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Ancient Chinese Lion Dance Based on Kung Fu

The lion dance is one of China's most distinctive cultural arts and dates back thousands of years. It is performed throughout the year at important occasions and is believed to bring happiness, longevity and good luck. As Chinese people emigrated around the world, they carried their traditions with them.

VOA's Susy Tekunan recently visited a martial arts school in Washington where the lion dance is an important part of the curriculum. Jim Bertel narrates.