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Silk Road Sino-foreign Scholar Exchange Meeting held in Ningbo

On the morning of July 15, the 2019 “Silk Road” Sino-foreign Scholar Exchange Meeting, sponsored by the Cyberspace Commentary Bureau of the Cyberspace Administration of China, was held at the Anqing Guild Hall of Ningbo.

About 40 young and senior scholars and representatives of the major central news websites will visit such key cities along the “Belt and Road” area as Ningbo, Nantong and Dunhuang. Through interviews and photography activities, they will exhibit the new look of the “Belt and Road” construction of china to the world with images and words, and share their ideas for the construction with each other.

According to a person in charge from the Cyberspace Administration Office of Ningbo Municipal Party Committee, the cultural and practical exchanges of the scholars from the countries along the “Belt and Road” area will promote the in-depth and overall cultural exchanges between the countries, and expand the influence of Ningbo (as a starting port of the Maritime Silk Road) and the Ningbo-Zhoushan Port.

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Two sailing events about to take place in Ningbo

On July 9th, it is announced in the press conference in Ningbo Cheese Park that two sailing events are to take place in Ningbo recently—2019 China Family Sailing Race (Ningbo Stop) and 2019 China Sailing Race, or the “Cheese Park Cup” of National Sailing Invitational.

From July 13th to 14th, 2019 China Family Sailing Race (Ningbo Stop) will kick off in Meishan. The race is a brand activity held by Chinese Yachting Association since 2018, aiming to involve more people participate in the sport, and thus shorten the distance between the sport and the general populace.

The 2019 China Sailing Race will open in July 12th in Meishan Bay. What makes this year’s event special is that the garbage-sorting device will be placed in the race venue to promote the garbage-sorting work

Natural Science Exhibition Unfolded at Ningbo Museum

A natural science exhibition “Evolution: From Fish to Human Beings” was unveiled at Ningbo Museum yesterday. Lasting for around two months and co-hosted by the museum and Chinese Academy of Sciences, the exhibition features 146 fossils and models during 500 million years of evolutionary history of vertebrates.

According to Xu Qin, the exhibition designer, the exhibition composed of five sections gives retrospect to the evolution of various species on the planet.

Visitors can feast their eyes on a wide range of fossils, models and sculptures, including those of maritime and territorial vertebrates, such as fish, dinosaurs, rhinos and bears. Driven by technology, some of the models can even move or make sounds, catching the eyeballs of visitors.

Besides the exhibition, the museum will offer courses and two lectures in natural sciences to the public from July to August

Invisible bridge between Chinese and CEE youth

“I will share my personal experiences in China with my friends to help them know this country and fall in love with it.” said Peter Victor Rochodak, an online blogger from Poland.

“I have witnessed the creativity and promising future of made-in-China products. If possible, I wish to find automobiles made in China available in my country,” said Nelmin, a young man from Montenegro.

Recently, many young representatives from Central and Eastern European countries (CEEC) come to Ningbo to attend the 3rd "Bridge of the Future" China-CEEC Youth Exchange Camp. From their smile and comment, it can be felt that a friendship bridge that transcends national boundaries is erecting, connecting the young generation from China and CEEC.

In the camp, it is very common to find youth from China and CEE countries with similar interests to connect China and CEE countries via the invisible bridge of friendship.

Liu Yuanjing, a Ningboese born in 1996, had started to practice piano since she was a child, and was just admitted to The Frideric Chopin University of Music to pursue her master’s degree in piano and

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4 New Self-Service Book-Borrowing Machines Installed in Ningbo

As the first phase of Ningbo subway Line 3 opened to traffic, the online service of Ningbo Library extended further along the rail. Starting from July 5, another 4 self-service book-borrowing machine will installed in subway stations of line 3, apart from the existing 3 machines in two Ningbo Libraries and Drum Tower subway station.

Provided by Ningbo Library, each one of such self-service book-borrowing machines is just like a mini library which makes borrowing a book as convenient as ordering food online. People can either borrow books from one of these machines with their phone or with a QR code through a third-party credit platform. Neither deposit nor membership card is required.

In 2018, Ningbo’s first self-service book-borrowing machine was installed in Drum Tower station in December, which is a transfer station for line 1 and line 2. In the following month, a total of 2500 books had been borrowed from this machine, the most among some 260 self-service book-borrowing machines across China. Apart from Drum Tower station, self-service book-borrowing service is now available in 4 more

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