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15 July 2015

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    Changsha Forges Ahead with Impressive Business Environment

    Changsha, the capital city of Hunan province, has made leaps and bounds in its business appeal in recent years.

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    Happy New Year 2019

    New year is just around the corner. A variety of holiday activities are holding and to be held across the province.

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    Hunan's Participation in China International Import Expo (CIIE)

    It is a significant move for the Chinese government to hold CIIE to give firm support to trade liberalization and economic globalization and actively open the Chinese market to the world. It facilitates countries and regions all over the world to strengthen economic cooperation and trade, and to promote global trade and world economic growth in order to make the world economy more open.

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    Hunan in One Minute

    Here’s a one-minute video to showcase splendid and innovative Hunan, produced by the People’s Daily New Media Center and the Office of the Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission Mobile Network Management Bureau.

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    The Most Beautiful Spots in Hunan to See the Autumn Scene

    The best time to see Hunan's stunning autumn colors is around mid-October and early November. Here we've rounded up the Hunan's most magnificent viewing spots.

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    Mid-Autumn Festival & National Day Holiday 2018

    Chinese National Day is celebrated on October 1st every year to commemorate the founding of People’s Republic of China. On that day, lots of large-scaled activities are held nationwide.

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    4th Investing in Africa Forum

    On Sept. 6, the 4th Investing in Africa Forum opened in Changsha. It is co-sponsored by the Ministry of Finance of China, Hunan Provincial People's Government, China Development Bank, and World Bank.

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    Renowned Hunan Whitewater Rafting Sites

    Rafting and whitewater rafting are exciting outdoor activities which use an inflatable raft to navigate a river or other body of water. Hunan has rich water and mountain resources which provide ample chances for rafting. Let’s take a look at the following recommended places.

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    Hunan-Yangtze River Delta Economic and Trade Cooperation Conference Week

    The 2018 Hunan-Yangtze River Delta Economic and Trade Cooperation Conference Week (“Conference”) was held between July 24 and 27. There were 3 main activities, 9 themed activities and 22 activities attended by delegations from Hunan’s cities and prefecture in the cities of Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanjing and Kunshan. Hunan has obtained fruitful achievements at the Conference. There were 152 provincial projects valued at 294.857 billion CNY signed, with 260.729 billion CNY to be introduced.

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    The 17th “Chinese Bridge” Foreign College Student Chinese Proficiency Competition

    It is organized by the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) and the Hunan Provincial People's Government. Based on language competition and cultural communication, it aims to strengthen interaction between Chinese and foreign youths and “tell China stories well” to the world.

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    Participate in and Get to Know—Duanwu Festival Celebrations

    On June 18 come celebrate Dragon Boat Festival 2018 with the lively dragon boat competitions! This summer there is full race schedule from June to October in cities across Hunan. Find out where you can get your hands on some of the most exciting ones, so be sure to come and enjoy!

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    Resource-Conserving & Environment-Friendly Society

    This year’s national annual event for World Environment Day is themed on“To be An Activist for a Beautiful China." Many ecology and environment related activities will be held across Hunan, such as The International Business Roundtable for Innovation and Green Development; and an exhibition featuring Hunan’s ecological civilization and green development aimed at building “a beautiful, prosperous, and happy new Hunan”.

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    Hunan Delegation Participates in ICIF 2018

    A member of the delegation from Nova Scotia Province, Canada to the 14th China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair (ICIF), experiences spinning or indoor cycling at the Animation Section of Hunan Pavilion on May 12.

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    2018 Changsha Media Arts Festival and the International Youth Forum: Creativity and Heritage along the Silk Road

    The 2018 Changsha Media Arts Festival and the International Youth Forum: Creativity and Heritage along the Silk Road kicked off in Changsha on May 21.

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    Hunan's Intangible Cultural Heritage

    There are more than 300 intangible cultural heritage items of 11 categories in Hunan province, including literature, music, dance, drama, opera, physical culture, fine arts, craftsmanship, traditional medicine and custom.

