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Jackie Chan held a “tusau kesu” rite in Astana on the eve of EXPO

9 June

World famous Chinese actor Jackie Chan on the eve of the specialized exhibition EXPO 2017 held a traditional Kazakh ritual of cutting off the manacles - “tusau kesu” in Astana. The video of the rite is posted on the videogram_kaz page on Instagram.

The video shows how the legendary action movie star, surrounded by a large number of people, cutting off the manacles of a little girl dressed in a Kazakh national costume. The child is clearly not ready for such increased attention and is crying at some point, but Jackie Chan is reassuring her, and after completing the rite, kissing the girl on the cheek.

The Kazakh national rite "tusau kesu" is held in order for the child to stand firmly on his feet. It is believed that a person walks through life in the same way as the one who cut the manacles “tusau” in his childhood for him.

Many users in the comments perceived with delight what they saw. Some suggested that the girl would grow up as hardworking as the Chinese actor.

"She does not realise yet how cool this video is," the user eskaiskakov commented.

Let us remind, as part of the PRC's participation in EXPO, a Chinese Film Festival has already started in Astana, where the legendary actor of action movies Jackie Chan arrived. He took part in the opening ceremony of the festival. It is expected that the actor will present in Astana his new movie "Kung Fu Yoga”.

EXPO2017.com website has already told about five reasons why the forthcoming exhibition Astana EXPO 2017 is of interest to the Chinese. Among the main reasons - the upcoming concert of Dimash Kudaibergen, after whose participation in "I'm a singer" contest, China was swept by a real “Dimashemania".

In addition, the commemorative banknotes have been issued in China in honour of EXPO 2017.The special bills were issued for the first in the history of the international exhibition movement.

Within the framework of Astana EXPO 2017 an exhibition of the legendary Terracotta Army will also take place.

The main focus China intends to make on the achievements with which it is possible to receive electricity and nuclear energy from the water. Eco-friendly cars of Chinese production will also be demonstrated at the exhibition. The PRC has already began a comprehensive trial operation of its pavilion.

The largest at EXPO 2017 is also expected to be a delegation from the PRC. Xinjiang Week, the “Year of China’s Tourism in Kazakhstan” and the National Day of China in Astana will be held at the Chinese pavilion of the exhibition and on June 16 starts Beijing Week.

In mid-April it became know that among the honoured guests of the world specialised  exhibition Astana EXPO 2017 will be the President of the PRC Xi Jinping. Later, the Chinese leader personally confirmed to President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev his intention to visit the exhibition. As the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China Lu Kang stated, the Chinese leader will stay in Kazakhstan for 4 days.

It is also known that the informational support for EXPO will be provided by China Radio International and the Chinese agency “Xinhua”  has even released a small video about the love story of the Chinese and a Kazakhstani on the threshold of the world specialized exhibition Astana EXPO 2017. The video is based on the story of Chinese President Xi Jinping,that took place in the 60s of the last century.

In early May, it became known that China will receive two pavilions at EXPO.

Earlier, the Ambassador of China to Kazakhstan, Zhang Hanhui, expressed concern about possible visa problems for the Chinese on the threshold of EXPO 2017. According to the Ambassador, there is uncertainty in the issue of obtaining visas, related to the work of private Kazakh mediators.

The diplomats of Kazakhstan and China, because of the increased interest in the exhibition by the citizens of the PRC, have already switched to an enhanced mode of operation.


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