‘This I will remember,’ Economist and Diplomat Says of Shen Yun

April 6, 2009 Updated: October 1, 2015

Dr. Kuehrer has great hopes for the effects of Shen Yun.  (Jason Wang/The Epoch Times)
Dr. Kuehrer has great hopes for the effects of Shen Yun. (Jason Wang/The Epoch Times)
VIENNA, Austria—The second Shen Yun performance at Vienna’s Wiener Stadthalle on April 5 attracted a distinguished and diverse audience . Among them was Dr. Kuehrer, an economist and diplomat who also works as a democratization expert for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, United Nations Organization, and several other organisations. He has been to China several times, and has studied Chinese.

“I like it quite a lot. It was a performance that entailed music, dance, and also a little philosophy. I actually expected more circus and artistic things. But, this was for certain a wrong idea, as the underlying philosophy goes in the direction of tolerance, compassion, peacefulness and unity.”

Dr. Kuehrer spoke about human rights in China, some of which the Shen Yun performance touches on, and several other topics.

“Yes, [it was] a beautiful impression of color—beautiful dances and movement, but also unexpectedly more than I had thought,” he said, commenting that Shen Yun had given “harmonious expression” to current events in China. “This I will remember, and for that, I thank you.”

NTDTV contributed to this article.

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