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National Pipa Exhibition and Performance to be held in Ningbo

It is learned from the related press conference that the 2019 National Pipa Exhibition and Performance event will be held from August 13 to 19 in Zhenhai District of Ningbo, when the pipa masters all over the country will gather in Ningbo for the activities, attracting about 200 pipa players nationwide (including those from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan) for participation.

The event is sponsored by the Chinese Musicians Association and the Publicity Department of Ningbo Municipal Party Committee, and jointly organized by the Pipa Society of the Chinese Musicians Association, Ningbo Bureau of Culture, Radio, TV, Film and Tourism, Ningbo Literary Federation, the Publicity Department of Zhenhai District Party Committee and Ningbo Chinese Culture Promotion Association.

During the period of the event, the activities include the opening and closing concerts, the national professional training for pipa teachers, the related academic seminars and cultural activities for the benefit of the people and the national pipa exhibition and performance. The event aims to exhibit the development and achievement of the pipa art in recent years in China and discover and cultivate distinctive pipa players.

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"Space capsule" hotel appeared in Huaishu Road

The "space capsules" in the hotel are neatly arranged.

In the COSCO Logistics Building on Huaishu Road in Jiangbei, a young talent hotel was recently opened. It has the largest number of "space capsules" in the city, which has become the first stop for young people seeking employment in Ningbo. Young talents who are introduced to Ningbo can apply for 7-day free stay. Besides, the station is also open to the public.

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More flights for summer peak

On July 23, Ningbo Airport released news: in the first half of the year, the passenger throughput was 6,267,400, an increase of 11.12% over the same period of last year. The cumulative number of guaranteed flights was 44,800, an increase of 8.83%. Both data surpass the national average. With the coming of summer peak, from July 24, Ningbo Airport have added multiple flights.

The top ten domestic airports with the most passenger flow in Ningbo in the first half of the year were Guangzhou Baiyun Airport, Beijing Capital Airport, Chongqing Jiangbei Airport, Xi'an Xianyang Airport, Shenzhen Baoan Airport, Zhengzhou Xinzheng Airport, Qingdao Liuting Airport, Changsha Huanghua Airport, Guiyang Longdongbao Airport and Kunming Changshui Airport. Among them, Guangzhou is still the number 1 destination for Ningbo citizens to travel, with a passenger flow of 312,200 passengers, which is attributed to the close business exchanges and trade activities between Ningbo and Guangzhou. Guiyang Longdongbao Airport is the first time to enter the top ten list, becoming the ninth largest domestic airport for Ningbo citizens to fly to in the first half of the year. In response to the national counterpart

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A dynamic night picture at the Old Bund

The lively night at the old Bund. (Shi Yuchao)

High temperature is coming, and many people prefer to go out at night. At 12 o'clock on the evening of the 23rd, the hot summer air has been blown away by the river wind. At the Old Bund on the riverside, the buildings are still brightly lit, neon flashing, and people shaking. This is the best business season in the Bund Bar Street.

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Ningbo's water transport construction investment exceeds 2 billion yuan in the first half of the year

In the face of the complicated and changing international shipping environment, Ningbo used multiple approaches to overcome difficulties, and the shipping economy has continued to develop steadily. On July 20th, statistics from the Ningbo Port and Shipping Administration showed that in the first half of 2019, the city's investment in water transport construction was 2.017 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 107.7%; the waterway cargo volume reached 148.64 million tons, an increase of 19.29%.

Since 2019, due to factors such as Sino-US trade friction, the shipping economy index has been running weakly. From January to May, the average shipping economy index of Ningbo was 102.71 points, down 2.9% year-on-year; the average confidence index of shipping companies was 96.11 points, up 0.8% year-on-year. At the same time, the 44 shipping companies monitored by the shipping economy platform produced main business income of 3.09 billion yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 0.6%.

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