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Contributor: Xinhua News Agency
Monday, December 04 2017 - 21:26
AsiaNet
Heze Dedicates to City Branding as Hometown of Four Traditions
HEZE, China, Dec.4, 2017 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

The CPC Heze Municipal Committee, Shandong Province, recently decided that the 
city should build on its strengths as the Chinese Capital of Peony, promote the 
quality of its peony products and develop such a well-known understanding that 
peony products originated in Heze are unique and distinguished. The ultimate 
goal is to make the industry around peony an icon of Heze.

Heze has an old name - Caozhou, as known in a poem that says "Caozhou produces 
the best peonies in China". Heze grows 486,000 mu (32,400 hectares) of peonies, 
which is about 60 percent of all the peonies growing in China. 

Heze is known as the Museum and Exhibit of Chinese Operas. Heze has more than 
100 members of the Chinese Artists Association and the Chinese Calligraphers 
Association. Over 300,000 people in Heze regularly take part in martial arts 
activities. Heze registered over 70 million words of recorded folk tales, folk 
songs, ballads, folk proverbs and folk customs. Among its peer cities, Heze is 
the third-largest owner of national intangible cultural heritages that is 
recognized by the Chinese government.

Source: The CPC Heze Municipal Committee

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