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Kites dot sky in Rudong

Updated: 2019-10-21


Kites are flown at the 20th China Rudong International Kite Summit on Oct 19. [Photo/ntfabu.com]

The 20th China Rudong International Kite Summit and the 2019 Jiangsu Kite Classic took place in Rudong county, Nantong, a city in Jiangsu province, on Oct 19.

The summit consisted of 12 events and attracted 29 teams from several countries and regions, including China, France, and Cape Verde.

Rudong's "Banyao" kite, which can produce sounds when flying, is one of China's four major types of kite. A French participant was amazed that it could produce sounds like a cello.


A foreign participant (M) flies a kite at the summit. [Photo/ntfabu.com]

"Kites are now becoming more diverse, mirroring the improvement in living standards. On our kite, we wrote some words to express our love for the motherland and our hometown," said Chen Ningbing, leader of a Nanjing team.

That night, 30 kites representing 20 teams from Jiangsu province were flown during the luminous kite competition, lighting up the night sky over the Rudong administrative center square.

Rudong county was officially recognized as the "home of kites" in 2015.