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Themed Cultural Township to Be Built in Hangzhou Bay New Area

On the afternoon of Apr.14th, 2017 China (Ningbo) Cultural Industries Fair saw the signing of an 800-million-worth project between Hangzhou Bay New Zone and China Travel Service Investment Co., Ltd. The two parties intend to build a themed cultural township integrating nature, humanism and innovation in Hangzhou Bay New Zone.

It is said that in terms of investment, the project is the biggest signed during the Fair. Abiding by their agreements, the two parties will carry out cooperation in fields like cultural tourism, comprehensive urban development, healthy leisure and derivative industries of tourism. In the future, a unique, interactive and pioneering tourist resort will be built beside Hangzhou Bay to turn out a highlight in tourism of Hangzhou Bay region or even Eastern China

Ningbo "mountain marathon" to kick off

According to the organizing committee of the 2017 Ningbo Mountain Marathon, the organizing, security, volunteer service, administrative service and emergency rescue of the event to be held on April 16 have come to the final stage of preparation. As the "most appealing mountain marathon race in East China", the event will be a new highlight for the development of sports in Jiangbei District.

In recent years, Jiangbei District has hosted a range of sports events at the state, provincial and municipal levels with great successes, which has greatly enriched the lives of the local citizens. In the area covering Baoguo Temple and Sunhu Lake Tourist Resort, the district will build the training and competition base for some chess and card games. The tree state-level bases that will settle down in Jiangbei District include the national promotion base for chess and card sports, the national training and competition base for bridge and the national training and competition base for chess. In September 2013, the leisure trail of the North Mountain was completed and open to public. The tour trail from the Lingshan Village of Zhuangqiao Town to the Wuxing Village of Cicheng Town

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Equestrian games held

The 2017 Jiangsu-Zhejiang-Shanghai Equestrian Open as well as the first Ningbo Youth Equestrian Open Game, sponsored by Ningbo Sports Bureau, Fenghua Art and Sports Bureau and Ningbo Sports School, was held at the new Zhengda Equestrian Club of Fenghua District.

As the first equestrian open game held at the area covering Jiangsu Province, Zhejiang Province and Shanghai, the game attracted a lot of equestrian professionals. Over 300 athletes with 95 horses from 21 domestic equestrian clubs, including the Forever Love Equestrian Club of Shanghai, the Horse Park Equestrian Club of Hangzhou and Mahui Equestrian Club of Zhejiang Province.

The game will be held in two categories. The first category is for the Youth Open, including the individual race, the quick ground-play race and the individual obstacle race. The second category include the individual obstacle races at all levels

China station of international film festival held in Ningbo

The opening ceremony of the China station of the 57th Annecy International Animation Film Festival (Festival International du Film d'Animation d'Annecy) was held at the Nanyuan Universe Hotel in Ningbo on April 10. The festival will last for four days, during which the award-winning animation films of the 2016 festival will be released. 

The film festival, starting in 1960, is held in June each year. It is one of the top four international animation film festivals, which boasts the longest history. This year, it is the first time for the festival to start its China station, and Ningbo becomes the host of the festival in China

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