Just a few minutes ago, the Louvre received the most saddening news. The architect behind the pyramid of
Louvre Museum, the Chinese architecture we just mentioned a few days ago, Mr I.M. Pei, one of the greatest architectural mas
ters in the world, died on May 16. He was 102. You may have gone to heaven, but you and your works will be forever rem
embered by the world,” read the Louvre’s official Sina Weibo account this morning.
“Mr Pei’s outstanding architectural designs made greatly important contributions to t
he history of architecture. As a Chinese-American, Mr. Pei was devoted to promote mutual und
erstanding between China and the US, and to further cultural exchange between the East and the West.
“The embassy building of China’s embassy to the US is an exempla
ry work that merges the East and the West and that manifests the long-term friendship and co
mmon future between the two nations. We recall with sentiments the architectural legacy Mr Pei has left us, and
the influence he has had on the world,” read a statement from the embassy of the US to Chin
n skating and skiing lessons, said Zheng Shiyong, deputy director of Yanqing district’s education commission.
“We will continue supporting and encouraging more people to participate in winter
sports,” he said, adding that around 17,000 students will experience winter activities by the end of this year.
Some professional winter sports activities have also been designed into the distr
ict’s education plans, with more professional instruction to students, according to Zheng.
The district’s education authorities also cooperated with its sports bu
reau to make winter ice and snow sports available to all residents in the area.
“We will have 110,000 people participating in winter ice and snow acti
vities by 2022 in Yanqing,” said Ma Zhiyong, deputy director of the sports bureau.