We Talk: Poetry knows no borders, it belongs to all humanity


Chinese poet Yu Xiuhua shared her poems at a special event themed “Writing in the Clouds, Living in the Earth” at the British Library in London on April 19. The event featured some of Yu’s representative works, and previewed excerpts from the upcoming dance-theatre production “Ten Thousand Tons of Moonlight” adopted from her poetry. Yu told CGTN that poetry brings people closer together and fosters friendships between the Chinese and British people. Local audience members said Yu’s work gives Western people insight into contemporary China where “great stories with extraordinary people” take place.