Asian-American playwright David Henry Hwang talks to reporters at the Foreign Press Center in New York on May 17.
Application for the 9th China Photography Gold Prize was concluded on April 6. Since the started of the project on January 17, the organizing committee has received application materials from 284 photographers from 27 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities.
As a result of 20 days of archaeological excavation, archaeologists of the Palace Museum have finally unveiled that the famous Mount Wudang glazed tiles of 600 years history that stem from the local kilns popularly known as "72 official kilns".
To celebrate the 600th anniversary of Emperor Chengzu of the Ming Dynasty overhauling the Mount Wudang architectures, the Shiyan municipal committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, Mount Wudang special zone and Wudang Taoism Association joined hands to publish a culture and history book.
To promote and inherit Wudang culture, the social affairs bureau of Wudang special zone organized 30 performers from Wudang Celestial Mountain Taoism Band and Chuanzhen Martial Arts Club to act out Wudang martial arts and Mount Wudang Taoism music.
Mount Wudang local authority is carrying out a project of going to the world with martial arts through exploring Wudang martial arts, an intangible cultural heritage.
Mount Wudang, ranging 400 kilometers, is a masterpiece of nature. A local resident of Shiyan city recently found a rare stone much like the summit of Mount Wudang.
The highway of the Mount Wudang scenic area, from the gateway to Wuya Mountain, has recently been put under all-round renovation.
Mount Wudang special zone recently held a meeting of librarians of farmer libraries in the Wafanghe village. Leading officials and officials in charge of the special zone and farmer librarians, totaling 50, attended the meeting. They signed a responsibility document for the librarians at the meeting.
In the afternoon of April 19, a grand ceremony was held in the peach blossom quarter of Pinggu district of Beijing, a world class scenic spot. It extended honorary titles of China's most charming village for recreation in 2011. The activity was sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA).
On May 9, Wang Guosheng, Hubei's provincial governor, promoted Wudang tourism during his visit to Taiwan and expected the two sides of the Taiwan Strait to enhance exchanges through the tourism industry.
In the first four months of 2012, Mount Wudang scenic area received 1.42 million Chinese and foreign tourists, up 36.6 percent. They created 758 million yuan ($119.9 million) in tourism revenues, up 41.2 percent.
Since early 2012, the Mount Wudang special zone has received visits from many media groups. This is in addition to the traditional practice of promoting the brand in influential media including CCTV, China Tourism News, China Comment, Asia TV, and on planes and express trains.
Mount Wudang scenic area volunteers, wearing red hats, have found 200 lost articles for tourists this year.
Staff workers of Mount Wudang scenic area have taken the initiative to offer free services of boiling water, shoe cleaning, mobile phone charging and advisory services to tourists. They have also presented tourism materials and earnestly solved problems for tourists.