A symposium on how to better prepare for the 3rd Asian Youth Games was held at the Shantou Culture Museum recently.

The symposium was hosted by Chen Yiqun, head of the Games’ culture and exchange department, who presented letters of appointment to nine experts.

The experts shared opinions and offered advice on topics such as how Shantou can seize this opportunity to improve its reputation in the international arena. It was agreed that splendid local cultural elements such as Chaoshan folk music and Chaozhou opera should be integrated into the Asian Youth Games events to showcase to audiences both at home and abroad the unique culture the city takes pride in.