Foreigners explore rural revitalization in Ningbo

Updated:2020-07-29 (chinadaily.com.cn)

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A villager shows foreign guests how to make bamboo weavingweave bamboo. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

The visiting guests were enchanted by local traditional arts and culture such as bamboo weaving, cloth art and wine making, with some even giving the art forms a try themselves under the guidance of villagers. 

Gejia village exemplifies the efforts made by local authorities in rural revitalization. In 2019, Ninghai county launched a campaign to promote the role of art in rural revitalization, which attracted a number of college art teachers and students to the county.

The group has instilled a sense of cultural creativity among the local villagers, empowering them to get involved in the changes in their surroundings. 

Jiang Hongsheng, founder of the Ningbo Red Peony Calligraphy and Painting International Exchange Association and the organizer of the tour, expressed hope that the event will help promote the way Gejia village achieves rural revitalization across the world. 

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