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  • First Intangible Cultural Heritage Park in Xiangxi to Inaugurate

    First Intangible Cultural Heritage Park in Xiangxi to Inaugurate

    According to Jishou Municipal Bureau of Culture on April 24, the first intangible cultural heritage park in Xiangxi Tujia-Miao Autonomous Prefecture is to open to the public on April 28, 2011.More than 100 items of intangible cultural heritage at the provincial or national level will be shown to citizens and tourists all the year round. Besides, several inheritors of intangible cultural heritage and masters of folk arts and crafts will put on live performances there, including Long Yingtang, an inheritor of Miao ethnic drum dance, and Wu Labao, an inheritor of Miao ethnic folk song.There is an exhibition hall of intangible cultural heritage, Xiangxi Workshop, Artware Workshop and Food Workshop in the park, and furthermore an intangible cultural heritage square is going to be built according to the plan, thus making it integrating performances, entertainment, experiencing and shopping.When the park opens and is entitled to the protection base for intangible cultural heritage, there will be regular themed exhibitions and performances in the park.Translator: Zeng HuajuanSource: Hunan Official Web Portal
    News 2011-04-29 07:39 View:1054
  • Xinjiang Delegation Promotes China-Asia-Europe Expo in Hunan

    Xinjiang Delegation Promotes China-Asia-Europe Expo in Hunan

    A Party and government delegation of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region held a meeting in Changsha on April 26 to promote the first China-Asia-Europe Expo and Xinjiang's tourism industry. The delegation headed by Xiao Kaiti Yiming, member of the CPC Standing Committee of Xinjiang briefed the tourism resources of Xinjiang and the preparations for the expo which is scheduled to be unveiled in Urumqi in September, 2011.This expo will open at the newly-built Xinjiang International Exhibition Center (Phase I) with an exhibition area of 90,000 square meters. The center will be divided into five display sections including Asia-Europe Section, Domestic Section, Xinjiang Section, Professional Section and Section for Hi-tech Products, Hi-tech Industrial Parks and International Cooperation.China-Asia-Europe Economic Development and Cooperation Forum will be convened during the expo. Some state officials and foreign political leaders will be invited to the forum. Nine seminars and theme activities are also planned with seven ministerial summit forums including Agricultural Cooperation Development Forum, Information Ministerial Forum, Overseas Chinese Merchants Forum and Xinjiang Development Forum.Translator: Guo YanSource: Hunan Official Web Portal
    News 2011-04-28 07:54 View:2133
  • Largest Public Parking Lot in Hunan Changsha

    Largest Public Parking Lot in Hunan Changsha

    The largest public parking lot in Changsha, Hongtaiyang (Red Sun) Parking Lot in Kaifu District was officially opened to the public on the morning of April, 27.Opposite to the west gate of Changsha Martyrs' Park, the parking lot can hold 300 cars, covering a total area of nearly 10,000 square meters.This move will effectively ease the severe parking space shortage neighboring Changsha Martyrs' Park and Hunan Provincial Museum.Furthermore, the transportation on Furong Road, Dongfeng Road, Xiangjiang Road, Yingpan Road, Xiangya Road and Sanyi Road in Furong District is so heavy that those roads can be easily blocked.In order to alleviate the parking pressure, parking lots are specially set up near these areas.Till now, 16 public parking lots containing 1,724 spaces in the district have been opened for public use, making sure that there is at least one public parking lot in each of the eight sub-districts.Translator: Xie JingjingSource: Hunan Official Web Portal
    News 2011-04-28 07:42 View:1163
  • Cultural Publicity Work Conference of NFROC Convened in Changsha