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    Labor Day Observed in Hunan, China

    Labor Day, or May Day, is also known as the Int'l Worker’s Day. It is a national holiday observed by over 80 countries to celebrate the achievements of workers. Since 2008, it became a 3-day national public holiday. This year, May Day holiday lasts from April 29 to May 1.

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    Statistical Communiqué on Hunan’s Economic and Social Development in 2017

    In 2017, facing intricate domestic and international situations, and greater downward pressure on the economy, the whole province worked vigorously for development while maintaining stability, implemented new development concept, and insisted in keeping improving development quality and efficiency as the focus under the strong leadership of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee and the People’s Government of Hunan Province, and the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era.

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    Spring Outings

    A puff of breeze comes abreast with the charming spring. It is now a time of year that many look forward to. Nature is bursting with life, and plants are in bloom. Everything is going to sing, and everyone is eager to get outdoors and explore. What will you see in spring in Hunan? Let’s check it out.

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    News Coverage on Hunan Delegation to NPC and CPPCC Sessions 2018

    On March 12, 2018, Premier Li Keqiang joins deputies to the 13th National People's Congress from Hunan when discussing the work report delivered on Sunday by Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the Standing Committee of the 12th National People's Congress. (Photo/Luo Xinguo)

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    Highlights of Report on the Work of Hunan Provincial People's Government 2018

    The First Session of the 13th Hunan Provincial People's Congress opened in Changsha on January 24. Hunan Governor Xu Dazhe delivered the work report of Hunan Provincial People’s Government during the meeting.

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    Chinese New Year 2018: the Year of the Dog

    Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, has a history of more than 4,000 years, is the grandest and the most important festival for Chinese people.

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    Wish You A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

    New year is just around the corner. A variety of holiday activities are holding and to be held across the province.

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    Hunan, Finland Deepen Cooperation

    Hunan Governor Xu Dazhe met in Changsha with South Ostrobothnia Regional Council Board President Lasse Anttila and Ambassador of the Republic of Finland to China Jarno Syrjälä on December 12, 2017. He believed both sides would continue to broaden the communication channels and promote bilateral cooperation in agriculture, forestry, trade, science and technology, education, environmental protection, tourism, and other fields, to achieve mutual benefits and win-win results.

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    ‘Belt and Road’ Countries Journalists Cover Hunan

    An interview themed “Focusing on a Splendid Xiaoxiang by Major Media from Countries along the ‘Belt and Road’” was launched in Changsha recently. The event gave the reporters a better understanding of Hunan.

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    Enjoying Osmanthus Fragrans in Changsha

    After the Mid-autumn Festival, Changsha greets autumn meteorologically. Osmanthus fragrans are in full bloom in cool autumn breeze, bringing the sweet fragrance to every corner of the city. Here we pick out some good places for enjoying the deliciously fragrant flowers.

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    Forging Ahead - Hunan's Reform and Development Achievements in the Past 5 Years

    Since the 18th CPC National Congress in 2012, Hunan Province has vigorously pursued the great opportunities of the “Belt and Road” initiative, the Yangtze River Economic Zone development, and the new round of the ‘Rise of Central China’ plan, and put into practice President Xi Jinping’s requirements made during his inspection tour in Hunan.

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    Double Ninth Festival

    Double Ninth (Chong-yang) Festival is a traditional Chinese festival which falls on the 9th day of the 9th lunar month. It is also a time to show filial piety to the aged according to Chinese custom.

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    2017 Mid-Autumn Festival & National Day Holiday

    The Mid-Autumn Festival, or the Moon Festival, is one of the most important annual festivals for Chinese. It falls on the 15th day of the 8th Chinese lunar month, October 4th this year.

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    2017 China (Hunan) International Tourism Festival

    Themed on “Splendid Xiaoxiang, Vast Dongting Lake, and, Charming Xiangyin”, the festival will provide tourists with customized classic travel routes, including landscape sightseeing tour, tower and island tour, and ancient town tour. They will depart from Xiangyin to enjoy the beauty of Hunan.

