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Ningbo explores the integration of intangible cultural heritage and tourism

In 2019, the first year of integration of culture and tourism, on August 5 and 6, the citizens, experts, writers, scholars, and more than 20 media formed a team to explore the intangible cultural heritage projects with the most local cultural characteristics. Through a series of trips including Yue kiln celadon, Zhenhai Haiphong story, Ninghai dowry and Yinzhou national treasure tour, the team explored the charm of Ningbo’s cultural tourism integration and held symposiums to discuss how to better make use of intangible cultural heritage.

On the afternoon of August 6, experts and scholars believed that high-quality tourism requires a more unique and added value of regional culture, while intangible cultural heritage is one of the most distinctive cultures. The combination of tourism and intangible cultural heritage will be a new trend, while in the process of development, the protection of intangible cultural heritage cannot be ignored. In addition, at the meeting, the inheritors of our city’s national intangible cultural heritage also discussed the cultivation of inheritors and the expansion of the intangible cultural heritage industry.

At present, the city has the only national-level cultural and ecological protection experimental zone in the province - Xiangshan Marine Fishery Culture and Ecological Protection Experimental Zone; a complete national, provincial, municipal and county-level four-level directory system has been established. Currently, there are 25 representative items of national intangible cultural heritage and 96 items at the provincial level, with 15 national representative inheritors and 78 provincial representative inheritors, 5 national-level traditional craft revitalization catalog projects and 12 provincial-level projects; There are also 57 bases including provincial-level intangible cultural heritage inheritance teaching, publicity, and display, productive protection, university non-legacy research bases, etc., and 7 small towns of intangible cultural heritage at the municipal level. Next, cultural tourism integration will be taken as the focus to strengthen the development and utilization of intangible cultural heritage resources and promote the transformation of traditional cultural resources and cultural elements into tourism products, so as to construct a new pattern of scientific protection of intangible cultural heritage

National U-series China Youth Skateboarding Tour held

The Ningbo session of the 2019 National U-series China Youth Skateboarding Tour was held on July 27. The competition includes four items: the male street style, the female street style, the male bowl pool style and the female bowl pool style, with each of them having the groups of U18, U15, U12, and U9. The competition attracted about 199 participants from all over the country, with the youngest candidate being only five years old.

Skateboarding is a highly enjoyable and challenging skill sport, attracting many teenagers with its stylish and cool features. In 2016, the International Olympic Committee announced that skateboarding would officially become an Olympic sport in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. In February 2019, the chairman of the Organizing Committee of the 2024 Paris Olympic Games proposed to include skateboarding in the games. Thus, skateboarding has become an important part of chinas Olympic glory strategy and national fitness strategy. It is in this context that the U-series China Youth Skateboarding Tour comes into being

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Ningbo children show in DPRK

On July 23, children from Bada Education and Dance School in Ningbo ended their performance in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and returned. Not long ago, they were invited to DPRK to participate in the "Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between China and the DPRK".  They won praises from all parties for their wonderful performances.

At the invitation of the International Youth Exchange Agency of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, 11 exchange groups from China went to the DPRK to participate in the “Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between China and the DPRK”. At 17 o'clock on July 17th, North Korea, the big party opened in the Mangyongdae Students and Children's Palace Theater in Pyongyang. The theater was packed. The "Swimming" performed by Ningbo children was uniform and graceful. Their dance movements such as watering, kicking, and spinning won the applause of the audience. The performance of the children of Ningbo was highly recognized by the leaders of the meeting and the audience of DPRK.

The event was highly valued by DPRK. In addition to the performances, the children of Ningbo visited the Pyongyang Friendship Tower and cherished the Chinese martyrs who died in the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea. They also visited the former residence of Kim Il Sung, the Pyongyang Central Zoo, Pyongyang people's fine amusement park, and watched the Arirang large group gymnastics performance "The People's Country."

These children said that during their stay in DPRK, they really felt the profound friendship of the Korean people for the Chinese people. This event has sowed the seeds of peace and friendship in the hearts of Chinese and Korean youths, and will surely bear fruit in the future

Ningbo’s GDP reaches 541.72 billion in the first half of the year

According to data released by Ningbo Municipal Bureau of Statistics and Ningbo investigation team of National Bureau of Statistics on July 24, in the first half of 2019, Ningbo's GDP reached 541.72 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 6.5%. Among them, the “246” tens of billions of industrial clusters developed well, with a total industrial added value of 151.54 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 6.7%, and the growth rate was 1.3 percentage points ahead of all industrial enterprises above designated size.

The innovation drive effect works. In the first half of the year, the city's industrial enterprises above designated size invested 14.43 billion yuan in research and development, a year-on-year increase of 14.8%, which was 13.8 percentage points higher than the growth rate of industrial enterprises above designated size. The output value of new products of the industrial enterprises above designated size in the city reached 277.23 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 7.5%. The contribution rate to the growth of industrial output value was 55.5%, and the contribution rate increased by 18.8 percentage points over the same period of last year.

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2019 Ningbo Shopping Festival is coming

It is learned from Ningbo Commercial Bureau that from August 1 on, the 31-day Ningbo Shopping Festival as well as the Consumption Promotion Month will be launched. This year, there will be 159 promotion activities in such fields as retail, catering, accommodation, tourism, culture, sports and parent-child activities. The activities will be divided into four sections with such respective themes as culture, public welfare, online-offline interaction, and business-bank (business-tourism, business-culture or business-sports) interaction.

Different from the previous sessions, this year, the shopping festival is combined with the consumption promotion month, and will last for a long month instead of only 17 days. In addition to the four sections of theme activities, there will also be the “2019 shopping festival carnival” series activities.

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