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Contributor: Xinhua News Agency
Friday, December 18 2020 - 16:55
The Second China (Weifang) International Kite Industry Culture & Trade Expo comes to a successful conclusion
WEIFANG, China, Dec. 18, 2020 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

On December 12th and 13th, the Second China (Weifang) International Kite 
Industry Culture & Trade Expo was held in Weifang, Shandong.

The Comprehensive Service Center of the Weifang International Kite Festival 
explained that the aim of the festival, with the theme "Sharing, Win-win, 
Innovation, Improvement", was to facilitate the development of the kite 
industry, perpetuate kite culture, and promote the sport of kite flying. It 
also sought to form a standard and efficient kite trading market, as well as to 
devise a centralized display and trading platform for kite manufacturers and 

Covering an exhibition area of 9,000 square meters, the expo had five separate 
exhibition sections: products and accessories, creative products, intangible 
cultural heritage products, cultural exhibits, and outdoor sports products. It 
was the largest professional kite expo to have been held globally.

The lifelike Beijing Opera characters, the hundred-meter-long giant octopus, 
the three-stories-tall three-headed pterosaur, the colorful Chinese New Year 
painting (Nianhua) of a baby sitting on fish. All these are a kite culture 
feast, and an avenue to the kite market at home and abroad for exhibitors and 
buyers. 91 exhibitors and 100 buyers from China attended the expo, resulting in 
an estimated turnover of 120 million yuan.

Because of the COVID-19 situation, the expo also had a cloud exhibition 
program, enabling the exhibitors to be online all day.

Right now, Weifang has nearly 300 kite enterprises employing more than 80,000 
people, with an output value of more than 2 billion yuan. 39 of these are 
exporters, their products being exported to more than 40 countries and regions. 
This year, Weifang kites made an appearance at the China International Import 
Expo (CIIE) and at the 2020 China International Travel Mart.

Source: Comprehensive Service Center of the Weifang International Kite Festival

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   Caption: Children learning to make kites


   Caption: A kite featuring a Chinese New Year painting (Nianhua)


   Caption: Children visiting the exhibition hall to learn about kites.