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Contributor: Xinhua News Agency
Monday, May 13 2019 - 23:40
AsiaNet
Baise City, Guangxi Hosts Sports Competitions to Propel Growth of Red Tourism
BAISE, China, May 13, 2019 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

On April 28, the National Hiking Convention, Baise "Journey to the Center of 
the Earth" Event (Lingyun, Leye), jointly sponsored by the Chinese 
Mountaineering Association, Baise Municipal Government and Sports Bureau of 
Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region came to a successful closure. With more than 
600 outdoor sports enthusiasts in participation, this was the fifth time the 
sports event was held in Lingyun County and Leye County.

Leye County is dubbed the "World Capital of Sinkholes" and "Most Outdoor-esque 
Small Town in China", while the Haoshen Lake scenic area in Lingyun County is 
well-known for its classic karst landscape. Both counties are noted for their 
marvelous scenery, hospitable local folk reputation as regions of longevity, 
and a prime destination for adventurous fans of outdoor sports.

In recent years, the sports industry in the city of Baise has ushered in a 
period of robust development, as exemplified in the creation of international 
sports competition brands such as the Silk Road China -- ASEAN Table Tennis 
Tournament, Baise Mountain Outdoor Quest and Baise International Half Marathon. 
The growth of the sports industry has contributed to socio-economic progress in 
the city of Baise.

The city of Baise is a strategic locale that connects the three provinces of 
Yunnan, Guizhou and Guangxi with the states in the ASEAN bloc, a node crucial 
to Guangxi's efforts in the establishment of a new western China land-maritime 
channel, and a "new gateway for opening-up and development" critical to the 
province. 

The city of Baise is also famous for its Chinese Communist revolutionary 
history and is one of the renowned red tourism destinations in the country, as 
this is the location where Deng Xiaoping spearheaded the eponymous Baise 
Uprising in 1929, formed the 7th Army of the Chinese Workers' and Peasants' Red 
Army and founded the Soviet regime in Youjiang. The year 2019 marks the 90th 
anniversary of the momentous Baise Uprising, and the city of Baise will host 
the 14th Sports Meeting of Guangxi. Seizing this opportunity, the city of Baise 
will speed up its construction of sports infrastructure facilities, dedicate 
emphatic efforts to positioning and building itself as a strong sports city, 
accelerate the creation of a healthy Baise, and help fuel the growth of red 
tourism.

Source: Baise Municipal Government

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