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Ningbo Reading Week starts

The "Books in Ningbo: 2015 Ningbo Reading Week" activity was launched at the Culture Square on October 31, co-sponsored by Ningbo Culture, Broadcasting, TV, Press and Publication Bureau, Ningbo Education Bureau, Ningbo Women's Federation, Ningbo Daily Group and Ningbo Broadcasting and TV Group, and co-hosted by Ningbo Library, Ningbo Xinhua Bookstore and the branches of the Culture, Broadcasting, TV, Press and Publication Bureau at the county and district level. 
At the opening ceremony, the results of the "top ten reading promoters" and the "most beautiful reading spaces" were released, the classics reading activity was launched, and the awards for the "top ten reading families" were presented. Fan Xi'an, Deputy General Manager of China Publishing and Media Co. Ltd. and writer Wang Qianma donated the book "Ningbobang" to all the public libraries in Ningbo and Ningbobang Museum. 
After one year's preparation, the Ningbo TV Library was officially open to the citizens on October 31. Based on the existing resources of the libraries in Ningbo and the TV communication network, it will build a high-definition video transmission platform for Ningbo citizens. So far, the TV Library has launched three columns, including Tianyi Lecture Hall, Tianyi Music and Readers' Space. 
As one of the core activities of the reading week, the 2015 Ningbo Book Exhibition was held at the Culture Square, with over 30,000 types of books from 118 publication agencies, attracting over 100 special guests, writers, scholars and cultural celebrities. 
There were also some other activities on the day, including the theme lecture "Internet + Modern Reading" by Fan Xi'an, the "Ancient Chinese Etiquettes in Chinese Idioms" by Wang Liqun (a famous lecturer from the CCTV Lecture Room at the "Tianyi Lecture Hall", the "book collection" forum, the comic book exhibition featuring award-winning works from such famous comic book masters as He Youzhi, and the book donation activities for the Jiabang Area of Guizhou Province.

Ningbo Association of Industry & Commerce signs cooperative agreement with Ningbo University

The agreement signing ceremony for cooperation between Ningbo Association of Industry & Commerce and Ningbo University was held at Ningbo University on October 21, as well as the first report meeting of the lecturer team for private enterprise innovation and entrepreneurship. This is an active measure to explore the close cooperation between business and college, and to promote the city's atmosphere for venture and innovation.

According to cooperative agreement, Ningbo University and the association will carry out a series of activities with the theme of professors entering enterprises or private entrepreneurs entering university. Meanwhile, the two parties will carry out information and achievement exchange and conduct joint survey and research to promote talent cultivation and the venture and innovation work of the city. 

Talents in Ningbo total 1.739 million

In recent years, with the construction of "blue intelligent valley" and "ecologically excellent city for talents", Ningbo has attracted an increasing number of high-end talents for living and development. So far, there are 1.739 million talents, up by 59.4% over the end of 2011, including 6642 returned talents from abroad, an increase of 160% over the end of 2011. 
Ningbo has launched a series of policies concerning talent development over the past few years. The "notice on new policies for talent development" issued this year demonstrates that Ningbo will attract talents with best policies and services in terms of talent introduction and cultivation, development support, assessment and incentives, and implementation of services and responsibilities.

Entrepreneurship and innovation contest held

The 5th "Entrepreneurship and Innovation Skill Contest" in Jiangbei District was held on October 18, which attracted a large group of young candidates.
141 candidates participated in the contest held in Ningbo Technical College in CNC lathe work, benchwork, car repair, nursery and cooking. According to a person in charge from the local human resources and social security department, over 60 of the candidates were born after 1995, and most of the others are also young workers. Despite their young age, they are all skillful in their own fields. As is reported, the winners of the top three in each filed will be honored as "chief workers" and "technical experts". 

16 schools identified as soccer characteristic schools

The Ministry of Education released the 2015 list of national youth campus soccer characteristic schools and pilot counties and districts, identifying 8627 primary and secondary schools as youth soccer characteristic schools and 38 counties or districts campus soccer pilots.

16 schools in Ningbo are included in the list, they are as follows: the Pengqiao Primary School of henghe Town of Cixi County, the Central Primary School of Chongshou Town of Cixi County, Wenqi Primary School of Cixi County, Yangming Middle School of Yuyao County, Ningbo No.4 Middle School, Lingshan Middle School of Beilun District, Xiapu Primary School of Beilun District, Wuling Primary School of Fenghua County, Fenghua Technical School, the Foreign Languages Experimental Primary School of Jiangdong District, Chunxiao Middle School, Maoshan Primary School of Jiangshan Town of Yinzhou District, Gaoqiao Town Central Primary School of Yinzhou District, the Experimental Secondary School of Jiangshan Town of Yinzhou District, Yinzhou Vocational Education Central School and XIangshan Foreign Languages School

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