Cultural exchange festival held for elderly
A cultural exchange festival was held in Harbin from Oct 31 to Nov 4, for elderly people from China and South Korea.
A total of 120 elderly people form South Korea’s Kwangju city made an economic tour and undertook sightseeing in Harbin.
Participants from both China and South Korea gave performances displaying their positive attitudes towards life.
The South Korean visitors toured scenic spots such as Harbin Central Avenue, Sophia Church and the former base of Japan’s notorious Unit 731.
They visitors learned about Harbin’s history, culture and tourist sites during the cultural exchange. The group is also due to tour other cities in Heilongjiang province.
Kwangju has pleasant weather, and excellent medical care facilities. Heilongjiang and Kwangju have solid communication foundations. They have signed a cultural exchange agreement for senior figures from both countries, and a bilateral agreement for tourist development.
According to these agreements, Heilongjiang will arrange for 3,000 senior people to visit Kwangju for cultural and sports exchanges, and Kwangju will also send 3,000 senior people to Heilongjiang each year.
A group from South Korea give a harmonica performance. [Photo/dbw.cn]
A group of elderly people from South Korea give a performance. [Photo/dbw.cn]
Chinese women give a performance. [Photo/dbw.cn]
The Tonghe government spends one million yuan on cultural and sports activities every year to improve the living standard of Tonghe residents.
Harbin will make great efforts to develop an innovation-driven agricultural sector and accelerate the upgrading of its agricultural industrial structure, according to a plan released recently.
Harbin has formulated a set of measures to further enhance the safety of school buses, according to a document released by the Heilongjiang provincial government.
Heilongjiang province's first law to protect the region's intangible cultural heritage will take effect on Oct 1.