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2019 World Digital Economy Conference arrives in Ningbo

Ningbo will embrace the digital wave with a more open attitude. On June 28, it was learned from the 61st executive meeting of the municipal government that 2019 World Digital Economy Conference has officially settled in Ningbo and will be held from September 6th to 8th. Simultaneously, Ningbo will also hold the 9th China Smart City and Smart Economy Expo.

It is reported that the Smart Expo was founded in 2011 and has been successfully held in Ningbo for 8 sessions. It has become an important platform for the display, exchange and cooperation of smart cities and smart economy in China, influential and popular in the country.

2019 World Digital Economy Conference and the 9th China Smart City and Smart Economy Expo focus on 5G, artificial intelligence, industrial Internet, big data, blockchain and other cutting-edge technologies, with the theme of "Digital Drive, Intelligent Development". The event will hold "5G+ Industrial Internet" joint meeting, 2019 China Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Competition and Angel China Science and Technology Innovation Competition, and Digital Economy Global Precision Cooperation Matchmaking Conference to highlight the display, exchange and cooperation of new products,

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Painting witnesses the cultural exchanges between Ningbo and Bulgaria

On the morning of June 29th, “Paper Love – The Invitation Exhibition of Famous Paper Painting” is held at Ningbo Art Museum. A magnificent 15-meter long painting created by the famous painter Xu Zhong’ou is very conspicuous. It is one of the results of cultural exchanges between Ningbo and Bulgaria.

Xu Zhong’ou is a professor at the Central Academy of Fine Arts and a famous printmaker. He is currently the vice president of the Chinese Print Academy of China Academy of Art and the dean of the Pan Tianshou School of Art and Design at Ningbo University. At the exhibition site, Xu held a petal fan and stood beside the long scroll to introduce his work to the audience. This painting depicts the ruins of the famous ancient city of Veliko Tarnovo in Bulgaria. According to Xu, in order to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Bulgaria, from April 30 to May 9, he and five other Chinese artists were invited to Bulgaria to have art exchanges with seven Bulgarian artists.

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Concert Held to Celebrate Ningbo-Varna Friendly Tie Anniversary

 A concert was held at a theater in Ningbo yesterday to celebrate the 15th anniversary of friendly ties between the city and Verna, a city in Bulgaria. This year also marks the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Bulgaria. 

  Located on the west coast of the Black Sea, Verna is the third largest city in Bulgaria with the country’s largest port. It is also known as a city of booming tourism and rich culture across the globe. Thanks to the in-depth development of the Belt and Road Initiative and China-CEEC cooperation, the two cities have delivered fruitful results in a wide range of areas, including economic, trade, cultural, educational and shipping cooperation as well as people-to-people ties. 

  Yesterday night, two skillful and experienced singers from Verna co-performed with Ningbo Symphony Orchestra at the theater, presenting world-famous songs and songs with distinctive Bulgarian features

The Florence (China) International Design Biennale to be held in Ningbo

On the morning of June 29, it was learned from the relevant press conference that the Florence (China) International Design Biennale will be held at Ningbo Art Museum from July 3rd to 14th.

It is learned that the Italian International Biennial of Contemporary Art is one of the most prestigious art exhibitions in the world, and has been held for eleven sessions. In 2019, the 500th anniversary of the death of Da Vinci, in honor of this great artist known as the "Perfect Representative of the Renaissance", the parallel exhibition of the Florence International Contemporary Art Biennale and Florence International Design Biennale will be held together. The two biennales are operated in parallel by the organizing committee of the Florence Biennale. Exclusively authorized by the Organizing Committee of the Florence Biennale, Ningbo is responsible for the exhibits collection in China including Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan and will host the Florence International Design Biennale Exhibition - Florence (China) International Design Biennale.  

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Documentary about Intangible Cultural Heritage Debuts

  “Beilun Impression”, a documentary about intangible cultural heritage in Beilun District in the form of a series of short videos made its debut yesterday. The documentary presents a panoramic view of the ancient heritage with grand narrative scenes. 

  Beilun is home to 50 intangible heritage projects above district level. Since 2018, cultural offices in the district have made field trips to shoot the documentary. The first season consists of 10 15-minute long episodes. Each one introduces an intangible cultural heritage to give illustration to the inheritance, history, preservation and current conditions of this heritage. At the same time, the offices took 3 years to single out suitable subject matters, including endangered heritage preservation and relevant problems, to give the documentary record. 

  Four of the ten episodes greeted the audience at the premiere, presenting the trials made by the local people to overcome great difficulty to carry forward the endangered cultural heritage. Against a broad

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