Highlights of Shanxi Week
Shanxi Week includes a series of exhibition, promotion, exchange and cooperation activities. In the Expo Park, other Kazakhstan cities, and neighboring countries, Shanxi Province will host project promotion meetings, carry out trade negotiations, inspect industrial parks, sign memorandum of friendly exchange, and make other efforts to promote Shanxi’s new concepts, new ideas and new measures for energy development, advanced energy technology achievements, advanced energy equipment manufacturing capability, huge energy development opportunities, excellent business environment, rich historical and cultural heritage, abundant tourism resources, and create a good image of “green Shanxi”. 1. Shanxi provincial leaders lead the delegation for visits
From July 1 - 4, Shanxi delegation will visit Kyrgyzstan.
On July 5, Shanxi provincial leaders will attend the opening ceremony of the China Pavilion and the China-kazakhstan Energy Cooperation Forum, and deliver a keynote speech at the China-kazakhstan Energy Cooperation Forum.
On July 7, Shanxi provincial leaders will attend the opening ceremony of the Shanxi Week and the Shanxi Competitive Industry Project International Cooperation Promotion Conference, and meet with the guests at the conference. 2. Shanxi Week opening ceremony Time: 10: 30-13: 00, July 7, 2017 Location: 2nd Floor, Event Hall, China Pavilion
The opening ceremony will be attended by leaders of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, the National Energy Agency, the Chinese Embassy in Kazakhstan and the China Pavilion, the Shanxi provincial leaders, responsible persons for subordinate departments and institutions of the Shanxi government and enterprise representatives of Shanxi, leaders of the Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of Investment and Development of Kazakhstan, leaders of the friendly partner states of Kazakhstan, responsible persons of Kazakhstan China Trade Promotion Association, Kazakhstan International Chamber of Commerce and other business associations, Kazakhstan business representatives, res-ponsible persons of the organizing committee of the World Expo, responsible persons of some of the national pavilions and international organization pavilions, and other foreign friends. The supporting activities are Shanxi cultural and artistic performances. 3. Shanxi brands along the Silk Road (Kazakhstan Stop) Activities Time: July 5-7, 2017 Location: KORME Exhibition Center, Astana City
About 20 Shanxi enterprises will participate in the exhibition which covers an area of 400 square meters and displays 200 kinds of products in three major categories — new energy equipment, building materials, and household goods. 4. Shanxi Competitive Industry Project International Cooperation Promotion Conference Time: 14: 30-17: 30, July 7, 2017 Location: Beijing Tower Sunshine Hotel, Astana City
The conference will give an introduction to the overall development of the Shanxi energy industry, Kazakhstan energy policy and cooperation intention, and promote Shanxi’s competitive enterprises in electric power, new energy, natural gas (coalbed methane) and other industries. 5. New energy new technology show Time: July 7-9, 2017 Location: “A Day of Intelligent Energy” area, first floor, China Pavilion
Advanced thin-film solar technology and related new energy products will be displayed mainly through thin-film solar technology videos, models, etc. 6. Cultural exchange activities Time: July 7-9, 2017 Location: Event Hall, the small stage, and the small square at the entrance, China Pavilion
Paper-cutting, dough statue, plank picture and other intangible cultural heritage artistry will be performed; Pingyao polished lacquerware, embroidery, fabrics and other unique Shanxi crafts will be displayed; and Suona horn, folk songs, dances, drama, stunning skills and other cultural programs will be performed. 7. Chinese ancient civilization · Shanxi nice scenery Shanxi tourism promotion conference Time: 10: 00-11: 00, July 8, 2017 Location: Event Hall, 2nd Floor, China Pavilion
Shanxi tourism resources will be promoted in an all-round way, and Shanxi’s magnificent and beautiful natural scenery, long history and rich culture will be displayed.
In its participation in the “Silk Road” initiative to facilitate win-win cooperation, Shanxi Province takes bold moves to be more open. Shanxi is fully expanding the openingup and developing an open economy so as to make a breakthrough in the transformation of the resource-based economy. It firmly grasps the strategic opportunities brought by the “Belt and Road” initiative, integrates itself fully into the Beijing-tianjin-hebei coordinated development, actively deepens the cooperation with the Central Plains Economic Region, vigorously advances the collaboration with the Economic Belt along the Yellow River, gives strong support to enterprises going global, takes forceful measures to bring in, and strives to build an open upland of global, lowcarbon, environment-friendly economy and enhance the level of the open platform.
The leading group for affairs relating to Shanxi Province’s participation in the “Belt and Road” initiative has set up a special international production capacity and equipment manufacturing cooperation group, which is responsible for promoting international production capacity cooperation. Shanxi Province has released the “Guidance on the Promotion of Enterprises Going out to Run Transnational Business”, “Implementation Plan of Shanxi Province for Promoting International Production Capacity and Equipment Manufacturing Cooperation”, “Implementing Regulations of Shanxi Province of Advancing Coke International Production Capacity”, providing policy guidance for enterprises going global.
