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Torch relay for Hangzhou Asian Games commences with enthusiasm

With resounding slogans such as "Hold high the torch of the Asian Games and light up the future of Xiangshan!" and "Run to the Asian Games, Go!" echoing through the air, the torch relay teams embarked on an exhilarating journey towards the Asian Games Sail Center.

On the morning of May 27, the "Run to Future, Run to the Asian Games" torch relay kicked off at Damuwan Senior High School in Xiangshan County. A total of 361 torchbearers, passing 56 unique homemade torches, enthusiastically participated in the event.

Comprising 19 relay teams, consisting of spirited headmasters, young students, and active parents, they competed with one another in an exhilarating display of energy and determination. Among the torchbearers, the oldest participant was 54 years old, while the youngest was just 9 years old. Together, they joined forces to complete the 14.5km relay journey.

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Ningbo's total import and export volume in the first two months of this year reached 186.6 billion yuan

Ningbo Customs released the Ningbo’s foreign trade data yesterday: In the first two months of this year, the total import and export volume of Ningbo reached 186.6 billion yuan, the export 119.98 billion yuan and the import 66.62 billion yuan. In the ranking of import and export scale of cities in the country, Ningbo jumped from the 6th to the 5th.

Specifically, Europe and the United States remain top two trading partners. In the first two months of this year, the import and export to the European Union and the United States were 33.69 billion yuan and 30.08 billion yuan respectively. ASEAN is the third largest trading partner followed by Russia.

In addition, Ningbo's import and export to countries along the "the Belt and Road" reached 61.77 billion yuan, up 9.7% year on year, accounting for 33.1% of the total import and export volume in the same period; Import and export to Central and Eastern European

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Haishu Manufacturing Company and Ali "Spring Thunder Plan" join hands

Recently, the heads of nearly 200 companies  participated in the special matchmaking meeting between Haishu manufacturing  enterprises and Alibaba’s "Spring Thunder Plan", and many of them  said that they will conduct in-depth docking and exchanges with Alibaba on  live broadcast bases and C2M reverse customization.

Affected by the epidemic and changes in the  economic situation, manufacturing companies, especially export-oriented  companies, have been greatly impacted. The instability of foreign markets and  the uncertainty of foreign orders have brought certain effects to companies.  With the strong support from the district, Haishu manufacturing companies  have continued to break through the predicament. However, problems such as  lack of orders, difficulty in recruiting, and shortage of funds still plague  some companies.

"How to strengthen the linkage with the  e-commerce platform and help enterprises accelerate the construction of a new  pattern of mutual promotion of domestic and international dual cycles is the  bottleneck that needs to be broken." The relevant person in charge of  the Haishu District Economic and Information Bureau said that Alibaba has  signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Ningbo. Last month, Ningbo Ali  Center officially settled in Haishu.

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The 2021 Senior Citizens’ Festival Carnival kicks off

With the approach of the Chinese traditional festival Double Ninth Festival, the 2021 Senior Citizens’ Festival Carnival, sponsored by the Municipal Old Cadres Bureau and the Municipal Bureau of Commerce, kicked off at the Municipal Old Cadres Activity Centre.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, and the venue was full of "Red elements": watching a Red movie to review the history of the Party, taking a picture with the Party flag, Party history learning and education exhibition hall ... There were 14 activities in 4 major activity areas for the old to enjoy themselves.

At the party history learning and education exhibition hall, the exhibition board of 100 outstanding revolutionary figures attracted many old comrades.

The annual Senior Citizens’ Festival Carnival has long become a feature of the Double Ninth Festival in Ningbo for the old cadres. The event creates a strong atmosphere of loving and helping the elderly, conveys the care and concern of the party committee and government for the elderly comrades, and unites and guides the majority of retired cadres to contribute more to the high-quality development of the city and the construction of a leading city in common wealth.

This carnival will last for four days, and there will be a special session for elderly volunteers on October 15

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