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Updated: 2022-08-05 07:57 ( China Daily )
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Visitors admire the cultural relics at the exhibition The Making of China: The Civilization of Xia, Shang and Zhou Dynasties, which will run to Oct 23 at Shanghai Museum.[Photo by Gao Erqiang/China Daily]

Exhibition provides intriguing insight into the first three dynasties of recorded Chinese history, Zhang Kun reports.

An exhibition at Shanghai Museum, The Making of China: The Civilization of Xia, Shang and Zhou Dynasties, takes visitors on a journey through time to the beginning of Chinese civilization.

The exhibition, which opened to the public on Saturday and will run to Oct 23, features 314 cultural relics from more than 20 museums, archaeological institutions and research centers in Henan province, as well as discoveries from 89 archaeological sites.

"It is so far the most important exhibition at Shanghai Museum this year," says Yang Zhigang, the museum's director.

The showcase is the first in a series of exhibitions at the museum called The Essence of China that features the nation's cultural relics and archaeological achievements.

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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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