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Jining facilitates communication with Pskov

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: May 6, 2022
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A PPT is displayed during the online video conference on April 29 to promote Jining's culture and tourism resources to Russian attendees. [Photo/Jining Culture and Tourism Bureau]

Jining in East China's Shandong province and Pskov city, Russia held an online video conference on April 29 to facilitate governments, economy and cultural exchanges.

The event was aimed at deepening mutual understanding and strengthening cooperation between the two cities, said Zhang Dong, vice-mayor of Jining.

Zhang told the conference that Jining boasts profound culture and history, and is the birthplace of Confucianism as well as one of the cradles of Chinese civilization. It is also the host city of the 2022 Shandong Tourism Development Conference.

Yang Xudong, senior official of Jining's culture and tourism bureau, offered a detailed introduction of the city's major scenic spots, intangible cultural heritages, specialty foods and creative cultural products, and highlighted the city's Confucian culture, Grand Canal culture and Water Margin culture.

During the conference, the Confucius Museum signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Izborsk Museum in Pskov, and an exchange center named "Luban workshop" co-built by Jining Polytechnic and Pskov State University was unveiled.