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Special exhibition on China-Japan architectural communications to be held

A special exhibition on the China-Japan architectural communications over the past two thousand years will be held at the Sci-tech Protection Center of the Museum of Ancient Architecture of the Baoguo Temple on September 12, and the 75 exhibits include 52 pieces of carpentry tools of all kinds and 26 models of the bucket arch, the teahouse and the wood-inlaid craft window.

As the No.101 project of the activities of the "2019 promotion year for China-Japan youth communication", the exhibition is jointly sponsored by the Ancient Architecture Museum of Baoguo Temple and the Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum of Kobe, Japan.

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"Marine Silk Road" Recitation Contest rounded off

On September 7, the final of the "Marine Silk Road" Recitation Contest for young reciters, one of the theme activities of the 2019 Marine Silk Road Culture and Tourism Festival of Yinzhou District, came to a successful end at the Red Dowry Bookstore of Ningbo Cultural Plaza. The winners of the contest will then serve as the "little ambassadors" and "little spokespersons" of Ningbo for spreading the marine silk road culture.

 At the contest, the young candidates recited with great passion some original works based on the marine silk road culture of Ningbo, showing their pride for being a Ningboer. The final is conducted in the two groups of bigger children and young children. Finally, 10 candidates, including Fang Lishu, Gu Chang, Yan Jingshu and Cai Yuxuan, won the “Gold Microphone Award”, 15 candidates won the “Silver Microphone Award” and 25 won the title of "star

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Three-year Treatment Action for Small Towns makes a difference

In September 2016, Ningbo launched the “comprehensive environmental treatment action of small towns”, aiming to solve the environmental problems of small towns of the city and realize their beautifying transformation within three years. On August 21 this year, the administration office of the treatment action of small towns released the “answer sheet” of the treatment to the citizens. After three year’s treatment, a large number of towns and townships in the city have achieved the beautiful transformation, and a range of clean towns, energetic towns and featured towns have sprung up in the city. All the 112 towns and townships of Ningbo have passed the examination and checking of the province, and 67 small towns have been included in the lists of the provincial or municipal model towns.

According to the statistics, over the three years, Ningbo has treated about 1.97 million tons of waste, 970,000 square meters of bare walls, 5.04 million square meters of blue roofs and 4.99 square meters of building

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The third Asia-Pacific PPP network meeting was held in Ningbo

On September 2nd, the third Asia-Pacific Infrastructure Financing and Government and Social Capital Cooperation (PPP) Network ("Asia Pacific PPP Network") conference kicked off in Ningbo. The conference was hosted by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, the PPP Center of the Ministry of Finance and the Ningbo Municipal People's Government. There are more than 100 Chinese and foreign representatives from 18 Asia-Pacific PPP network members, two African countries, the UN Economic Commission for Europe, and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, international organizations and well-known forums such as the Asia-Pacific Business Forum and the Astana International Financial Center, as well as the private sector.

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Sign language training class launched

To further promote the sign language, enhance the popularity rate of the sign language, and create a better environment for free communication with the hearing impaired people, Ningbo Employment Center for the Disabled carried out a beginner’s course of “Chinese Sign Language”, attracting 40 people for training.

With the deepening of the sign language promotion, the window service staff and the general citizens have improved their awareness of helping the disabled, so the sign language users have expanded to the window service staff, volunteer teams and sign language lovers.

The training class invited the professional teacher from Ningbo Special Education School as the trainer. In class, the teacher explained to the trainees the sign language knowledge and gestures in such aspects as daily life, laws and regulations, culture and sports, and animals and plants. After training, the trainees are able to use the basic sign language words to conduct some simple daily dialogues

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