China News Service, Hangzhou, October 20th (Zhang Yuhuan, Tong Xiaoyu) A river connects Beijing and Hangzhou, and the past and the present are connected in one vein.

On October 22, the 2021 China Grand Canal Cultural Belt Beijing-Hangzhou Dialogue (hereinafter referred to as 2021 Beijing-Hangzhou Dialogue) will kick off in Hangzhou, Zhejiang.

  China's Grand Canal is a world cultural heritage, and it is also the name card of China's national culture.

Beijing and Zhejiang at the north and south ends of the Grand Canal are prosperous because of the river, but also because of the connection of the river.

In 2020 Beijing-Hangzhou Dialogue, the "China Grand Canal Cultural Belt Beijing-Hangzhou Dialogue Five-Party Cooperation Mechanism Framework Agreement" was signed.

Photo by Sheng Jiapeng

  In order to further promote the construction of the Grand Canal Cultural Belt and the Grand Canal National Cultural Park, the Information Office of the Beijing Municipal People's Government, the Information Office of the Zhejiang Provincial People's Government, the Hangzhou Municipal People's Government, and China News Agency jointly sponsored the "Beijing-Hangzhou Dialogue" in 2019.

Beginning in 2020, the World Canal Historical and Cultural City Cooperation Organization (WCCO) has joined the "Beijing-Hangzhou Dialogue" cooperation mechanism. The five parties have hosted the "Beijing-Hangzhou Dialogue" series of activities to demonstrate the cooperative consensus on the protection, inheritance and utilization of the cultural heritage of the Grand Canal.

  Following the first Beijing-Hangzhou Dialogue, this year the event will be held again in Hangzhou.

2021 "Beijing-Hangzhou Dialogue" will last three days from October 21 to 23.

With the theme of "Going to the Millennium Canal of Common Prosperity", the event will carry out "1+N" events, namely an opening ceremony and main forum, and multiple events.

The 2021 Beijing-Hangzhou Dialogue's "Millennium Canal Traveling a Thousand Miles" Chinese and foreign media gathering activities were launched in Beijing.

Photo by Sheng Jiapeng

  At the 2021 Beijing-Hangzhou Dialogue Main Forum that will be held on the 22nd, the organizer will work with guests from all walks of life, politics, industry, academia and research at home and abroad to jointly speak for the construction of the Grand Canal Cultural Belt and the Grand Canal National Cultural Park in China. Make good use of the recommendations of the Grand Canal's World Cultural Heritage, and provide suggestions for the Millennium Grand Canal towards common prosperity.

  It is reported that the 2021 Beijing-Hangzhou Dialogue will fully demonstrate the achievements of the construction of the Grand Canal Cultural Belt in Beijing, Zhejiang and even the whole basin, and show the diversity and profoundness of the Grand Canal culture.

  Among them, Beijing, at the northern end of the Qianli Canal, brought the carefully prepared "cultural feast" to the south of the Yangtze River and prepared a variety of "1+8" activities.

This year, the book "Beijing Famous Objects" showing original watercolor and hand-painted works of artists from eight major art academies including the Central Academy of Fine Arts will be officially released at the event; at the cultural exhibition "Towards the Millennium Canal of Common Prosperity", including the "Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal" hand-painted scroll , "Various styles and charm of the North Canal" paper-cut scrolls, "Water Transport Trilogy" and other Beijing cultural and artistic boutiques, including books on the Grand Canal Cultural Belt, will be all unveiled, as well as "The Ship of Friendship" cloisonne ornaments and "The Silk Road Blooms" 》Seven intangible cultural heritage collections including carved lacquer discs are exhibited, showing the essence of traditional culture; Beijing’s large-scale Peking opera symphony suite "Beijing Grand Canal" will be staged at the Hangzhou Grand Theatre. This play is the first to focus on the Beijing section of the Grand Canal. His stage art works combine symphony and Peking opera art to explore and promote the value of the Grand Canal era.

During the 2020 Beijing-Hangzhou Dialogue, the Hangzhou West Lake Women's Patrol Team participated in the poetry and painting Zhejiang Beijing Cultural Tourism Week at the Summer Palace in Beijing.

Photo by Li Muyi

  In addition, the Charm Beijing Zhejiang Week will also be held in Hangzhou.

Let the capital’s rich and colorful cultural formats be integrated into the Hangzhou Canal Historic District and show the charm of Beijing to citizens and tourists in an all-round way.

It is worth mentioning that during the event, the organizer will invite the Beijing Winter Olympics mascot to Hangzhou Gongchen Bridge, and together with the Hangzhou Asian Games mascot "Chen Chen", lead the public to tour the canal and talk about culture together.

  While enjoying the northern canal culture, the public can also experience the colorfulness of the Jiangnan canal culture.

During the Beijing-Hangzhou Dialogue in 2021, Zhejiang Province and Hangzhou City will organize a night tour of "Shangtang as a Dream" to show the "Seven Luck and Thirteen Scenes" of the Shangtang River, allowing visitors to appreciate a special canal cultural feast; The “Canal” cultural exhibition set up Hangzhou Arts and Crafts Cultural and Creative Exhibition, Hangzhou Canal Book Exhibition, etc., to show the achievements of contemporary cultural construction; through the “Magnificent National Style” Chinese Grand Canal Temple Fair, the local Grand Canal culture, technological innovation and urban features are displayed .

  During this year's event, the cultural and tourism brand of "Reading the Canal" will also be released.

The "foreign anchors" and foreign students of the Zhejiang Branch of China News Service will work with cultural celebrities and experts to "check in" the cultural landmarks of the Hangzhou section of the Grand Canal to spread canal culture to the outside world.

In addition, poets and artists from Beijing and Hangzhou will also participate in the closing ceremony of the Grand Canal International Poetry Festival, the Grand Canal Gathering, and other activities to experience the Millennium Canal context.

In the 2019 Beijing-Hangzhou Dialogue Grand Canal Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal event, the Zhejiang Kunqu Opera Troupe's national first-class actor Yang Kun performed on the Grand Canal (Hangzhou section).

Photo by Xu Jun

  The protection, inheritance and utilization of the Grand Canal require the joint efforts of all provinces and cities along the route.

The reporter learned that in addition to the above activities held in Hangzhou for the 2021 Beijing-Hangzhou Dialogue, the organizers also focused on the joint construction and sharing of the whole river basin. To better show the whole river basin of the Grand Canal and promote the international spread of the Grand Canal culture.

A total of more than 30 Chinese and foreign media were invited to Beijing, Shandong, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang to tell the world the story of China's Grand Canal through various forms such as text, pictures, live broadcasts, and short videos.

  The organizer expressed the hope that using the "Beijing-Hangzhou Dialogue" as the link, the value of the Grand Canal culture can be deeply explored, highlighting the exemplary and leading role of the two places in the construction of the Grand Canal Cultural Belt, and driving the entire river basin to build cultural canals, ecological canals, and charming canals , And strive to shape the soul and empower the demonstration zone for high-quality development and construction of common prosperity.

  It is reported that the 2021 Beijing-Hangzhou Dialogue is hosted by the Press Office of the Beijing Municipal People’s Government, the Press Office of the Zhejiang Provincial People’s Government, the Hangzhou Municipal People’s Government, the China News Service, and the World Canal Historical and Cultural City Cooperation Organization (WCCO). City Canal Group, Hangzhou Municipal Bureau of Gardens and Culture, China News Agency Zhejiang Branch, Hangzhou Gongshu District People's Government, Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism, China News Photo Network, Beijing "Yuexun Magazine".

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