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Sales of Watermelon Exceeds 350 Tons Per Day on Average in Ningbo

Due to the high temperature Ningbo has suffered for several days, watermelons, the fruit with heat-dispersing function, has sold quite well since the height of summer. According to relevant statistics, the sales of watermelons in Ningbo fruit wholesale market exceeded 350 tons per day on average, increasing by 30% compared with weeks ago, with its average price plunging to a new low in the past three years.


Experts analyzed that the main watermelon target markets in the south were caught in continuous rainstorms, causing a slump in demand and price while watermelons in major producing areas had turning ripeUp to July 17th, the average price in the main producing areas has dropped to 0.88 yuan per kilogram by 50% compared with last month. The price would remain low for the next month and wouldnt grow until the end of August. In this casecitizens could still enjoy yummy watermelons for a favorable price.

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Two cultural cooperation projects to be conducted in Ningbo

The 13th China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Expo will be held on May 11. On May 10, the cooperation promotion activity themed on "cooperation between Zhejiang and Guangdong in promoting development of cultural industries" was held in Shenzhen, when ten cooperation projects were signed, including two that will settle down in Ningbo. 

The two projects are the OCT ecological and cultural tourist project at Siming Mountain and the HKCTS cultural town project at Hangzhou Bay. The former project will be located at the Jishigang Town of Haishu District, a 15-kilo distance from the city center. With a total floor area of 130,000 square meters and a total construction area of about 50,000 square meters, the project will consist of culture-themed hotels and low-density residential buildings. The tourist resort will provide 4000 job vacancies and will have an annual reception capacity of 700,000 tourists. As is known, the second phase of the project will be launched in 2018. 

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Chinese Chess Open Held in Ningbo

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The 2017 7th “Baixue Cup” Chinese Chess Open is being held in Ningbo. Over 460 chess players from all over China took part in different classes of the tournament. Among them, the oldest was 71 years old while the youngest was 8.

It is reported that the open class this year is the first open held in Ningbo that will take international rating into consideration

Ningbo Sino-German Industry 4.0 & Smart Manufacturing Forum on the 18th of May at 14:00 PM

initiated by Ningbo Pylon Co Ltd and following organisations.. 

We cordially invite you to participate in our Ningbo Sino-German Industry 4.0 & Smart Manufacturing Forum on the 18th of May at 14:00 PM. 

Ningbo Sino-German Industry 4.0 & Smart Manufacturing Forum 2017

Date:         18th May, 2017, 2 PM

Venue Forum:  Shangri-La Hotel, 88 Yuyuan Street, Jiangdong District, Ningbo 

(宁波香格里拉大酒店 江东区豫源街88号)

Language:     English

The German Chamber of Commerce in China | Shanghai and the Ningbo International Investment Promotion Bureau will organize the special event “Ningbo Sino-German Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing Forum” on 18th May 2017.

The Forum aims to give German companies the extraordinary opportunity to showcase their innovative technology regarding Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing as well as give German innovative technology suppliers and solution consultants a platform to position their products in the Chinese market.

In the form of case studies, companies will have the opportunity to show how efficiency and added value can be increased to the next industrial level and how industrial upgrading can be implemented in production and business processes.

During the afternoon networking sessions, German companies will be given the opportunity to connect with Chinese companies such as auto parts suppliers, electronic suppliers, discrete manufacturing and component manufacturing to further increase the Sino-German collaboration. 

Agenda (Preliminary)

Journey (companies from Shanghai) 

08:00 am

Departure in Shanghai (Zhongshan Park)

08:00 am – 10:30 am

Travel from Shanghai to Ningbo 

Company Visit (the company visit is optional: companies from Ningbo can arrive at GEELY by 10 am)

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Company Visit of GEELY

11:30 am – 01:00 pm

Travel to Hotel Venue Ningbo Shangri La Hotel

01:00 pm – 02:00 pm

Lunch Break at Hotel 


Forum (companies from Ningbo should arrive at 01:45 for registration)

02:00 pm – 02:05 pm

Speech by Ningbo International Investment Promotion Bureau

02:05 pm – 02:10 pm

Speech by Ningbo Smart Manufacturing Association 

02:10 pm – 02:15 pm

Speech by German Chamber of Commerce

02:15 pm – 02:35 pm

Case-Study: “Smart Manufacturing - Industrie 4.0 NOW”

Mr. Bernd (Sunny) Michel, FORCAM

02:35 pm – 02:55 pm

Case-Study: “How to Get More Profits Under “Small Batch Size” Manufacturing” 


02:55 pm – 03:15 pm

Case Study: “GESAT MES Legato System Introduction and Practice solutions of Automobile Factories and Engine Plants”

Mr. Zolor Wang, GESAT

03:15 pm – 03:45 pm

Q & A Session

03:45 pm – 04:00 pm



04:00 pm – 05:00 pm

Open-Door Networking with Afternoon Snack

04:00 pm – 05:00 pm

Closed-Door Networking with Afternoon Snack*

Ca. 05:30 pm 

End of the Event and Trip Back to Shanghai

Ca. 08:00 pm

Arrival in Shanghai

 * Please register for the closed-door networking under This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Event Partner:

Ningbo Pylon Co Ltd

Ningbo Expat

Ningbo Sports Dance Championship kicks off

The 22nd Ningbo Sports Dance Championship was held at the Huamao Stadium on May 6, attracting over 1400 participants. As the largest ever in scale, this championship has the three groups of middle-aged and above, adult, and youth for different types of dances. It is worth noting that this is the first time for the college student teams to participate in such a contest, with the participants from Ningbo University of Technology and Ningbo No.2 Technician College.

The team of Ningbo University of Technology consists of Sun Aiqi, Ling Zihan and Yang Tianzhi, all being members of the Latin Dance Club of the university. "It is not until I entered the university that I began to know something about the sports dance. After two years' practice in the Latin Dance Club, I have benefited a lot in body shaping and it has also boosted my self-confidence." said Sun Aiqi


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