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13th China (Shenzhen) Int'l Cultural Industries Fair kicks off

Time:2017-05-11   Source:CGTN

The 13th China International Cultural Industries Fair (ICIF) kicked off on Thursday in Shenzhen, south China. Delegations from 31 provinces and autonomous regions, along with Hong Kong and Macao will participate in the fair.

Over 20,000 overseas exhibitors from nearly 100 countries will also take part.

The Belt & Road International Hall at ICIF /CGTN Photo

The event is split across nine specialized exhibition halls focusing on areas including traditional Chinese art forms, intangible cultural heritage and new technology. At the Belt & Road International Hall, foreign delegations are invited to set their own theme. A number of artisans demonstrate their unique folk art are drawing a lot of attention from visitors.

An Egyptian artisan shows how to make wooden handicrafts /CGTN Photo

The fair will continue until Monday. Organizers are expecting more than 100,000 visitors.

The ICIF is seen as China's flagship cultural fair. Its total trade volume has reached 1.5 trillion yuan since 2004, when the fair was first held.