The culture of Liangzhou is one of the significant factors that had contributed to the golden age of Tang dynasty, said Chinese expert Yu Qiuyu. NSTP Pix by OLIVIA MIWIL.
The culture of Liangzhou is one of the significant factors that had contributed to the golden age of Tang dynasty, said Chinese expert Yu Qiuyu. NSTP Pix by OLIVIA MIWIL.

GANSU: Chinese scholars have agreed that culture should be developed on par with economic growth.

An expert of contemporary Chinese, cultural and literacy Yu Qiuyu said talks on culture had been held regularly as the social economy in China was in good shape.

“The optimisation of China’s civilisation is not the first in the world but the process is still ongoing even until today.

“The culture of Liangzhou is one of the significant factors that had contributed to the golden age of Tang dynasty,” he said during the Liangzhou Culture forum held in Wuwei city here.

Liangzhou, an ancient name for Wuwei, has a long history as a major trading post on the Silk Road because of its position at the Hexi corridor that connects the west region, western Asia and Europe.

The district, which has 38 ethnics today, has a very rich in culture with the external influence and migration of people.

Yu added although Wuwei has places with relics and historical sites such as Baita temple and Kumarajiva temple, among others, but the industry had to look into other elements to promote the city.

“A majority of the tourists are attracted to places that offer good ecological environment, clean air, gastronomic journey, cleanliness of accommodation.”

The forum has also suggested that the city should have to continue to spread the culture and at same time, continue the exchange of information from other countries about the same issue.

Last month, Malaysia hosted the Malaysia-China Cultural Art Exhibition 2017 to foster cultural development between the two countries.

Malaysia-China Culture Association patron Tan Sri Ahmad Fuzi Abdul Razak had said the exhibition, which was also a cultural exchange programme, was in line with China’s Belt and Road initiative (BRI) to go beyond economic impact and benefits, to understand the culture of both countries.

Dubbed as the ‘China’s wine city’, the city will also host the 7th China Hexi Corridor Organic Wine Festival at Wuwei Stadium here this evening.

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