Country for PR: China
Contributor: Xinhua News Agency
Tuesday, December 05 2017 - 21:08
Weifang, Capital of Kites, Strives to be City of Industry, Culture, Dynamics and Quality
WEIFANG, China, Dec. 8, 2017 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

On November 26, a dozen or more mainstream journalists reported extensively on 
the development of Weifang city. As an agricultural and cultural center in East 
China's Shandong province with some 2,000 years of history, the city of Weifang 
strives to become an industrial, culturally famous, dynamic and habitable city. 
To realize these objectives, Weifang attaches great importance to forming a 
modern industrial system, coordinating rural and urban development, seeking new 
driving forces for development, strengthening cultural soft power, deepening 
reforms, improving people's livelihoods, and enhancing social governance, 

As the birthplace of kites, Weifang hosted the world's first international kite 
festival in 1984 and enjoys the reputation of Capital of Kites.

In addition to being home to numerous natural and historic sites, Weifang is 
home to Weichai, China's leading conglomerate specialized in design, 
manufacturing and sale of diesel engines.

According to the Publicity Department of the CPC Weifang Municipal Committee, 
in the past five years, Weifang was recognized by the central authorities as a 
national modern agricultural demonstration zone, an agriculture-business 
interconnection standardization model city, a national agricultural open 
development comprehensive pilot zone, a high-end equipment manufacturing base 
in the region surrounding the Bohai Bay, and a national biosurfactant material 
industry base.

Source: The Publicity Department of the CPC Weifang Municipal Committee

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