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    Summer Tips to Keep Cool in Hunan

    Summer is in full swing right now. Most of Hunan are experiencing record high temperatures. It’s time to find some cool places, and cool ways, to chill out in the summer heat.

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    Hunan Week at Astana Expo 2017

    "Hunan Week" at the Astana Expo 2017 opens in the China Pavilion in Astana, Kazakhstan from July 18 to July 20. It will offer visitors an opportunity to enjoy Hunan teas, drinks, and cuisine, and appreciate Hunan porcelain, culture, and beautiful sceneries.

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    The 16th Chinese Bridge—Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign Students

    Contestants from more than 100 countries will arrive at Confucius Institute Headquarters in Beijing on July 10, 2017. They will compete in the 16th Chinese Bridge—Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students. The contests in China will last for one month.

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    Seasonal Fruit Picking in Hunan

    Recreational fruit picking is a fun way to get fresher and higher quality produce than you would buy in supermarkets. Many Hunan’s fruit growers offer visitors the opportunity to pick fresh fruits from the fields. Visitors can spend the day wandering through the plantations, filling their baskets with fresh fruit to take home.

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    Dragon Boat Festival Celebrations 2017

    Dragon Boat Festival falls on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. It is a traditional Chinese holiday to commemorate the ancient patriotic poet Qu Yuan. For thousands of years, the Festival has been characterized by dragon boat racing, and eating Zongzi. This holiday will provide ample chances for all to be involved in celebrations.

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    2017 Hunan-Hong Kong Annual Trade & Investment Conference

    The 2017 Hunan-Hong Kong Annual Trade & Investment Conference was held in Hong Kong, Macao, and the Pearl River Delta region from April 25 to 29, 2017.

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    Happy International Labor Day

    Labor Day Holiday in China, lasting from April 29 to May 1 this year, will be a prime time for a spring day trip.Several tourist destinations around Hunan are recommended.

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    Statistical Communiqué on Hunan’s Economic and Social Development in 2016

    In 2016, facing increasing downward pressure, under the leadership of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee and the Hunan Provincial People’s Government, the people of the province conscientiously implemented the decisions and deployment of the Central Government and the State Council, and the innovative idea of development.

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    Lei Feng Spirit

    March 5th is the official "Learning from Lei Feng Day" when various organizations and institutions call on people to learn from Lei Feng, a cultural icon symbolizing selflessness, modesty and dedication. As time passes, the values and beliefs that the Lei Feng spirit represents continue to spread throughout China.

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    Highlights of Report on the Work of Hunan Provincial People's Government 2017

    The Seventh Session of the 12th Hunan Provincial People's Congress was grandly held on the morning of Jan. 14, 2017. Governor of Hunan Province Xu Dazhe delivered the government work report at the conference. Hunan's achievements in 2016 and its goals for 2017 were highlighted in the report.

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    Chinese New Year 2017: the Year of the Rooster

    Chinese new year, also known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, has more than 4,000 years of history, is the grandest and the most important festival for Chinese people. Normally, the public starts celebrating it from the New Year’s Eve till the Lantern Festival.

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    Changsha-Zhuzhou-Xiangtan Intercity Railway

    Changsha-Zhuzhou-Xiangtan Intercity Railway, Hunan’s first intercity railway connecting Changsha, Zhuzhou, and Xiangtan cities, is 95.5 km long. This passenger dedicated line is designed for an average speed of 200 km/hour, but runs at 160 km/hour at initial phase.

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    Chinese Valentine's Day

    It celebrates the annual meeting of the cowherd and weaver girl in Chinese mythology, so it is sometimes called the Chinese Valentine's Day.

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    Hunan’s “Two Sessions” 2018 News Updates

    On the afternoon of January 22, the First Session of the 12th CPPCC Hunan Provincial Committee opened at the People's Hall of Hunan Province.