Oh we know how much China loves their minorities! And every year those minorities get to flaunt their individualism in the 9th National Traditional Games of Ethnic Minorities (第九届全国少数民族运动会), which began this year on September 10 in Guiyang, the capital of southwest China’s Guizhou Province.
As one of the least developed areas in China, Guiyang is proud to host their very first national event, after years of preparation. Present are 15,000 participants, 6,700 of which are athletes, to compete in a full schedule of 16 title events and 188 demonstration events. Some particularly awesomely ethnic events include pearl ball, bamboo beam boating, horse archery, and camel racing!
By Angela Ye