High­lights of Shanxi Week

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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.

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