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Zhenhai District Archives collected the electronic version of "Yinyi Dialect”

“People would rather listen to Suzhou people quarrel than listen to Ningbo people talk." This proverb says that Ningbo dialect is not so gentle and difficult to understand. As early as more than 160 years ago, the founder of Ningbo No. 3 Middle School and the British sinologist, Bob Yi, wrote a magical book. It is said that foreigners can learn to speak Ningbo dialect in six months. This is the earliest Ningbo-dialect text in Roman alphabet "Yinyi Dialect" collected by Zhenhai District Archives.    

It is reported that the museum has collected the electronic version of the book. The whole book consists of 7 pages. Except for the first line which is the Chinese character “Yin Yi Dialect”, the rest are all Romanesque words, a total of 753. They are arranged in the rhyme order: a, ia, ang, iang, ao, iao, etc, with a total of 48 rhymes. Foreigners can learn all the Ningbo dialect syllables by reading them. Therefore, this book can be said to be the earliest existing lectures on the teaching of Pinyin in Ningbo.  

The writer is probably the founder of Ningbo No. 3 Middle School Bob Yi.  

In modern history, Ningbo was influenced by the West earlier, and the missionaries had a certain influence on Ningbo’s education, publishing,

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Reusable bags with plants rubbed in

On August 6th, in the Maker Center of Mingcheng Community, Fuming Street Yinzhou, a group of primary school students and their parents, under the guidance of culture volunteers, make reusable bags with real plant logos by putting the green plant on the bag and rubbing until the shape of the plant appears on the bag


2019 Ningbo International Marathon Race to be held

According to the organizing committee of Ningbo International Marathon Race, the enrolling time of the 2019 session of the race has been finalized, and the potential runners can enroll for the race from 9 am of August 5 to 5 pm

of August 19.

The enrolling platforms include the official website of the race (, the official Wechat account of the race (nbim2015), zx-tour, 51sai, laipao8, PTB, Zhafsports, Iranshao, Paopao, Horizon, and Codoon. According to a person in charge from the organizing committee, upon completing the race, the runners can have the opportunity to get the permit to such marathon events in 2020 as Hangzhou Marathon Race, Taiyuan International Marathon Race and Chongqing Female Half-marathon Race.

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High-energy platforms boost Cixi’s economy

In recent years, CixiCountyhas made great efforts to promote the construction of the high-energy industrial platforms and accelerate the replacement of old growth drivers by new ones. “The industrial platforms have become the powerful engines to the economic development, the important carrier for opening-up and the testing field for systematic reforms in Cixi county, which will promote the county’s economy to step on a high-quality development road.” said a person in charge from Cixi County Party Committee. Recently, the County-level Economy Research Center of the CCID Consulting released the 2019 research report on the high-quality development index of the county-level economy in China and the 2019 list of China’s Top 100 Counties, in which Cixi County ranks No.7, the only one from Zhejiang Province among the top ten.

Just as Ningbo is developing its “246” billion and trillion-level industrial clusters, Cixi County is building its “10,000 mu and 100 trillion” industrial platform at the coastal economic development zone, as well as accelerating the construction of such five 10 billion-level industrial platforms as the high-tech industrial development zone, the Hangzhou Bay Innovative Economic Zone, the modern agricultural development

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