2020 Grand Canal Culture Dialogue holds Literati Gathering

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On Thursday morning, the "Charm of Beijing and Hangzhou" Literati Gathering, a major event of the 2020 Grand Canal Cultural Belt Dialogue between Beijing and Hangzhou, unveiled the "Tongyun" tourist boat, which will run on the Tongzhou section of the Grand Canal. 

Artists from Beijing, Hangzhou, and Yangzhou, adorned the event with brilliant performances. A melodious prelude played on the Chinese seven-stringed zither by Zhao Jiazhen, professor of the Central Conservatory of Music and the inheritor of the national intangible cultural heritage, opened the event. Zhao's performance was followed by a poem recital from Yang Li, deputy director and broadcasting director of Hangzhou TV Lifestyle Channel, and a mini music concert involving traditional songs of north and south China from famous conductor Yang Yang and famous singer Wang Lida. The event also featured demonstrations of calligraphy, painting, dancing, and traditional Chinese opera, all manifesting the charm of China's northern and southern cultures. 

Vice Chairman of Beijing Writer's Association Zhang Wei, and Lu Xun Literature Prize winner Lu Chunxiang spoke about how to promote and inherit canal culture and proposed innovative ideas on shaping relevant cultural brands in the northern and southern regions.

The "Charm of Beijing and Hangzhou" Literati Gathering of 2020 Grand Canal Cultural Belt Dialogue between Beijing and Hangzhou is co-sponsored by the Information Office of Beijing Municipal People's Government, the Information Office of Zhejiang Provincial People's Government, the Hangzhou municipal government, and China News Agency.

The theme of the 2020 Grand Canal Cultural Belt Dialogue between Beijing and Hangzhou is "Beijing-Hangzhou Dialogue along the Canal, Co-Building and Sharing a New Future." The dialogue includes one main forum and an opening ceremony, eight major events, and multiple thematic activities in Beijing, Hangzhou, and around Zhejiang Province. 

The dialogue aims to provide attendees with a "cultural feast" with rich content ranging from expert seminars, literati gatherings, and tourism promotion, as well as coordinate resources to truly help attendees inherit Grand Canal culture.

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