Weifang international kite festival

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Added On April 17, 2017

The 34th Weifang International Kite Festival and 13th World Kite Championships is taking place in Weifang, east China's Shandong Province. 
 
Let's take a look.
 
A total of 122 professional kite teams from 40 countries and regions attended the 3-day event.
 
This year's festival features events like its 10,000 people kite-flying performance, grand competitions and kite surfing performance.
 
The ten-thousand people kite flying performance is the world's largest kite performance by number.
 
Roger Martin, a professional kiter from Australia showed his skills to fly a spongebob squarepants kite.
 
Soundbite1 (English): Roger Martin, Australian kite competitor
"Children love it. It's very clever, and it can sit there. I'm make him sit down there. It has four lines. I can make him go up, I can make him go down, I can make him go left and make it go right. I will make it go where I want it go."
 
Weifang, dubbed the "kite capital of the world," makes more than 60 percent of the world's kite annually, which are sold to more than 40 countries and regions. 
 
Many participants also noted that their kites were made by factories in Weifang.
 
Soundbite 2 (English): Portugal kiter
"I designed the kite but it's made in China. I'm very satisfied and it's honored to stay in this festival. This is a wonderful festival. The field is very good. It's very large. Open and flat. "