Youth cultural exchange week kicked off in Beijing
Updated 21:52, 11-Aug-2019
By Liu Hongcai
"Joy Dancing Beijing" 2019, a cultural and art exchange week for international youth has kicked off in the Chinese capital. Currently in its eighth edition, the cultural extravaganza began Saturday afternoon and gathered thousands of youth performing groups from around the world to showcase their native culture.
The cultural exchange week lasts for six days from August 9 to 14. It features a variety of activities including outdoor carnivals, themed cultural exchanges, and a local art tour. Officials said that the event is building a cultural and art bridge between the Chinese and international youth. "We've seen a lot of youth from the world coming to China, to Beijing, to know and learn Chinese culture. And, we've also seen youth from China get to know the culture of other countries without going abroad," said Guo Haixia, the organizer of "Joy Dancing Beijing 2019."