    Cultural Publicity Work Conference of NFROC Convened in Changsha

    The Cultural Publicity Work Conference of the National Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese (NFROC) & the Standing Council Meeting of the China Overseas Committee for International Culture Exchange was held in Changsha on the morning of April 26. Chairman of NFROC Lin Jun and Director of the United Front Work Department of Hunan Province Li Weiwei attended the meeting.Mr. Lin urged that the NFROC should scientifically analyze the new situation and new tasks of cultural publicity work so as to make due contribution to realizing the goals set in the "Twelfth Five-Year Plan". It should also promote solidarity among all Chinese people at home and abroad on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of Communist Party of China and the 100th anniversary of the 1911 Revolution, show the image and voice of China through the overseas Chinese people ,carry forward the activity of "Love China" and the dissemination of Chinese culture all over the world, and enhance the education of Chinese culture among overseas Chinese and promote the exchanges among overseas Chinese youths, thus to set a solid foundation for the undertakings of NFROC.On behalf of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee, the People's Congress of Hunan Province, the Hunan Provincial Government and the CPPCC Hunan Provincial Committee, Li Weiwei conveyed congratulations on the conference, and extended heartfelt gratitude to NFROC for its supports to Hunan's economic development.Translator: Zhou JingqiSource: Hunan Official Web Portal
    News 2011-04-27 07:46 View:1233
  • Record number of admission in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

    Record number of admission in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

    April 23, 2011, There is a record number of admission in a single day from the gate of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, The total number of 10564(Except for golden week) In 2011, Zhangjiajie is a large number of tourists as a preferred tourist destination, tourist numbers rose sharply, as of April 23, the number of admission this month has reached 120,200 people, increasing 64.30% compared to same period last year.
    News 2011-04-26 13:27 View:1179
  • Yuan Jianyao Pledges to Improve Management of Government Websites

    Yuan Jianyao Pledges to Improve Management of Government Websites

    On April 25, Yuan Jianyao, assistant governor of Hunan Province presided over a special meeting on conscientiously studying and implementing the Circular on Further Intensifying Management of Government Websites issued by the General Office of the State's Council.Mr. Yuan noted that the circular should be carried out with all-out efforts. Relevant departments should further deepen their awareness of improving government websites. In recent years, under the correct leadership of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee and the Hunan Provincial People's Government, remarkable progress has been achieved in the management of Hunan's government websites. The websites have served as vital platforms and windows for the public to get information on government affairs and played an important role in enhancing communications with the public through online services.However, there are still some outstanding problems worth our due attention. In response to the circular, departments at different levels must take effective measures to step up the management of the government websites with a sense of urgency and responsibility. The focus of website management will be further clarified with practical efforts to solve the existing prominent problems.Translator: Guo YanSource: Hunan Official Web Portal
    News 2011-04-26 07:51 View:1050
  • Tianmenshan adjust hours of operation to prepare for holiday travel

    Tianmenshan adjust hours of operation to prepare for holiday travel

    Since April this year, Zhangjiajie Tianmenshan scenic spot tourist numbers rose sharply!Tianmenshan adjust hours of operation to prepare for China Holiday Tour "May Day"mini vacation.Tianmenshan scenic spot from April 25 to May 5, Will be adjusted: Operation Start Time 7:30AM(Usual time:8:00AM). Ticket deadline remain unchanged(16:30 PM). Scenic cable and green cars are the corresponding extended run time.
    News 2011-04-25 13:29 View:1744
  • Hunan·Indonesia Investment and Cooperation Promotion Fair Unveiled

    Hunan·Indonesia Investment and Cooperation Promotion Fair Unveiled

    China (Hunan)·Indonesia Investment and Cooperation Promotion Fair kicked off in Jakarta, capital of Indonesia on April 22.  Mei Kebao, deputy secretary of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee, Zhang Qiyue, Chinese ambassador to Indonesia, General Timur Pradopo, chief of Indonesian National Police and other top officials attended the fair.  Mr. Mei hoped more Indonesian enterprises could learn about Hunan and meanwhile Hunan-based enterprises could find their partners via this fair, thus to promote mutual economic, trade and cultural exchanges and cooperation.  Local enterprises in Indonesia could make profits in China, the world's fastest growing and biggest potential market by taking advantage of Free Trade Area, declared Mr. Zhang. And he believed that as the investment environment in the Free Trade Area becomes more convenient, more Chinese enterprises will come to Indonesia for start-ups.  A batch of agreements were signed on the site of the fair. Longping High-Tech (Indonesian branch) is going to share its experience with an Indonesian company in hybrid rice cultivating and Hunan (China) Tianjian Investment Management Corp. is going to mine and manage the gold ore project in Bandung together with its Indonesian partner. In addition, Valin Group and Huaxia Mining Co., Ltd. reached an agreement of intent at the fair.Translator: Xie JingjingSource: Hunan Official Web Portal
    News 2011-04-25 07:36 View:1061