TRADITION. Peking opera stars Yu Kuizhi and Li conclude the performances with a duet. Yu is the Vice President and Artistic Director of the China National Peking Opera vice president of the Chinese Theatre Association. The two are the most respected opera singers in China and are in the US spreading and teaching about traditional Chinese art and culture. They gave a presentation on the types of Peking opera characters, performed excerpts, and invited audience members to learn some moves. Yu expressed great pride and joy at the display of Chinese culture blossoming across the world, as evidenced by the performances at the celebration.