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14th Asian Art Festival makes a splash in Quanzhou

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11-10-2015 05:50 BJT

Cultures mashed, and Quanzhou made a splash, as the 14th Asia Arts Festival held its opening ceremony Sunday at the Straits Sports Center. A sold-out crowd of art fans packed the center for the opening ceremony in the city that is known as the starting point of the Maritime Silk Road.

Cultures mashed, and Quanzhou made a splash, as the 14th Asia Arts Festival held its opening ceremony Sunday at the Straits Sports Center.

Cultures mashed, and Quanzhou made a splash, as the 14th Asia Arts Festival held its opening ceremony Sunday at the Straits Sports Center.

The event, themed "Dreams on the Sea", featured artists from countries across Asia representing their cultures through a wide range of performances that included dance, song, acrobatics, and traditional rituals. 

The event highlights the "Belt and Road Initiative" and cultural ties along the historical route. Organized by the Ministry of Culture, the Asia Arts Festival began in 1998 and is held every two years. This year's event runs until November the 15th.

Cultures mashed, and Quanzhou made a splash, as the 14th Asia Arts Festival held its opening ceremony Sunday at the Straits Sports Center.

The event highlights the "Belt and Road Initiative" and cultural ties along the historical route. 

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