City to Send Twenty Representatives to This Year’s Kite Festival

City to Send Twenty Representatives to This Year's Kite FestivalA team of Shenzhen residents will be joining the Weifang International Kite Festival in Weifang City on April 21. Composed of more than 20 members this will be the largest team that the city has sent to the annual kiting event.

During the ten day festival, team members will be participating in various kite flying competitions and performances. Events such as a national kite flying competition, international luminescent kite competition, kite making, kite trading, kite exhibition and kite tourism. The first kite festival was held in the city in 1984 and since them the popularity of the sport continues to rise. Weifang became known for its kite making.

During last week’s press conference, the vice president of the International Kite Federation Hu Jianguo said that production volume in the kite related industry have already reached more than one billion yuan. And every year introduction of newer and modern kites attracts kite lovers from around the world.

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