（中外新闻社 中外新闻网记者 张珈闻）11月19日，中外新闻社总裁韦燕女士率大使俱乐部成员前往广东考察。首站广东汕头市，参观最大规模的木制雕塑，值得一提的是：11月9日，在吉尼斯世界纪录认证官及公信人员见证下，以4641件古名木木雕展览成功挑战日本保持的4279件原吉尼斯世界纪录，汕头市粤东博览中心的珍奇昌盛红木博览园的艺术品，被认定为“最大规模的木制雕塑展示”，并获颁发证书，这对提升中国文化软实力、开拓国际文化市场，让中华文化得到更广泛的国际传播发挥重要作用。
On November 19, Mrs. Wei Yan, President of Home and Abroad News Press, led members of the Ambassador’s Club to Guangdong for an inspirational tour. The first stop in Shantou City, Guangdong Province, was to visit the world’s largest wooden sculpture collections. It is worth mentioning that on November 9th, witnessed by the Guinness World Records certification officer and public trust personnel, the collection successfully challenged the original Guinness World Record of 4279 pieces held by Japan with 4641 pieces of ancient and famous woodcarvingsculptures. The artworks of ZhengqiChengsheng Wood Expo Park in Shantou Exhibition Center were recognized as "the largest scale of wooden sculptures" in the world. This Guinness certificate played an important role in enhancing the soft power of Chinese culture, opening up the international cultural market, and making Chinese culture more popular in the international community.
During the visit, Mrs. Wu Xiuqi and Mr. Fang Limin, the founders of ZhengqiChengsheng Wood Expo Park, displayed the Guinness world record certificate, which was witnessed by foreign diplomats and guests.
Chaoshan woodcarving art is known as "Zou Lu on the Seashore". More than 1000 years ago, Chaoshan ancestors discovered the softness and vitality of wood. Chaozhou woodcarving began in the Tang Dynasty, matured in the Ming Dynasty, and flourished in the Qing Dynasty. It is famous for its rich, complex, exquisite, exquisite and resplendent artistic style, long history, completed woodcarving system with rich local cultural characteristics, listed as one of "China's four major wood carvings". In 2006, Chaoshan woodcarving was approved by Chinese government to be listed in the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage list.
Mrs. Wu Xiuqi introduced that most of the woodcarving artworks in this new Guinness World Records were collected from overseas Chinese around the world with strong local folk cultural characteristics.
Mrs. Wei Yan expressed that this diplomatic visit to the woodcarving park is very fruitful. All foreign diplomats were very interested and amazed. The foreign diplomat delegation included: Slovak Ambassador to China, H.E. Mr. Dusan Bella, Uruguayan Ambassador to China, H.E. Mr. Fernando Lugris, Iceland Ambassador to China, H.E. Mr. Gunnar Snorri Gunnarsson, Beninese Ambassador to China, H.E. Mr. Simon Pierre Adovelande and wife, Tanzanian Ambassador to China, H.E. Mr. MbelwaKairuki, Deputy Chief of Mission of Maltese Embassy, Mr. Jean Paul Gatt, Deputy Chief of Mission of Tunisian Embassy in China Mr. Mustapha Abid and wife, Bangladesh Minister to China, Mr. Masudur Rahman and wife, Cultural Counselor of Uruguayan Embassy in China, Ms. Mercedes Aguiar, Counselor of Slovakian Embassy in China, Ms. Martina Mihalova, Counselor of Slovakian Embassy in China, Mr. Matej Drotar , Consul General of Brazil in Guangzhou, Mr. Frederico Meyer and such.
This activity is a project to promote the integration of Chinese and Western cultures, to discuss and build stronger connections through shared prosperity. It is expected that Shantou's woodcarving sculptures will become more and more popular in the international market.