to offer students the opportunity to watch traditional opera free of charge in 2018, according to a guideline recently issued by the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Finance.
Starting next year, students in all schools and colleges nationwide can watch an opera free of charge every year. According to the guideline, the campaign for traditional opera to reach students will be common in all schools by 2020.
Experts believe that the campaign can raise Chinese students’ interests in Chinese operas and can help protect the traditional art.
Peking Opera and Opera are listed by UNESCO as intangible cultural heritages.