[Explanation] Recently, a reporter from China News Agency walked into the cinnabar handicraft industrial park located in Wanshan District, Tongren, Guizhou. There was a roar of machinery in the factory building. I saw workers sitting in rows in front of the operating table, either cleaning or polishing... After passing through After several production processes, the ordinary-looking cinnabar rough stones and chicken blood rough stones are made into bracelets, pendants, necklaces and other exquisite accessories.

  [Explanation] In the sales and exhibition area of ​​the park, the landscape paintings hand-painted and dyed with cinnabar, the small cinnabar axe implying "one axe suppresses all disasters", and the nine-story cinnabar pagoda implying academic prosperity are also eye-catching.

It is unimaginable that cinnabar, the raw material used to smelt mercury, has such a wonderful effect now.

  [Concurrent] Tang Xiuwei, President of the Cinnabar Association in Wanshan District, Tongren, Guizhou

  (Currently) we produce more than 2,000 kinds of these products, such as cinnabar paintings, cinnabar inkstones, zhusha inks, as well as pendants and jewelry bracelets.

Our cinnabar painting started mass production last year. We slowly developed this oil painting into this cinnabar painting and sold it slowly. I feel that the sales volume of the latter is not bad, and it was gradually accepted by the market and then sold. to all over the country.

  [Explanation] Wanshan District, Tongren, Guizhou was once the largest cinnabar production base in China, known as the "Mercury Capital of China" and "Millennium Dan Capital". However, due to the long-term exhaustion of mining resources, Wanshan was ranked second in the country by the State Council in 2009. A batch of resource-depleted cities.

How to make a green transformation and how to make good use of the precious cultural element and cultural brand of "cinnabar". In 2016, Wanshan invested 300 million yuan to create a product development, training, production, display, and sales that focus on the development of cinnabar craft products. The cinnabar handicraft industrial park, which is equal to one, currently has nearly 40 enterprises settled in, and has achieved an output value of over 600 million yuan.

  [Concurrent] Tang Xiuwei, President of the Cinnabar Association in Wanshan District, Tongren, Guizhou

  Now our industrial park has created more than 2,000 jobs.

(Cinnabar) handicrafts We mainly wholesale to wholesale markets all over the country, such as Liwan in Lianyungang, Guangzhou, Shandong and Beijing.

(Export) This is to be exported and wholesaled from, for example, Lianyungang and Liwan, Guangzhou.

  [Explanation] The Wanshan Mercury Mine Site, 10 kilometers away from the Cinnabar Crafts Industrial Park, has now been transformed into a national 4A-level scenic spot "Cinnabar Ancient Town".

In 2015, Wanshan introduced Jiangxi Shangrao Jiyang Group to carry out the protective overall development and utilization of mining sites and cultural relics, turning waste into treasure.

  [Concurrent] Wang Fangzhong, Deputy General Manager of Zhusha Ancient Town Scenic Spot

  The first is the "Nostalgic Cultural Street of that era".

We focus on the history of the early days of China's founding, which once made important contributions to the country, so we use that history as the background to make it such a goal of this nostalgic cultural district in China.

The second is the "Underground Great Wall", because the (mine) left to us by mining in the past has been so stretched for thousands of miles from modern times to modern times, (it is) 970 kilometers long, and it is completely left over from artificial mining, It reflects a crystallization of the ancient Chinese working people, labor and sweat, so we made it into a "world underground Great Wall".

The third is our mining department. Now our location is a mining department. By restoring these buildings and the original office space, we can combine it with our tourism supporting services. The transformation has brought vitality to the local area.

  [Explanation] The former artificial mining tunnels have been transformed into psychedelic "space-time tunnels". In the past, the path where miners went up and down the cliffs was transformed into a thrilling glass plank road. The original mine office building became a mercury mine industrial heritage museum. The Soviet Union The Expert Building is transformed into a unique Russian restaurant and a cliff hotel... During the tourist season, tourists from all over the country come in droves.

In 2016, Hu Yugang, who had "escaped" the mining area for nearly three years, chose to return to his hometown for development.

  [Concurrent] Hu Yugang, a merchant in the scenic spot of cinnabar ancient town

  When I was working outside, my income was okay at the time, but I always felt that I didn’t have a hometown, so I came back.

At that time, there was a transformation in this area. The mining area was transformed into a tourist attraction. We went here to set up tourist restaurants and shops, and also contracted sightseeing cars.

At that time, during our peak season, when there were many cars, we had to drive 15 cars an average of 30 times a day. The business of this store could be sold for nearly 10,000 yuan a day.

  [Explanation] From "Little Hong Kong" to "Empty City", to today's Internet celebrity check-in place, Hu Yugang said that he has witnessed the multi-faceted prosperity of his hometown.

  [Explanation] In recent years, through the implementation of the development strategy of "in-situ transformation of industries and transformation of cities in different places", Wanshan District has blazed a new path for the green development of resource-exhausted cities.

In today's Wanshan, in addition to selling "culture" and "landscape", the new energy vehicle industry is also developing in full swing. The charming new town of tourism is on the rise.

  (Reported by reporter Pu Wensi, Zhou Yanling, Liu Meiling, Guizhou Tongren)

Responsible editor: [He Sanli]