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Thursday, January 24 2019 - 18:30
AsiaNet
Zaozhuang in Shandong Province Makes Good Progress in the Development of Its Beautiful Countryside
ZAOZHUANG, China, Jan.24, 2019/Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

On December 11, 2018, the Publicity Department of the CPC Zaozhuang Municipal 
Committee hosted its Zaozhuang publicity campaign through central media so as 
to "implement the decisions of the 19th CPC National Congress, promoting the 
rural revitalization strategy". Journalists from more than 10 central media 
outlets, including People's Daily, Xinhua News Agency, China News Service, and 
Guangming Daily traveled to Tengzhou City, and Shanting, Yicheng, and 
Taierzhuang districts to conduct interviews and to publicize the work of people 
whose work on the rural revitalization strategy has excelled. These people have 
achieved great results in the areas of organizations, industries, talents, 
ecology and culture. This campaign aims to widely publicize new achievements 
and highlights in Zaozhuang during the process of reform and opening up.

In early 2018, Zaozhuang launched its countryside beautification project across 
the city (which covers 274 villages) and implemented a 1 plus 2 construction 
model (i.e. one beautiful countryside demonstration village drives two 
beautiful villages) for 68 provincial and municipal villages which had been 
selected as beautiful countryside demonstration villages in order to carry out 
clustering development with townships as the single unit. Zaozhuang has been 
focusing on developing six beautiful countryside demonstration regions, 
including the charming Jinghe River region in Tengzhou, Panlong River in 
Xuecheng, the Yanma Reservoir in Shanting, the tourism route in Taierzhuang, 
the green ring road around new Zaozhuang city, and Pomegranate Park in Yicheng. 
It was expected that the provincial beautification coverage rate would double 
in the city, ultimately reaching 8.4% by the end of 2018.

Source: The Publicity Department of the CPC Zaozhuang Municipal Committee

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   Caption: On December 12, 2018, a farmer-artist from Hulutao Village 
(Xuzhuang Town, Shanting District) demonstrated his bottle gourd colored 
drawing technique to visitors.

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   Caption: On December 13, 2018, landscape gardeners at a miniature 
pomegranate grove in Yicheng District, Zaozhuang, creatively pruned their 
expansive pomegranate miniature landscape. Yicheng is the famous hometown of 
pomegranates in China, with an annual yield of over 100 million kg of fresh 
pomegranates.

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   Caption: On December 13, 2018, workers in the brush pen factory at the 
Shandong Brush Pen Museum in Yinping Town, made a number of brush pens of 
different sizes and styles. About 90 percent of the brush pens produced here 
are exported to Japan and Southeast Asia.

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   Caption: On December 13, people visited Minshuku opened by local villagers 
in Canglangmiao Village, Pizhuang Town.