Updated: 2013-07-08 07:13

(China Daily)

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"I cannot find a single apprentice under 30 in the city."

CHEN QUANFU, a craftsman who carves Nuo Opera masks, a national intangible cultural heritage, in Fuzhou, Jiangxi province, complaining about the lack of interest in his craft. Chen said even his teacher decided to change his occupation due to the difficulty in making money, and he is facing severe challenges in passing on his skill.

(China Daily 07/08/2013 page2)