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'Creative China, Harmonious World' | Chengde, December 15

As part of the 3rd Creative China, Harmonious World International Forum on Cultural Industries (Chengde, December 14-17, 2008) MovingCities gave two presentations. The forum brought together domestic and foreign researchers, academics and policy makers in the field of the Cultural Industries. Last Monday, December 15, the morning consisted out of an opening ceremony followed by keynote speeches and comments of scholars and policy makers, such as Tu Mingde [Vice Chairman of Chinese Olympic Committee], Yang Muzhi 杨牧之 [President China Publishing Group], Dr. Michael Keane [Queensland University of Technology] and Simon Evans [Director Creative Clusters].


Chengde | urban snapshots I

Chengde | December 16, 2008

On Tuesday, December 16, MovingCities explored Chengde 承德, a relatively small Chinese city – today’s inhabitants round the 300.000, while the region has a population of nearly 4 million. Chengde [Hebei Province 河北承德] is most notorious for its  Mountain Resort, a vast imperial garden. Construction of the largest royal garden in China started at the beginning and finished at the end of the eighteenth century and was used by the emperors of the Qing Dynasty. We strolled through the city center, over the frozen Rehe river and along construction sites. Continuously fog floated over the city.

View from SiHai International Hotel | Chengde, December 16