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Shibadong village offers inspiration to writers

Updated: 2022-08-04 10:51 ( chinadaily.com.cn )
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Shibadong village. [Photo by Xu Lin/China Daily]

The China Writers Association recently announced Shibadong village as "a practice spot for the new era's literature" for Chinese writers, with the aim to encourage them to draw inspiration from everyday life and the experiences of the people. Dozens of writers from across the country and officials of the association and local government attended the launching ceremony at the village in Xiangxi Tujia and Miao autonomous prefecture, Hunan province.

In 2013, during an inspection tour of Hunan, President Xi Jinping visited Shibadong. It is there where he first put forward the concept of "targeted poverty alleviation".

The China Writers Association recently announced Shibadong village as "a practice spot for the new era's literature" for Chinese writers, with the aim to encourage them to draw inspiration from everyday life and the experiences of the people. [Photo by Xu Lin/China Daily]

The village of the Miao ethnic group, which used to be impoverished, has now become a paradigm of China's ambitious campaign to have eradicated extreme poverty by the end of 2020. Qiu Huadong, a secretary of the association's secretariat, said in his speech at the ceremony that the establishment of the practice spot will help writers and literature intellects to better know about the current era and write excellent works with various themes that touch people's heart.

Guo Zhenggui, Party chief of Xiangxi prefecture, said there are already many literary and artistic creations about Xiangxi, which is known for its Red history, ethnic cultures and diversified landforms.

He hoped that writers and literature workers will travel to the village and other places in the prefecture to find inspiration for their literary works and to better present the spirit of Xiangxi. He's confident that the lives of the locals of Xiangxi can offer new perspectives.

Participants sign their names on a scroll. [Photo by Wang Jiguo/For China Daily]
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The news conference of the 2022 China International Travel Mart, Kunming, Yunnan province. [Photo/Chinaculture.org]

The 2022 China International Travel Mart was launched in Kunming, Yunnan province today. The three-day event opened at the Kunming Dianchi Lake International Convention and Exhibition Centre, with a theme focusing on smart innovation and high-quality tourism industry aspects.

The news conference was held in the city on Thursday. Zhang Xilong, first class inspector of the Bureau of the International Communication and Cooperation of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China and Lou Kewei, deputy-director of the Department of Culture and Tourism of Yunnan province presented the meeting along with academy and entrepreneur representatives.

The conference introduced the preparations and relevant activities of the mart, such as a forum on smart tourism and innovation, a symposium on international travel communication and cooperation in the framework of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and a workshop on the China-Laos railway’s contribution to building an Asian community with a shared future.

According to the news meeting, the 2022 travel mart covers about 80,000 square meters, with about 4,200 standard booths. 71 countries and regions attended the event both online and offline, and 31 domestic provinces, cities and autonomous regions and 261 independent exhibition teams.

Online services will be provided to the overseas buyers and sellers in the light of time zones. They could also have a face-to-face negotiation at the mart as well.

The mart also has diverse displays to show culture and tourism, physical education and tourism, as well as overseas tourism and museums.

The National Cultural Heritage Administration, the Palace Museum and museums from other provinces will attend the travel mart.

At the event, Yunnan province will have 2,000 standard booths in four separate sections; each will show culture tourism, healthy lifestyles, physical education tourism and culture tourism consumption.

The travel mart will also stick to the rules of pandemic prevention and control while having the activities go on smoothly.

The news conference of the 2022 China International Travel Mart, Kunming, Yunnan province. [Photo/Chinaculture.org]
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