The "2015 Culture City of East Asia" opened in Qingdao, a coastal city in Shandong province on Mar 30. It joined Japan's Niigata and South Korea's Cheongju at the opening ceremony, bringing a feast of oriental culture to 1,600 people from the three countries.
Through this year, a slew of programs will be held to attract visitors from home and abroad, especially from East Asian countries. These programs will include The 7th Trilateral Culture Ministers' Meeting among China, South Korea and Japan, an art festival, cultural and education forum and a closing ceremony.
Qingdao will also host a series of cultural exchange activities with Korea and Japan, such as art festivals, talent competitions and cultural exhibitions, to show the city’s cultural features to the world.