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2019 China Maritime Day Forum held

On the afternoon of April 28, 2019 China Maritime Day Forum Organizing Committee enlarged meeting and the first meeting of the Executive Committee were held in Ningbo. The event is scheduled for mid-July, with the main theme of "Raise the sail of silk road and build a blue dream". Preparations are currently being carried out in an orderly manner.


China Maritime Day is the only festival approved by the State Council in China's sea-related field. The 2019 China Maritime Day Forum event consists of one main forum, four sub-forums, one parallel forum and 12 mass events. One main forum, 2019 China Maritime Day Forum, held on the morning of July 11. The four sub-forums are China International Seafarers Forum, China International Ship Technology and Security Forum, High-Quality Development Forum for Private Port and Shipping Enterprises, and Maritime Culture Forum. The parallel forum is the Maritime Silk Road Port International Cooperation Forum.

In 2019, the forum also set up 12 mass events, namely China Zhenghe Maritime Billboard, China Shipping 50 Summer Summit, "My Maritime Dream" - Zhejiang Youth Theme Essay Competition, "My Maritime Dream" ——Zhejiang Youth

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First cultural night tour route launched in Ningbo

It's really a special experience of the history and culture and the natural landscapes of Ningbo: visiting the Moonlake Park, listening to the local opera, and taking a boat on the three rivers, dressed in the Han-style clothes, with a palace lantern in hand. On April 15, the first night tour route integrating the local culture and the intangible cultural heritage items of Ningbo was launched, and the first batch of 28 tourist from home and abroad took the opportunity to experience the charm of the urban cultural tourism of Ningbo.


The Moonlake Park is a well-known place of historic interest. However, not many people can tell all the highlights of its cultural richness. Connecting such places of interest as the Korean Embassy site, the Drum Tower, the Water Criterion Stele, the former residence of Tong Hua (a teacher of Emperor Guangxu), the Moonlake Memory Square, the Moon Island, the former residence of the Lu family, the former residence of the Jiang family, and the former residence of Zhang Yuanzhi, the night tour route leads people to the depth of history. By taking the tour, one can recall the poem composing scenes of the “Moonlake Society of Poets” during the Southern Song Dynasty, appreciate the "new inscription" by Wang Anshi, when he was the county magistrate of the Yinxian County in 1048, and see the Water Criterion Stele, an important water conservancy facility of the Ningbo section of the Grand Canal of China, a world cultural heritage site.   

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Chinese and Western Contemporary Art Exchange Exhibition Opens at 117 Art Center

On April 20th, Chinese and Western Contemporary Art Exchange Exhibition takes place at 117 Art Center of Ningbo Municipal Cultural Center. The exhibition is to present a hundred or so artistic works accomplished by ten Chinese artists and six international artists from Germany, Britain, and Romania.

Many of the ten Chinese artists who come from Ningbo and other cities as well have ever studied, traveled, or lived overseas. Those artistic works are of various forms such as paintings on paper, cloth and other comprehensive materials, and different styles such as lacquer painting and Chinese painting

2019 Asian Weightlifting Championships to be held

The 2019 AWF Asian Weightlifting Championships to be started on April 20 attracts a lot of men of muscles from Asian countries. By the evening of April 17th, 14 teams have arrived in Ningbo.


Shi Zhiyong, an athlete of Ningbo origin and weightlifting Olympic champion, arrived in Ningbo with the Chinese national weightlifting team on the afternoon of April 17. The weightlifting team of Saudi Arabia arrived on the early morning of April 16. The other teams that have arrived include those of Kazakhstan, South Korea, India and Sri Lanka.



Reportedly, the Asian Weightlifting Federation and the Chinese Weightlifting Association will hold meetings on April 18 and 19. The opening ceremony of the Asian Weightlifting Championships will be held on the morning of April 20

Ningbo Orange Music Festival Successfully Held

As part of the activities of 2019 China (Ningbo) Cultural Industries Fair, Ningbo Orange Music Festival was successfully held in the evening on April 21.

Ningbo Cultural Plaza has held an outdoor music festival each year since 2014 to boost diversified music exchanges, such as Summer Solstice Music Day, Orange Music Contest, Orange Music Festival and talent show, creating an atmosphere of music in Ningbo. Successfully held for 3 years, Orange Music Festival was originally Orange Music Contest and has formed its brand effect and attracts tens of thousands of audience from local and surrounding areas every year, enjoying enormous population among music lovers in Ningbo. It’s known that the tickets for this year’s Orange Music Festival wer sold out within 3 days. 

In this year’s musical festival, many noted Chinese bands and singers, such as QUEEN SEA BIG SHARK, Fangdongdemao (The cat of landlord), Qiezidan (Eggplant Egg), Guo Ding and Chen Hongyu put on different forms of music performance including ballet and rock music and won the hearts of wide young audience


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