International Community extends cordial greetings to the opening of the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal Dialogue

2020-09-23 22:15:37 source: Ye Ke


(Virtual greetings from the international community)


On September 23, the first day of the Beijing-Hangzhou Dialogue event, a grand opening ceremony kicked off punctually at Beijing’s Tongzhou District, where the northern end of the time-honored Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal is.

 

At the ceremony, the international community including representatives of canal cities and experts on canal researches sent their sincere virtual greetings to the audience.

 

Here come some of their highlighted address.

 

David Edwards-M, president of Inland Waterways International (hereinafter referred to as “IWI”) praised China for its strong awareness of the canal's cultural significance, as well as its practices in terms of protection and preservation. He and said that the canals, as a kind of invaluable natural resources, does require work to maintain and to develop.

 

Dr. Mohamed Wahba, Vice President Hon. of International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) and also an adviser of World Historic and Cultural Canal Cities Cooperation Organization sent his big wishes to the complete success of the Beijing-Hangzhou Dialogue and hopes that the international community can interact with each other friendly to jointly promote the development of world canal cultures.

 

In his Chinese address, Thomas Hahn, a professor at the University of California Berkeley, who has been studying canals for more than 10 years, sent his sincere words via his virtual recordings and also expressed his deep impressions that he has left during his ethnographic researches in China.


During the Beijing-Hangzhou event, there will be a series of cultural activities, including eight main events, a few forums, exhibitions, a tourism promotion fair, and other stunning cultural feasts. 


Stay tuned to us and get the latest news about this grand cultural dialogue! 


(Edited by Ye Ke)

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(Virtual greetings from the international community)


On September 23, the first day of the Beijing-Hangzhou Dialogue event, a grand opening ceremony kicked off punctually at Beijing’s Tongzhou District, where the northern end of the time-honored Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal is.

 

At the ceremony, the international community including representatives of canal cities and experts on canal researches sent their sincere virtual greetings to the audience.

 

Here come some of their highlighted address.

 

David Edwards-M, president of Inland Waterways International (hereinafter referred to as “IWI”) praised China for its strong awareness of the canal's cultural significance, as well as its practices in terms of protection and preservation. He and said that the canals, as a kind of invaluable natural resources, does require work to maintain and to develop.

 

Dr. Mohamed Wahba, Vice President Hon. of International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) and also an adviser of World Historic and Cultural Canal Cities Cooperation Organization sent his big wishes to the complete success of the Beijing-Hangzhou Dialogue and hopes that the international community can interact with each other friendly to jointly promote the development of world canal cultures.

 

In his Chinese address, Thomas Hahn, a professor at the University of California Berkeley, who has been studying canals for more than 10 years, sent his sincere words via his virtual recordings and also expressed his deep impressions that he has left during his ethnographic researches in China.


During the Beijing-Hangzhou event, there will be a series of cultural activities, including eight main events, a few forums, exhibitions, a tourism promotion fair, and other stunning cultural feasts. 


Stay tuned to us and get the latest news about this grand cultural dialogue! 


(Edited by Ye Ke)

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