Meanwhile, Shanxi has gathered information from enterprises, financial institutions, trade associations, etc., and established an international production capacity cooperation dynamic project pool. The following projects have been chosen as the key projects of China’s three-year action plan for promoting international production capacity and equipment manufacturing cooperation: Tianli Enterprise Group’s 10,000 tons textile processing project in Mauritius, China Oasis Energy Company’s steel plant project in Kazakhstan with an annual output of 600,000 tons, Zhongxin Coking’s coking project in Zimbabwe with an annual output of 300,000 tons, Shanxi Huayun Energy and Meijin Energy’s 3000MW pithead power plant construction project in Mongolia, and the construction of the Shanxi-africa Cooperation Zone.
Data from the Department of Commerce of Shanxi Province show that as of mid-may, a total of 160 enterprises in the province has applied for a record of 245 overseas invested enterprises, with an actual investment of USD 2.1 billion, in more than 60 countries and regions including the United States, Canada, Indonesia and Australia, involving five major areas-minerals, equipment manufactur- ing, real estate, agriculture, and medicine.
Today, as the saying goes, “the government sets up the stage, and the enterprises sing the opera”. Shanxi will take the opportunity of the Astana World Expo to give full play to its geological and industrial advantage, make use of Central Asia’s advantage in mineral resources, assist Shanxi enterprises in investing in energy and mineral resources in Kazakhstan and other Central Asian countries, build industrial parks for resources deep processing, and guide enterprises in establishing overseas resource development and processing bases as well as technology research and development and equipment manufacturing bases, and encourage enterprises to participate in the infrastructure construction along the Belt and Road.
Along the Silk Road, holding a “business card” of opening-up, a green Shanxi will benefit the entire world and be a good example to other provinces.
Shanxi has a long history and rich culture. It is known as the “museum of ancient Chinese culture” and “the cradle of the Chinese civilization”. At present, Shanxi has a goal of fostering the cultural tourism industry into a strategic pillar industry, and developing into a tourism-powerful province with its own characteristics and charm, and strives to build itself into China’s first-class, internationally renowned tourist destination. Shanxi natural scenery
Shanxi natural tourism attractions are mainly mountains. There are famous mountains throughout the province, such as Hengshan Mountain, one of the five most famous mountains in China; Wutai Mountain, the largest and the most prestigious history among the four Buddhist Mountains in the history; North Wudang Mountain, a Taoist resort; Wulaofeng Mountain with the lush and verdant forests; and Taihang Mountain featured the karst landform.
There is beautiful scenery with mountains and rivers. The over 5000 kilometers long Yellow River winds several times at the Laoniuwan Bay, “knocks” open the door of Shanxi, turns sharply towards the south, and goes through 4 cities 18 counties (cities), washing out the “Yellow River, Golden Triangle”, which is most suitable for the generation and development of the farming culture.
These famous mountains and rivers not only nourish the generations of Shanxi people, but also form numerous scenic spots as beautiful as pictures and become Shanxi’s inexhaustible tourism resources. Cultural heritage
Shanxi is an important birthplace of Chinese civilization, and is the cradle of human civilization. In the past thousands of years, the hard-working and intelligent Shanxi people have created a broad, profound, distinctive, brilliant culture.
Root culture: experience the shock of the origin of the civilization by visiting Xihoudu, Ke River and other important archaeological sites; and feel the inheritance of the Chinese legacy through the Yao and Shun culture, Guandi culture and the Dahuaishu culture.
Shanxi merchants culture: the glory of the Shanxi merchants is showcased by the famous ancient city of Pingyao and the big courtyards of the Shanxi merchants; and the charm of integrity and good faith is displayed by the numerous shops, banks, account books and other relics.
Buddhist culture: the vicissitudes of the border and the Great Wall witness the integration of the Chinese nations; you can feel the profound Buddhist culture by visiting the world-renowned Yungang Grottoes, Wutai Mountain and other holy places.
Folk culture: you can trace the elapsed glorious chapters through the numerous ancient towns and ferries; and listen to the echo of history through folk songs, folk dance, folk art and other intangible cultural heritage. Delicious food and unique folk arts
When visiting Shanxi, you must taste Shanxi Cuisine, one of China’s eight major cuisines. Shanxi food is mainly salty and savoury, but also sweet and sour all at the same time. The cooking techniques used are blasting, frying, quick-frying, simmering, braising, stewing, grilling, steaming and other cooking techniques. Light-fried pork, Taiyuan Tounao, Taigu cake, Shangdang donkey meat, Jishan fried dough twists, mutton entrails soup, “ten bowls”, Huozi meal and so on, to enumerate all the Shanxi foods, a very thick menu is needed.
After enjoying the delicious food, nothing is better than enjoying the unique folk art of Shanxi. The ancient Yellow River culture casts the breath-taking folk art. Shanxi gongs and drums, which demonstrate the simplicity, frankness, passion, boldness and generosity of the offspring of the Yellow River by its rough, sturdy, magnificent and natural characteristics, is hailed as “China’s first drum”. Shanxi opera has mildly and smooth rhythm, beautiful, round and agreeable melody, and clear lines. It has the local flavor of middle Shanxi and its own unique style. Shanxi paper cutting is popular in celebrations of birthday, marriage, funeral, festivals and also in daily life. It is not only realistic and vivid, and but also full of artistic imagination.
The generations of Shanxi people living along the banks of the Yellow River have created a brilliant Yellow River culture and formed unique folk customs.