Ningbo's total import and export value topped 402.85 billion yuan ($60.28 billion), up by 11.3 percent year-on-year, in the first six months of 2018.
A national key program focusing on the intelligent upgrading of robot controller products, kicked off in Yuyao, a county-level city in Ningbo on July 13.
Young people from the Chinese mainland and Taiwan exchanged ideas on cultural and creative industries in Ningbo.
Ningbo-Zhoushan Port, the world's largest port in terms of cargo throughput, was off to a good start in the first half of 2018.
Ningbo was invited to display what it has achieved from China-CEEC ties in Sofia, capital of Bulgaria, on July 7.
Jiang Hongsheng, founder of Ningbo's Red Peony art society, is giving a Chinese painting and calligraphy course in Sofia.