Fourteen businesses from Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang province are attending the 17th China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair, which opened at the Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Center on Sept 23.
Scheduled to run until Sept 27, the fair includes offline and online activities this year.
Zhejiang has sent a delegation of 78 cultural enterprises to participate in the annual cultural event, among which 14 are from Ningbo.
Headquartered in Yuyao, a county-level city in Ningbo, Dafeng Industrial Co Ltd was once again designated a top 30 Chinese cultural company. It has also inked a deal at the fair worth $20 million with Kingdom of Jesus Christ to construct an auditorium in Davao, the Philippines.
The 70,000-seat auditorium will be one of the largest enclosed venues in the world and a cultural landmark for Davao.
Attendees from Ningbo also include several TV and film makers like Ningbo Kaku Animation Production Co Ltd.
An animated movie based on the legend of Wang Yangming produced by the company is expected to premiere nationwide in early 2022 to mark the 550th anniversary of the scholar’s birth.
Wang Yangming (1472–1529) was a Chinese statesman, general, and Neo–Confucian philosopher born in Yuyao, a county-level city administered by Ningbo. Wang is perhaps best known for his doctrine of the "unity of knowing and acting", which can be interpreted as a rejection of the possibility of weakness of will.
Ningbo's "city brain" project was also showcased at the fair. The "city brain" refers to a system integrating smart city, digital government, and digital public service applications.