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Jiangbei Helps Boost Tourism in Ceheng

Situated at the foot of a hill and beside rivers, the village of Bouyei ethnic minority is dotted with century-old diaojiaolou (stilted buildings), attracting people with its distinctive diet culture, and embroidery craft and traditional customs that have been passed down through generations. Now, the pictures of Ceheng County, Qianxinan District, Guizhou Province can be found on Ningbo subways and platforms.

 “Lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets. We shall help the locals broaden their horizons and enhance the region’s capacity for accommodating tourists. We shall work to optimize the industrial structure and enlarge the tourism pie which has an output value of billions of yuan. This means we will implement targeted poverty reduction and alleviation measures to improve people’s livelihood.” said a cadre of the Jiangbei District who was transferred to work in Ceheng County.

Ceheng is one of the 14 counties of extreme poverty in Guizhou Province. According to the cadres of Ceheng County, since 1996, Ningbo as a coastal city, has helped promote the development of the inland  Qianxinan District, and Jiangbei and Ceheng has therefore been good friends for about twenty years. Since 2014, with our concerted efforts, the local poverty proportion has dropped from 40% to 15.86%.

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New varieties of melon attract people’s eyes

With the coming of the summer, the melons and fruits have been ready for harvest at the agricultural technology demonstration zone located near the Dongqian Lake.

When coming to the sweet melon greenhouse of the demonstration zone set up by Ningbo Academy of Agricultural Sciences, one can see the white sweet melons hanging from the branches rather than lying on the ground as they should be. According to a senior agronomist from the academy, there are now 98 varieties of the sweet melon at the greenhouse.

To hang up the melons will increase the planting density and improve the appearance of them by exposing them more evenly to the sunshine. However, it also demands a more careful management. With the drip fertilization and irrigation technology and meticulous care, the new varieties of melon taste sweeter than the ordinary ones. So far, the planting area of the sweet melon in Ningbo has exceeded 45,000 mu, with about 40% of them being the hanging-up varieties.

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16th Xu Xiake Tourism Festival kicks off

The celebration activity of the 16th Xu Xiake Tourism Festival was held in Ninghai County on the morning of May 19, the eighth "China Tourism Day". The "tourism-themed high-speed rail carnival" was launched in the meantime.

The tourism festival, held annually, is an important event to the tourists and sports amateurs, especially the hiking amateurs, from home and abroad. It is also a great occasion for Ningbo and Ninghai County to make joint efforts to develop the tourism and sports culture and promote the development, cooperation and exchanges between tourism and sports.

At the opening ceremony, a large group of tourist assembled at the West Gate Square of Ninghai County to witness the grand celebration of the festival. As the starting point of the 2018 National Hiking Assembly, the square also witnessed the starting

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New varieties of melon attract people’s eyes

With the coming of the summer, the melons and fruits have been ready for harvest at the agricultural technology demonstration zone located near the Dongqian Lake.

When coming to the sweet melon greenhouse of the demonstration zone set up by Ningbo Academy of Agricultural Sciences, one can see the white sweet melons hanging from the branches rather than lying on the ground as they should be. According to a senior agronomist from the academy, there are now 98 varieties of the sweet melon at the greenhouse.

To hang up the melons will increase the planting density and improve the appearance of them by exposing them more evenly to the sunshine. However, it also demands a more careful management. With the drip fertilization and irrigation technology and meticulous care, the new varieties of melon taste sweeter than the ordinary ones. So far, the planting area of the sweet melon in Ningbo has exceeded 45,000 mu, with about 40% of them being the hanging-up varieties.

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First Painting and Calligraphy Exhibition in Haishu District

On May 16th, the first painting and calligraphy exhibition was held at the Ningbo Arts Museum in Haishu district. A total of 140 pieces of painting and calligraphy representing the top art level in Haishu district were displayed. The exhibition is a galaxy of outstanding works of Chinese painting, oil painting, watercolor painting, powder painting and various styles of calligraphy, providing the audience with a high-standard calligraphy and painting feast.

As an exhibition to commemorate the 40th anniversary of reform and opening up, it is the first large art exhibition after district reorganization, which enjoys most extensive participation and the highest art quality. It shows the fruitful achievements of the calligraphy and painting creators in the last 5 years. According to Yan Yunquan, the secretary general and vice president of Haishu Painting and Calligraphy Association, it took almost a year to prepare the exhibition with more than 600 high quality entries to evaluate. After rigorous assessment, 10 outstanding works were awarded and 110 entries

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