MBtv: China ‘proud’ as Tai Chi enters UNESCO intangible cultural heritage list

Wang Zhanjun, a Tai Chi master in Beijing hopes people all over the world will now practise Tai Chi, after the martial art entered the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list at the end of 2020.

Tai Chi, a centuries-old martial art originally designed for the battlefield, is now often seen as a form of physical exercise, practised by people in China in streets or parks.

It joins calligraphy, Beijing Opera and acupuncture to represent Chinese civilisation on the UNESCO heritage list.