YOUNG WORLD

Colour in the sky

Brightening the sky...

Brightening the sky...  

The market in a Beijing suburb is awash with colourful kites. Ancient records suggest the kites were in use in China as early as 2500 years ago, and Italian traveller Marco Polo is said to have brought a sample back from his stay in the Middle Kingdom. Despite the wide array of hobbies available to China's youth, some kite buffs are convinced the tradition will survive, even if it will be less popular than in the past.

Compiled by SELINE AUGUSTINE

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