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Yunnan Weishan county to mark 60th anniversary

Updated:2016-11-03 10:42:06   chinadaily.com.cn

Weishan Yi autonomous county, Yunnan province, said at a news conference on Oct 26 that it is to hold a series of activities to mark its 60th anniversary on Nov 9.

At a news conference on Oct 26 officials from Weishan county, Yunnan province announce plans to celebrate the county’s 60th anniversary on Nov 9. [Photo/ynci.cn]

Wang Liwei, head of the county, said that activities including a traveling culture promotion event, a photography display and sports activities will be held to showcase the county's development in economy, cultural and ecological construction.

"Visitors can experience the Weishan cultures while appreciating a huge-scale artistic performance and tasting hundreds of delicious Weishan snacks," said Wang.

Weishan county’s gross production value grew from eight million yuan ($1.2 million) in 1956 to 4.8 billion yuan in 2015, an increase of seven percent annually. The county is also one of the 12 poor Yunnan villages which successfully overcame poverty this year.

Wishan county, Yunnan province is to celebrate its 60th anniversary on Nov 9 with various activities. [Photo/ynci.cn]

Edited by Peter Nordlinger

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Editor: 王世学