Provincial Party Chief Lou Qinjian, Used Huayin “Laoqiang Opera” to Explain Shaanxi's Openness and Inclusiveness

2017-01-15 11:58:25 , Source : The Government Website of Shaanxi Province

On July 5th, the global presentation of “An Open China: Shaanxi Engaging the World” was held in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the People’s Republic of China. Provincial Party Chief Lou Qinjian addressed the event.

On July 5th, the global presentation of “An Open China: Shaanxi Engaging the World” was held in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the People’s Republic of China. Diplomatists from 134 countries and representatives of international organizations participated in the event.

On July 5th, the global presentation of Shaanxi themed “An Open China: Shaanxi Engaging the World” was held in Beijing. The Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi and the Party Chief of Shaanxi Lou Qinjian addressed the conference; Governor Hu Heping introduced Shaanxi; and Zhang Yesui, Party Secretary and Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs attended the activities. More than 500 guests were present at the promotional event, including Liang Gui, member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Provincial Committee and provincial Propaganda Minister, Wang Lixia, Vice Governor, Shangguan Jiqing, mayor of Xi’an City, diplomatists from 134 countries and 5 international organizations, representatives of well-known transnational enterprises and leaders from provincial agencies, cities and enterprises.

According to report, Shaanxi is the third province to hold such presentation. By means of theme promotion, product exhibition, tasting delicacies and investigation trip to Shaanxi for diplomatic and business missions, the presentation gives a comprehensive demonstration of Shaanxi in construction of the Belt and Road as well as the new features, new achievements, new opportunities and new challenges in Shaanxi’s scientific development.

According to Lou Qinjian’s speech, the MFA presenting Chinese provinces event is an innovative action to implement Chairman Xi Jinping’s call for “Telling Stories of China”, an effective method to enhance foreign exchange and an important platform for foreign diplomatic missions to understand China. Shaanxi has a long history and profound culture, and also is an open province that integrates history and modern age, tradition and fashion. Xi Jinping’s “Belt and Road” initiative has changed the pattern of opening to the outside world in Western China, especially in the northwest, and makes Shaanxi stand at the leading position of westward opening. The in-depth implementation of the Western Development Drive has provided unprecedented development opportunity for Shaanxi.

" Foreign friends present might have been to Shaanxi and visited such scenic spots and historic sites as Terra Cotta Warriors and Huaqing Hot Spring and watched Everlasting Regret demonstrating a torrid love story between Emperor Xuanzong and his lady Yang in Tang dynasty, but there are many have not. What I can tell you is, Shaanxi has a long history and profound culture, and also is an open province that integrates history and modern age, tradition and fashion. Xi Jinping’s “Belt and Road” initiative has changed the pattern of opening to the outside world in West China, especially in the northwest, and make Shaanxi stand at the leading position of westward opening. According to Lou Qinjian’s speech in the presentation, the MFA presenting Chinese provinces event is an innovative action to implement Chairman Xi Jinping’s call for “Telling Stories of China”, an effective method to enhance foreign exchange and an important platform for foreign diplomatic missions to understand China.

During his investigation in Shaanxi, Xi Jinping proposed the “Belt and Road” initiative, which has changed the pattern of opening to the outside world in Western China, especially in the northwest, and makes Shaanxi stand at the leading position of westward opening. Shaanxi has geographical, regional, natural and technological advantages, and also possesses a complete industrial system and a livable ecological environment. With unprecedented opportunities for development, Shaanxi provides huge business opportunities for friends from all over the world. “We look forward to sharing the development opportunities with you,” said Lou.

In Shaanxi, you can explore the secret of the ancient people’s survival in the 6000-year-old Banpo Neolithic Village and the 4000-year-old Shimao relics, visit the magnificent capital sites of the Zhou, Qin, Han and Tang dynasties, and the Tongwan City – the world’s sole Xiongnu site (i.e. Hun, an ancient nomadic nationality in China); you can climb the intact City Wall of the Ming Dynasty or drink a cup of coffee or beer at the foot of the City Wall to enjoy the leisure time; you can climb the towering Giant Wild Goose Pagoda to experience Xuanzang’s pilgrimage to the west for Buddhist scriptures or take a walk on the plaza at the foot of the pagoda to watch the music fountain and lights; you can enter the Grand Yisu Theater to watch the ancient Shaanxi Opera that integrates northerners’ generosity and southerners’ exquisite style, or go to Xi’an Concert Hall for a traditional Chinese music performance that integrates traditional folk music and modern music; you can go to the Hukou Waterfall on the Yellow River to feel the magnificence of Chinese mother river, or climb up the top of Huashan Mountain to see the nature’s creation; you can yacht on the Hongjiannao Lake to watch the natural scene on the desert, or visit the clean coal technology project that has realized wastewater zero discharge; you can hike through the Qinling Mountains to watch some rare animals and plants such as giant panda, Crested Ibis, larix chinensis and the Paeonia rockii at a close range, or listen to the millennium-long legends such as Han Xin Calling Up Troops, Cai Lun Making Paper and Zhuge Liang’s Battle; you can follow Edgar Snow’s footstep to the scared place of Chinese revolution – Yan’an to explore the CPC’s success beside Mao Zedong’s cave-dwelling, or you can stand on the vast loess plateau exploring the secret of the CPC’s endeavor to change China’s situation, improve people’s living and create a powerful and rich modern China.

During the Spring Festival of this year, there were words of a ballad in Huayin “Laoqiang Opera”, that is, 'One's eldest maternal uncle and elder marternal uncle both are his/her uncles and high tables and short benches all are made of wood.' This is a kind of opening and inclusiveness inherited from the ancient." Lou Qinjian said, countries around the world were expected to turn to Shaanxi, and more friends were expected to come to Shaanxi for visit and development. "We're waiting for you."