Culture feast for expo visitors

Xu Lingchao
Booths dotted around the venue for the China International Import Expo offer a multitude of experiences that may prove a welcome respite for busy participants.
Xu Lingchao

The second China International Import Expo kicked off on Tuesday, welcoming traders and visitors from all over the world.

While business negotiations are in full swing, many people may want to snatch a little respite from their busy routine to have a look at the booths dotted along the footpaths and central squares at the National Exhibition and Convention Center.

A total of 171 exhibitions and interactive activities involving intangible cultural heritage and time-honored brands from 20 of China's provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions are showcased in these booths.

They offer a vast variety of cultural experiences from Peking Opera to a huge hot pot that can cater for 56 people gathered around it.

At the stage in the central square, 97 art performances will be put on throughout the five-day event.

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