Main meetings sports meetings and exhibitions in China
2.1Representative meetings and exhibitions
(1) 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing
The coming Olympic Games of 20008 provide a good opportunity for the tourism of Beijing. With the images of the capital of China, the ancient oriental capital and a modern metropolitan, Beijing is a ideal destination and welcomes tourists from all over the world.
(2) World’s Fair in Shanghai, 2010
The place of World’s Fair of 2010 is on the side of Hunagpu River in Shanghai. It is planed to last for 183 days.
(3) International Tourist Trade Conference of China
International Tourist Trade Conference of China hold once a year in Shanghai and Kunming. As the biggest tourist trade conference, International Tourist Trade Conference of China has attached great attention from all over the world.
Restaurant, airlines and tourist enterprises from all over the world take part in the International Tourist Trade Conference of China.
(4) Sino-ASEAN Fair、
In October 8th, 2003, the prime minister Wen Jiabao suggested to hold a Sino-ASEAN Fair in Nanning of Guangxi Province once a year. This suggestion was welcomed by the leaders of ASEAN. From then on, Sino-ASEAN Fair has been hold for 3 times in China, and great commercial achievements have been achieved as well.
(5) Chinese Art Festival
Chinese Art Festival is a national festival. This is a good form of developing Chinese culture and improving people’s life quality. Since 1987, the Chinese Art Festival has been hold for 6 times.
Guangxi Province is honored as an ocean of folk songs in China. People in Guangxi Province like singing very much. They like making friends and praising life by singing. Folk song is a bridge between Guangxi people and people in other places.
(7) Chinese Folk Art Festival
Chinese Folk Art Festival is a national folk art exchanges festival in China. The principle of Chinese Folk Art Festival is developing Chinese folk art and pushing the local economy and tourism forward.
(8) China International Chorus Festival
The first China International Chorus Festival was hold in 1992. It was hold by the Ministry of Culture, International Performance Company and International Tourist Agency. China International Chorus Festival is hold in Beijing every February.
China International Chorus Festival has attracted the attention of all the world and pushed the Chinese chorus forward. There are many choruses take part in this festival. They might be professional or amateur.
The China International Chorus Festival is improving year by year. It has been a quite high-level one.
(9)International Acrobatics Festival of Wuqiao, China
The first International Acrobatics Festival of Wuqiao, China was hold in1987. This is the acrobatics festival with the longest history and largest scale in China.
The principle of International Acrobatics Festival of Wuqiao, China is holding world-famous acrobatics competition, representing the styles and features of Hebei Province, increasing the friendship between China and foreign countries. The prizes of International Acrobatics Festival of Wuqiao, China are Golden Lion, Silver Lion and Copper Lion. In order to encourage the excellent programs, there are special prizes without bonus.
(10) Beijing Opera Art Festival of China
Beijing opera is honored as national opera of China. Beijing Opera Art Festival of China is the highest-level in China. It is hold by the Ministry of Culture, the ministry of radio film and TV, Beijing Opera Fund of China and local government.
The principle of Beijing Opera Art Festival of China is to show the excellent opera works, to communicate opera performing experiences to nurture opera talents and develop Beijing Opera.
The first Beijing Opera Art Festival of China was hold in 1995, after that, it is held every 3 years.
(11) International Music Festival of Beijing
The first International Music Festival of Beijing was held in 1998. This is permitted by Ministry of Culture, Beijing municipal Party committee and Beijing government. International Music Festival of Beijing is held once a year and held in Beijing.
Many world-famous musicians and music groups are invited to the International Music Festival of Beijing. This makes International Music Festival of Beijing becomes more and more famous in the world. There are many music forms in the International Music Festival of Beijing, they are symphonic music concert, operas, solo playing concert, classic jazz music concert and so on.
(12) Chinese Dance Festival
The first Chinese Dance Festival was held in 2002. It is held by Chinese Federation of Literary and Art Circles, People’s Government of Yunnan Province, Chinese Dancers Association, Ministry of Communication of Yunnan Province and People’s Government of Kunming.
The principle of Chinese Dance Festival is developing the Chinese traditional culture, pushing the cultural and economical construction of Yunnan Province. Main activities in this Chinese Dance Festival are Lotus Prize choosing, shows of dances in and abroad, dance Forum and so on.
2.2 Representative sports meetings
(1) National Ethnic Nationalities’ Traditional Sports Meeting
The present National Ethnic Nationalities’ Traditional Sports Meeting grows out of the National Ethnic Sports Show and Competition in 1953.
National Ethnic Nationalities’ Traditional Sports Meeting is hold by the State Ethnic Affairs Commission and State Physical Culture Administration and hold every 4 years. Up to the middle part of 90s of 20 century, National Ethnic Nationalities’ Traditional Sports Meeting had been held for 5 times in Tianjin, Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang, Guangxi, Yunnan. The 6th will be hold in Beijing, and a branch meeting place will be set in Lhasa.
National Ethnic Nationalities’ Traditional Sports Meeting has become a influencing sports meeting in China now.
(2) National Disables Sports Meeting
The first National Disables Sports Meeting was hold in 1984, and up to now, it has been hold for 5 times. From the 3rd one, it became a large-scale sports meeting which need to permitted by the State Council. National Disables Sports Meeting is hold every 4 years.