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Hemudu selected as "Top 100 Archaeological Discoveries in a Century"

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of modern Chinese archaeology. On October 18, the "3rd China Archaeology Conference" opened in Sanmenxia City, Henan Province. At the opening ceremony, under the guidance of the State Administration of Cultural Heritage, the Chinese Society of Archaeology and the China Cultural Relics News published the "Top 100 Archaeological Discoveries in a Century", and the Hemudu site in Yuyao, Zhejiang was selected.

In terms of geographical distribution, the "Top 100 Great Archaeological Discoveries in a Century" cover 31 provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities (including Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Taiwan) across the country. Henan and Shaanxi, which have rich historical heritage and are known as "large cultural relic provinces" and "archaeological provinces", have 14 and 11 selected respectively, Hebei, Shandong, and Hubei each has 6 selected, Shanxi has 5 selected, and Beijing, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Hunan, and Gansu each has 4. In addition to the Hemudu site in Yuyao, Zhejiang also has the Pujiang Shangshan site, the Yuhang Liangzhu site, the Southern Song Lin'an city site and the official kiln site in Hangzhou.

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Ningbo Xiaobaihua Yue Opera Troupe tours Yangtze River Delta

The classic drama "The Legend of Mingzhou Woman" created by the Ningbo Xiaobaihua Yue Opera Troupe to promote the excellent traditional culture of eastern Zhejiang was staged at the Gengsu Theater in Nantong, Jiangsu Province on the evening of the 15th. This story about the origin of the wedding custom in eastern Zhejiang has once again spread in different places. This is also the third stop of Ningbo Xiaobaihua Yue Opera Troupe's tour of the seven major cities in the Yangtze River Delta for its cultural expansion and assisting the integrated development of the Yangtze River Delta.

Since October 8th, Ningbo Xiaobaihua Yue Opera Troupe will bring three classic repertoires with rich Jiangnan cultural characteristics, including "The Legend of Mingzhou Woman", "A Dream of Red Mansions", and "Hundred Flowers River". The troupe embarks on its one-month tour in the Yangtze River Delta region and will travel to Hai’an, Nantong, Nanjing of Jiangsu Province, Jiaxing and Zhoushan in Zhejiang province.  

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Ningbo tea exhibition at Qingdao Tea Expo

On October 16, China (Qingdao) International Tea Industry Expo and Zhejiang Green Tea Expo opened in Qingdao, Shandong. The famous specialty and high-quality products of 10 tea companies in Ningbo made their debut. Many tea lovers came here to taste Ningbo tea.

At the exhibition site, Ningbo tea boutique exhibition area exhibited many famous teas, including Yinzhou Taibai Dicui, Yuyao Waterfall Immortal Tea, Xiangshan Peninsula Immortal Tea, Ninghai Wanghai Tea and Wangfu Tea, Fenghua Quhao, Beilun Sanshan Yuye, Dongqian Lake East China Sea Dragon Tongue, Haishu Tashanyan Tea, Cixi Qijiashan Tea, etc. These exhibited teas can be tasted on-site. Each tea has a different shape, color and fragrance.

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People travel on Citizens’ Tourism Day

October 16th is the annual Citizens’ Tourism Day. Although it is rainy, many scenic spots are very popular. According to statistics from the Ningbo Municipal Bureau of Culture, Radio, Film and Tourism, as of 4 pm on October 16, the city’s 62 scenic spots (spots) with preferential policy had received 65,000 tourists, with a cumulative discount of 3,708,800 yuan.

As a traditional hot spot for Citizens' Travel Day, Ningbo Ocean World has launched half discount tickets this year. Indoor scenic spots have advantages in rainy days. Romon Universal Park has also turned the Tourism Day into "Tourism Weekend". The marketing director of the park introduced: "After the announcement of the Citizens’ Tourism Day news, in addition to Ningbo citizens, many tourists outside Ningbo came to consult. Therefore, the park not only extended the preferential time period to October 16th and 17th, but also extended the half-price discount to all tourists. I hope that all of them can have fun here."

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"Turkey Day" series of activities held

On the afternoon of October 16, the "Turkey Day" of "2021 Approaching the Asian Countries of the "Belt and Road"" was held at Ningbo Library.

The ancient Silk Road started in China and ended in Turkey on land. Turkey is also an important participant in China’s “One Belt, One Road” Initiative (BRI). Ningbo, founded 1,200 years ago, has gradually become an important port city for foreign trade and cultural exchanges since the Tang Dynasty. It is one of the important channels for interconnection between China and the world, and one of the important starting points of the "Maritime Silk Road".

The economic, trade and cultural exchanges between Ningbo and Turkey has a long history. In July 2002, Turkey Cimtas (Ningbo) Steel Structure Manufacturing Co., Ltd. was established in Ningbo; in August 2008, the Ningbo Folk Art Troupe, representing China, participated in the opening ceremony tour of the Izmir International Cultural Festival in Turkey. Folk arts such as dragons, Xiangshan fishing drums, tea-picking dances, and fishing song chants amazed the locals in Turkey; in July 2020, the first subway line by Ningbo CRRC Industrial Base became the main public transportation on Istanbul's new airport line.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Turkey, and to strengthen the cultural contribution for the joint construction of the "Belt and Road", with the support of the Foreign Affairs Office of the Ningbo Municipal People’s Government, Ningbo Library launched four characteristic activities, including the "Travel to a City" tour sharing, "Appreciating a Song" music sharing, "Appreciating a Painting" art sharing, and "Tasting a Delicacy" food sharing. Readers who participated in the event said that they can fully experience the exotic customs and realize the charm of Turkish culture and art without going abroad.

At the event, the Turkish Consul General in Shanghai, Hüseyin Emre Engin, presented books to the Ningbo Library, which further enriched the library collections in Sister Cities. They will be exhibited in the "Turkish Window".


In order to deepen readers’ understanding of Turkey, Ningbo Library has also set up a "Turkish Window" display space in the Sister City Study of the Special Literature Area on the third floor, which integrates Turkish themed book fairs, humanities and customs photo exhibitions, and video exhibitions. It will last for three months


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