First World Buddhist Forum opens in Hangzhou

HANGZHOU, April 13 The First World Buddhist Forum was inaugurated in Hangzhou, the capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, Thursday morning, at 9:00.

Over 1,000 delegates from over 30 countries and regions have gathered in this scenic, known as "The Heavenly City", to attend the first such grand event in the history of Buddhist Religion.

Liu Yandong, vice chairperson of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCDC), delivered a key-note speech, to highlight the Forum's theme of "A Harmonious World Begins in the Mind".


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