It's said that almost 80% of lantern festivals in China are organized by people from Zigong. Lantern production is a traditional industry in Zigong, a city in Sichuan Province. Zigong lanterns are noted for their exquisite craftsmanship and unique design.
Xiong Biao is an inheritor of the art of making traditional Zigong lanterns. In recent years, in order to appeal to the international market, he has started producing more innovative, exotic pieces, which have proved highly popular overseas. Xiong predicts that 2023 will be a breakthrough year for Zigong lanterns, when the local people will step up their efforts to ensure that the industry thrives, and their celebrated lanterns will be exported to all parts of the world.