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The Zhaojun Culture Festival


The Zhaojun Culture Festival is held in Hohhot, capital of Inner Mongolia autonomous region, in every year's July or August. It was initially launched in 1999 and named one of the National 100 Folk Festivals by the National Tourism Administration in 2001. The festival includes dozens of activities about culture and tourism, exhibits and sports events.

Wang Zhaojun or Wang Qiang was a concubine to Emperor Yuandi at a time of hostility between the Hans and the Mongols during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC – AD 24). She volunteered to serve as an ambassador for peace, leaving the imperial court for the frontier to marry the Mongolian Chanyu, chieftain of the Xiongnu tribe in ancient China. She has always been a symbol of harmony among China's different ethnic groups.

The Ethnic Culture and Art Festival

The first Ethnic Culture and Art Festival was held in 2011 and has become an annual cultural event in Hohhot, capital of North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region. 

The festival involves art performances, seminars, exhibitions and other cultural events, demonstrating the artistic characteristics of the cultures of minority ethnic groups.

The festival aims at integrating regional cultural resources and enhancing the cultural self-confidence of ethnic minority groups.

The China-Mongolia Expo


The first China-Mongolia Expo (CME) was held in Hohhot, capital of Inner Mongolia autonomous region from Oct 23 to 27 in 2015. The expo involved a series of trade negotiations and promotion fairs, industrial forums, cultural performances and art exhibitions.

Recent years have seen China and Mongolia developing an overall strategic partnership, with consensus reached for a China-Mongolia-Russia Economic Corridor interlocking with China's national Belt and Road Initiative and Mongolia's Road of Grasslands policy. The expo aims to promote cooperation in politics, economy, education, health and culture and make a remarkable contribution in taking China-Mongolia friendship to a higher level.

China National Commodity Trade Fair

China National Commodity Trade Fair, established in 2007, is an annual comprehensive trade fair held in Hohhot, capital of North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, and one of the most influential government-led trade fairs.

With the expanding of scale and influence, the trade fair has been an important platform to showcase the achievements of areas inhabited by minority nationalities. It attracts companies from home and aboard to exhibit commodities and promote projects, providing good opportunities for national commodities to go global.

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