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2012 Ningbo Week of Talent, Science & Technology to be held

It is learned from the related press conference that the 2012 Zhejiang Ningbo Week of Talent, Science & Technology will be held from September 21 to 25. During the period, the organizers will launch four main campaigns including talents and intelligence introduction, cooperation in science and technology projects, high-end intelligence tour to Ningbo and docking of talents and capital markets, and the comprehensive agreement-signing ceremony will also be held.

There will be three main activities for talents and intelligence introduction campaign, namely, the high-level talents introduction fairs, the entrepreneurship tour for overseas Chinese talents and China Science and Technology Business Plan Contest. There will be two high-level talents introduction fairs. One is an open fair for the matchmaking of 7000 graduate students to graduate in 2013 from 100 universities or colleges throughout the country and 8000 posts provided by 700 enterprises or institutions in and outside Zhejiang Province. The other one is a closed fair exclusively for over 200 enterprises and well-known talent intermediaries from home and abroad, and 1000 job posts with an annual salary of 150,000 yuan will be provided in the closed fair.

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Ningbo mobile phone library opened

On September 5, the opening ceremony for Ningbo mobile phone library was held at the library of Ningbo University Park. The mobile phone library is the phone version of Ningbo digital library and another project of non-profit digital reading service open to Ningbo citizens.

The website of the mobile phone library is It is learned that the phone library is a kind of application of such new digital technologies as mobile internet, cloud computation and cloud memory on the library. By using their phones, readers can retrieve the paper books in the library anytime, and have free access to the Ningbo digital library with 2.4 million Chinese E-books, 70 million Chinese journal articles, 87 million pieces of news reports, 110 million foreign journal articles, and a host of other resources including dissertations, patents, various criteria and even videos. It is also possible for readers to inquire about the collection information of Ningbo digital library and receive the documents delivery service.

In addition, the mobile phone library program can provide personalized service to readers. It greatly facilitates the readers' use of the library by enabling them to inquire about information, renew books and receive other services through their mobile phones.

College students paint Ningbo's intangible cultural heritage

A group of college students in Ningbo painted on a 100-meter long scroll in their summer vocation to depict Ningbo's intangible cultural heritage. One of them said, "More than 90 percent of Ningbo residents do not know the Cultural Heritage Day." They hope their painting can arouse the public concern over the protection of intangible cultural heritage in Ningbo.

These college students are from a volunteer team in Ningbo University of Technology. All of the 30 students in the team were born in 1990s and most of them are freshmen. After many field visits and data collection, they completed the artwork, which is displayed on their campus. Their painting depicts 20 Ningbo traditional art or crafts, which ate representatives of the intangible cultural heritage in Ningbo. In the painting, one can find typical Ningbo local colors like watchman's drum in Zhenhai, Zoushu (local opera), bone and wood mosaic art, gold paint wood carving, the recipe of Gangyagou Restaurant, and lion dance in Meishan.

The painters will display the 100-meter long artwork in Ningbo Museum, calling for more concerns over the protection of intangible cultural heritage in Ningbo

Taiwan & Ningbo college students enjoy summer camp

The annual "Taiwan & Ningbo College Students Summer Camp" officially kicked off on Monday. Hu Jianyue, Vice Chairman of Ningbo People's Political Consultative Conference, and Zhang Dongmei, chairman of the Taipei Clansmen Society of Ningbo, participated in the opening ceremony and delivered speeches.

The exchange program is jointly organized by Ningbo and Taipei. As the longest organized student exchange program across the Strait, the summer camp has been held 18 times since 1993.

The organizers said the summer camp this year has attracted more than 50 college students from 20 colleges and universities in Taiwan.

The camp will last to the end of this month. In the upcoming week, the visiting Taiwan students will tour the Hemudu ruins in Yuyao, the former residence of Wang Yangming(one of the most influential philosophers in the Confucian tradition), Xikou Town(the hometown of Chiang Kai-shek), and Hangzhou Bay Bridge. Besides, they will attend a series of exchange activities with students from local universities like Ningbo University, Ningbo City College of Vocational Technology, and Zhejiang Wanli College.

According to the organizers, more than 100 college students across the straits participated in the opening ceremony.

"Smart Campus Project" to complete in September

On the morning of July 17, opened in Ningbo the Cross Straights Meeting on Wireless Cities. According to the meeting, Ningbo has started the cooperation with Taiwan in the fields of smart campuses and smart buildings. The smart campus project was piloted in the Experimental School of Ningbo National Hi-tech Zone and it is to complete and put into use this September. Chen Zhongchao, Vice Mayor of Ningbo Municipality, attended the meeting.
To strengthen the cooperation between China’s Mainland and Taiwan, in August 2010, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council and the State Development and Reform Commission jointly issued a document, assigning Ningbo to be a pilot city the Cross Straights wireless city program. According to the document, Ningbo and Taiwan should cooperate in constructing wireless city network with TD-SCDMA and WiFi, in the application of TD-SCDMA terminal and in the added value services and related products of TD-SCDMA.

Taiwan is one of the earliest cities that started the construction of wireless cities, with much experience in the construction of informationized campus. The pilot smart campus program in the Experimental School of Ningbo National Hi-tech Zone has its investment reaching 5 million yuan, involving such fields as campus security, smart classrooms, and remote teaching. It is to complete and put into use this September.

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