BEIJING, Sept. 25 -- A star-studded show featuring a fusion of Asian pop cultures was staged on Monday to gild the First Asia-Pacific Youth Arts Festival running in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen.
Fans were delirious with joy to see the night bringing together top Asian musicians led by mandopop king Jay Chou.
Artists from Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Vietnam took to the stage one by one to show off the culture of their countries.
The gala was wrapped up by Chinese pianist Lang Lang's passionate rendition of classical music.
The five-day arts festival, running until Thursday, will have two other concerts on Tuesday and Wednesday, featuring Singaporean singer JJ Lin and pop singer Ah Niu from Malaysia.
A total of 100 or so young artists from 24 countries and regions are expected to stage a series of performances during the festival.
The event is jointly held by China Central Television and the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union, with an aim to promote "harmonious communication" in the region.