Kids reading event

A Sino-Hungry reading event was held for children.
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A Hungarian mother takes her two boys to attend the reading event.

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Livia Ilona Szentmartoni (left) and Li Jingjing tells fold stories for children.

Nearly 30 children from China and Hungary took part in a reading event earlier this month at the Jing’an Children’s Library.

Li Jingjing, co-founder of the Oriental Danology Institute, read the Chinese classic folktale “Fisher Boy,” a story of how a boy born from a bowl on the sea helps good people and punishes bad people.

The other organizer of the event, Livia Ilona Szentmartoni, counsel of Consulate General of Hungary in Shanghai, told the widely-known fairy tale “Az égigér paszuly,” commonly known as “Jack and the Beanstalk.” She said she hopes to encourage children to explore the world.

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