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China's historical, cultural hub Hangzhou navigates development focus from West Lake to Qiantang River

Last update: 11/09/2019
HANGZHOU, China, Sept 11 (Bernama) -- As a historical and cultural city, the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou has changed its development thinking by expanding to the east and embracing the Qiantang River, marking a development focus shifting from the West Lake.

Hangzhou's Jianggan District, the bridgehead of the city's eastward expansion, held the third Qiantang River International Cultural Festival lasting from July to November in a bid to embed cultural genes into the city's development strategy of embracing the Yangtze River. This year's Hangzhou Qiantang River International Cultural Festival went out of Hangzhou for the first time by holding the Qiantang River culture week in Beijing on July 28, marking an innovative attempt to promote the Qiantang River culture to the whole country and the rest of the world.

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