July 27 witnessed the launch ceremony and press conference of "Roaming and Reading Shandong" Visiting Foreign Friends' Experience in Jining in the Jining Museum (new site). This marked that "Roaming and Reading Shandong" Visiting Foreign Friends' Experience in Jining, an event co-held by the Publicity Department of CPC Jining Municipal Committee and CRI Online, has raised its curtain.
The launch ceremony [Photo by Cao Kefan]
Known as the "Hometown of Confucius and Mencius, Capital of the Grand Canal Culture, and a Cultural Hub", Jining is home to the Five Great Sages of Confucianism, namely Confucius, Mencius, Yanzi, Zengzi, and Zisi, as well as the cradle of Confucian culture. The city provides an important window for numerous foreign friends to learn about China.
In recent years, the city has been vigorously exploring its wealth of cultural resources, and promoting the development of new industries and business patterns featuring "culture +". Besides, it has been trying to transform its cultural strengths into high-quality development which earns the city a leading and unique place in the world. Set to become a hub of multi-civilizational exchanges and mutual learning as well as international communication, Jining will lead others and set a good example in helping Chinese culture "go global". This event will provide an all-new platform for boosting Jining's international communication, allowing foreign friends to get a first-hand look at the historical and cultural development of Jining with an immersive cultural atmosphere, and helping the city image of Jining as a cultural hub go global.
The event of "Roaming and Reading Shandong" Visiting Foreign Friends' Experience in Jining is scheduled to last from July 27 to July 29. During the three-day visit, a touring group composed of more than 10 journalists, experts and influencers from Japan, South Korea, Italy, Azerbaijan and Syria, among other countries, will explore the Jining Museum (new site), the Wu Family Shrines, Mengyuan, the Kong Family Mansion, the Temple of Confucius and other sites, to watch exhibitions and performances of intangible cultural heritage, experience traditional cultural projects, embrace the profound culture of Jining, and witness the city's development vitality in culture, tourism and urban construction.
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