China Nominates Tai Chi for UNESCO Heritage

IAS Prelims 2023

China has nominated Tai Chi, a form of ancient martial art, for inclusion in the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

China attempted to get the UNESCO status for the martial art form in 2008, but the application — one of 35 from China — was withdrawn after an evaluation deemed it “too vague”.

The following year, the rules were changed to limit nations to only two nominations, which for China were Peking Opera and acupuncture. Both made it to the list.