China will hold its 7th Arts Festival next October in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province.
The biennial event is China's most important showcase for its artistic achievements, which help enhance cultural taste and promote general economic and social progress in Zhejiang, local officials said.
"Zhejiang's comparatively developed economy, dynamic cultural market, flourishing cultural demand and comprehensive cultural facilities will provide a solid foundation for the arts festival,"said Sheng Changli, vice-governor of Zhejiang.
According to Shen Caitu,director of the Culture Department of Zhejiang Province, the provincial post office will participate in the preparations and organization of the festival.
The post office will provide consulting, advertisement, ticket reservation and logistics services. It will also handle the reception of performing artistic troupes in addition to its regular mail service.
(People's Daily January 15, 2003)