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It was learned from the Wuxi People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries that before the National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival, Wuxi will hold the event of the 2020 Wuxi International Friendship Cultural Week from September 20 to September 27 to further construct a festive atmosphere, highlight local culture, strengthen non-governmental exchange between Chinese and foreign friends, showcase Wuxi’s good image of opening to the outside world and make every effort to build the most satisfactory city for foreign investment. It is the first time for Wuxi to hold the Wuxi International Friendship Cultural Week.
During the Cultural Week, the Wuxi International Friendship Cultural Week Art Performance and the cornerstone laying ceremony of the "Wuxi International Cherry Blossom Friendship Forest" will be held. The art performance will be held in the Wuxi Great Hall of the People on the afternoon of September 27. At that time, about 600 people including council members of the Wuxi People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, international friends and representatives from all walks of life will attend the events. A ceremony for awarding the honorary title of "Wuxi People's Friendship Ambassador" will be held on the site to commend the outstanding representatives and thank them for their contributions to the economic and social development and international friendly cooperation in Wuxi. In the cultural performance activities, Chinese and foreign friends will jointly present wonderful programs such as singing and dancing, recitations and Western and national instrumental music performances to the audiences to jointly celebrate the Wuxi International Friendship Cultural Week.
For a long time, Wuxi has focused on deeply carrying out international non-governmental exchanges and cooperation with cherry blossom as the intermediary. After more than 30 years of hard work, Wuxi’s cherry blossom has become a business card of foreign exchange. And Wuxi is known as one of the world's three major cities of appreciating cherry blossoms. In order to meet the new round of requirements of constructing a city for cherry blossom appreciation, Xinwu District will conduct further optimization and upgrade on the basis of Gancheng Road Cherry Blossom Landscape Avenue and the cherry blossom scenic spot in Huihai Bay Ecological Park which have been built up, and make every effort to build "the most beautiful cherry blossom avenue in Wuxi" and the "Wuxi International Cherry Blossom Friendship Forest" to form a new pattern of a city of appreciating cherry blossoms with Turtle-head Peninsula in the west and Huihai Bay in the east. On the morning of September 25, Wuxi will hold a cornerstone laying ceremony of the "Wuxi International Cherry Blossom Friendship Forest" in Huihai Bay Ecological Park. Representatives of foreign-funded enterprises will be invited to sign the agreement of jointly constructing the Wuxi International Cherry Blossom Friendship Forest. The cherry blossom forest will become a new platform to promote international cooperation and exchange and pass on friendship, making Wuxi’s cherry blossom more beautiful, more lasting and more spectacular.
During the Culture Week, various urban areas (counties) will successively hold a series of activities such as canal tours for Chinese and foreign friends, Taihu Lake tours and tea art and pottery experience exchanges to construct a warm, friendly and festive atmosphere.