An opening ceremony of the 5th ASEAN-China Youth Cultural Exchange Festival is held at the Dongfang Hotel in Guangzhou on July 24, 2017. [Photo: Newsgd.com/Monica]
The 5th ASEAN-China Youth Cultural Exchange Festival was held in Guangdong from July 24 to 28, 2017. Over 70 youngsters aged 12-18 from 7 ASEAN member states, including Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam as well as more than 100 Chinese teenagers attended the event. During the event, the ASEAN youth visited Guangzhou, Foshan and Zhaoqing to carry out in-depth exchange with Chinese youngsters and take part in a series of cultural exchange activities.
A lion dance is performed at the opening ceremony. [Photo: Newsgd.com/Monica]
At the opening ceremony of the festival at Guangzhou’s Dongfang Hotel on July 24, teenagers from Guangzhou staged hip pop dance, Cantonese song, Lingnan style puppet show and put on martial arts performance, which wowed the ASEAN youth.
The Cambodian delegation pose for a group photo at the opening ceremony. [Photo: Newsgd.com/Monica]
At the opening ceremony, two high school girls from Myanmar told the reporter that this was their first time to visit Guangzhou and they already made new friends from Thailand and Cambodia. One of the girls said she was very interested in history, so she was very excited about visiting Guangdong Museum in the next day, so as to know more about Guangzhou and China.