Xi calls on National Art Museum to build worldwide prestige

In this undated photo, Wu Weishan director of the National Art Museum of China paints with primary students. (PHOTO PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY)

BEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping has called on the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) to develop itself into an art venue that enjoys worldwide prestige.

Xi, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the call on Sunday in a reply letter to veteran experts and artists of the NAMOC.

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Xi extended warm congratulations and sincere greetings to all members of the museum as it celebrates its 60th anniversary.