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The name golf began as an acronym for Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden. While those times have certainly changed Alexander Steen Blues Jersey , the game?s tradition includes exclusionary practices from some of its most well known clubs, including Augusta National which still has not admitted a female member. Tiger Woods alone, in less than a generation?s time, cannot change an entire culture.
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Revelers defied the August chill to watch eleven young Shaolin monks swing into action during the opening ceremony of the Zhengzhou Week at a luxury hotel on the outskirts of Nairobi.

Chinese Ambassador to Kenya Liu Xianfa and senior officials from the East African nation graced the colorful Kungfu show which elevated cultural interaction between the two nations to new levels.

In his opening remarks, the Chinese envoy said bilateral cooperation with Kenya in many spheres has remained solid.

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The Zhengzhou municipal government of Henan province and China Radio International Africa Headquarters organized the captivating Kungfu performance by Shaolin Monks.

A six-year-old monk won the hearts of the audience as he showcased outstanding skills in martial arts.

Dignitaries agreed the staging of Kungfu show in Kenya was timely as cultural interaction with the Asian giant gain foothold.

""Culture is the bridge for enhancing mutual understanding and trust between nations. China and Kenya share similar cultures that emphasize the importance of peace, harmony and friendliness,"" said the Chinese ambassador.

He added the Zhengzhou Week will help showcase China's rich culture and economic miracle to Kenyans.

The staging of a Kungfu show in Kenya was not only historical but was also a confirmation of blossoming ties with China.

Kenyan officials hailed the martial arts' prowess of Shaolin Monks and underscored the role of the ancient practice to promote cultural diplomacy.

""The Zhengzhou Week in Nairobi will showcase cultural treasures from China. Kenyans have gradually appreciated Chinese culture as our cooperation with the country deepens,"" said the Chairman Joel Edmundson Blues Jersey , Parliamentary Committee on Defense and Foreign Affairs, Ndung'u Gethenji.

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