Historic city seeks investment from Shanghai to promote culture

A historic city in northwest China on Friday invited entrepreneurs and investors in Shanghai to help promote its cultures and develop historical sites.
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An artistic rendition of Qinling Natural Museum to be built in Baoji City in northwest Shaanxi Province. The museum will display the nature, cultures, history, folk arts of the mountainous region that creates a natural boundary between north and south China.

A historic city in northwest China on Friday invited entrepreneurs and investors in Shanghai to help promote its cultures and develop historical sites.

The Baoji City in Shaanxi Province plans to develop 29 cultural projects, including museums, cultural parks, historical towns and resorts to highlight its cultures and history, the city government said.

"Shanghai has a glorious development in the last century, while Baoji features the civilization of over 5,000 years. We hope the modern metropolis and historic city can cooperate and develop together," Ma Xiaoping, director of the publicity department of Baoji, told an investment invitation conference in Shanghai.

The historic city, which thrived in the early Tang Dynasty (618-907), is the second largest city in Shaanxi Province. The city is known as the "bronze ware town," where tens of thousands of bronze wares dating back to Han Dynasty (206 BC-220) were unearthed there. It was also the birthplace of Yan Emperor in primitive times where the Zhou and Qin dynasties cultures originated. The Famen Temple, where the Buddha's relics were stored, is also in Baoji.

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An artistic rendition of the Xiqi Historic Town in Qishan County of northwest Baoji City. The historic town where the Zhou Dynasty originated will be preserved to its original look and open to public.

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An artistic rendition of the Zhouyuan archaeological park in northwest Baoji City. A large number of bronze wares and inscriptions on bones will be exhibited.

Baoji has been developing itself into a major automobile manufacturing center in northwest China, and now plans to also showcase its abundant cultures and history, said Ma.

As a highlight among the cultural project, the Baoji government plans to build the Qinling Natural Museum to display the nature, cultures, history, folk arts of the mountainous region that creates a natural boundary between north and south China. A cultural park will be developed on the archaeological site of Zhouyuan, where a large number of bronze wares and inscriptions on bones will be exhibited.

A historic town covering 10 square kilometers in Qishan County where the Zhou Dynasty originated will be preserved and open to tourists as a historical resort.

Baoji and Shanghai have historic bonds because it is said that the brothers of Ji Chang, the first emperor of Zhou Dynasty, once moved to east China from Qishan to help develop the region where Shanghai stands now, she added.


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Over 200 government officials, entrepreneurs and investors attend an investment invitation conference of Baoji City in Shanghai on Friday.


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