Photo taken on Sept. 8, 2019 shows the performance at the opening ceremony of the 11th National Traditional Games of Ethnic Minorities of the People's Republic of China in Zhengzhou, central China's Henan Province. (Xinhua/Zhu Xiang)
China's 11th Ethnic Games opened in Zhengzhou, the capital city of central China's Henan Province on Sunday night.
Wang Yang, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, officially declared the 11th Ethnic Games open.
More than 7,000 athletes from 34 delegations from around China, including a Taiwan Province delegation, will compete in 17 traditional sports encompassing 140 full events and 194 exhibition events during the 9-day Games, which wrap up on September 16.