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Foreign media focusing on Hunan's culture, tourism

By Zhang Junmian
China.org.cn, 11 16, 2017
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A large-scale themed interview tour with participation of 16 reporters from major media outlets of eight countries along the Belt and Road routes was launched on November 13 in Changsha, the capital city of Hunan Province.


The Hunan Culture and Tourism Promotion Event and Welcome Banquet, with the theme of "Focusing on a Splendid Xiaoxiang by Major Media from Countries along the 'Belt and Road'," were held in Changsha, the capital city of Hunan Province, on Nov. 13, 2017. [Photo from enghunan.gov.cn]


During the one-week tour, the reporters, who are from countries including Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Laos, Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), will explore famous tourism destinations in Hunan and get closer to the province's unique cultural and tourism charm.


They will visit the Tongguan Kiln in Changsha, one of the most renowned ancient porcelain kilns in China and experience the technique of Xiang Embroidery, one of the four principal Chinese embroidery styles. Their destinations will also include the beautiful attraction of Peach Blossom Land in Changde, Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area in Zhangjiajie, one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites and Fenghuang Ancient Town in Xiangxi, one of China's most beautiful ancient towns.


Hunan was closely connected with countries along the Belt and Road, Cai Zhenhong, director of the Publicity Department of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee, said at the welcome banquet of the culture and tourism promotion event.


Cai Zhenhong, director of the Publicity Department of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee, addresses the Hunan Culture and Tourism Promotion Event and Welcome Banquet in Changsha, the capital city of Hunan Province, on Nov. 13, 2017. [Photo from Chinanews.com]


Cai noted Hunan has effectively implemented the development strategy of innovation-driving and opening-up and greatly enhanced its ties with these countries in recent years.


So far, Hunan has established friendly-city relations with 80 cities in 31 countries and built a number of industrial parks overseas.


The event, with the theme of "Focusing on a Splendid Xiaoxiang by Major Media from Countries along the 'Belt and Road'," was co-organized by the Publicity Department of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee, Foreign Affairs Office of Hunan Provincial People's Government and Hunan Tourism Development Committee. 


Hunan, a hot tourism destination in China, is well-known for its splendid natural scenery, unique culture and delicious cuisine. 


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