5th International Health Qigong Tournament and Exchange & 1st World Health Qigong Scientific Symposium, which was sponsored by International Health Qigong Federation and organized by China Arts and Entertainment Group, was held in New York city, USA from 18th to 24th August, 2013.
International Health Qigong Tournament and Exchange is held every two years. Selecting New York City as the host city, this has become the milestone for promoting the standardization and internationalization of Health Qigong. Apart from the International Health Qigong Tournament and Exchange, 1st World Health Qigong Scientific Symposium was held as well, which has become the most authoritative academic event in Health Qigong circle worldwide. Besides, this event made Chinese Health Qigong further obtain wide-spread attention and recognition worldwide, promoting the influence of Chinese traditional culture.
Since 2006, Chinese Health Qigong Association has taken the plan of “Going Out and Coming in” to promote the development of Health Qigong worldwide. At the 14th World Conference on Sport for All held inBeijingin September, 2011, IOC President Jacques Rogge granted the IOC Sport for All Grant for the program “Chinese Health Qigong Hundred-city and Thousand-county Demonstration and Exchanging Series”, which was sponsored by Chinese Health Qigong Association. On September 21st 2012, 86 delegates of International Health Qigong circle from 33 countries and regions, totally 52 Health Qigong organizations met inHangzhou,Chinaand participated in the founding meeting of International Health Qigong Federation. The establishment of International Health Qigong Federation remarks that Health Qigong has stepped onto the stage of world sports activities and come into a new stage of international exchange and cooperation.
Mr.Chang Jianping, the Director-General of Health Qigong Administrative Center of the General Administration of Sport of China, said that 1stWorld Health Qigong Scientific Symposium & 5th International Health Qigong Tournament and Exchange was held in New York city, USA and this has further promoted Chinese Health Qigong and Chinese traditional culture, making the world know more about China, expanding China’s influence and enhancing China’s soft power.
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August 15th Press Conference
August 17th Registration
August 18th World Health Qigong Scientific Symposium
August 19th The Executive Committee Conference of IHQF Training Seminar for International Referees of Health Qigong
(Evening) Technical meeting for the Tournament
August 20th to 21st The 5th International Health Qigong Tournament
August 22nd to 23rd Health Qigong Training Seminar
August 24th Duan examination
August 25th Departure