Yearender 2019: Great Economic, Social Changes in Chengdu

Authors: Go Chengdu

2019-12-31

Just before the coming of the year of 2020, let’s bid farewell to the old year, and say hello to the new.
A city's development is closely associated with every one living in it.
With the new year around the corner, when you look back on the important events
which took place in the past more than 300 days in Chengdu,
you can find there were so many great changes affecting your own life and lives of others around you.
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Just before the coming of the year of 2020, let's bid farewell to the old year, and say hello to the new.
144-Hour Visa-Free Transit Policy
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Starting from January 1, 2019,
the Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport implemented the 144-hour visa-free transit policy
for foreign nationals from 53 designated countries.
They are required to have valid international travel documents and interline air tickets
with confirmed dates and seats to a third country (region) within 144 hours.
144-hour Transit Visa Exemption
Known as a UNESCO City of Gastronomy, the Hometown of the Giant Panda as well as a shopping paradise,
Chengdu is a place that never fails to delight tourists.
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Chengdu Panda Asian Food Festival
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As part of the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations,
the Chengdu Panda Asian Food Festival (CPAFF) was staged on May 15-22 in Chengdu.
成都美食
The 8-day grand gastronomic festival consisted of a variety of
international and cultural events and activities for mass participation.
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"Taste of Asia " Food, Culture and Tourism Themed Day
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Creative Hotpot Fair
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Global Photo Contest for Chengdu Panda Asian Food Festival
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Official Website of CPAFF
2019 World Police and Fire Games
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As the largest-ever sports extravaganza with the most foreign participants in Chengdu,
the World Police and Fire Games (WPFG), held in Asia for the first time,
attracted over 10,000 police officers and firefighters from across the globe to compete in the city.
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Wonderful Moments of the 2019 WPFG
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▲▲PAP (police action pistol)▲▲
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▲▲Firefigher Steeplechase▲▲
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▲▲Rifle-Air▲▲
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▲▲Boxing▲▲
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▲▲Police Motorcycle Riding▲▲
Theme Activities to Embrace the 70th Anniversary of PRC
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The year 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.
To celebrate the great achievements in various fields made by New China
during the past 70 years and
send best wishes to the motherland, a large variety of colorful theme activities
and events were held around the country.
Here are some of them in Chengdu.
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▲▲Flash Mob: Extend Heartfelt Wishes to Our Country▲▲
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▲▲Flash Mob: Shows and Art Performances to Celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the PRC▲▲
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Seven panda cubs born in 2019 at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
(Panda Base) make their first public appearance.
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▲▲A Night View of Starry Lights on the City's Landmarks▲▲
First 5G Subway Station in China
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Chengdu is among the first batch of pilot cities to test the 5G network in China
and one of the national leaders in the development and application of 5G wireless technology.
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On January 5, the 5G wireless coverage was available at Chengdu's Taipingyuan metro station,
which thus became the first 5G subway station in the country.
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On the evening of February 19, the day of Chinese traditional Lantern Festival,
a fantastic electronic fireworks show was staged at one of the city's landmarks, Sichuan TV Tower in the eastern downtown.
Via a state-of-the-art 5G application jointly operated by China Telecom, China Mobile and China Unicom,
the show was broadcast live online, allowing netizens around the world to enjoy the visual feast.
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On September 25, Chengdu launched the world's first 5G-themed metro train
at the Taipingyuan station along the city's Metro Line 10.
The train is equipped with 5G smartphones and tablet computers,
which let passengers enjoy the astoundingly fast 5G network.
Booming Nighttime & Weekend Economy
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Currently, more and more consuming activities at night are emerging in Chengdu,
such as the sightseeing boats on the Jinjiang River in the evening and nighttime exhibitions.
Chengdu is making great efforts to expand local people's scale of consumption and upgrade their models of consumption.
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On September 10, according to the big data from Caocao, a ride-hailing platform,
Chengdu ranked 8th among the top ten cities with the most dynamic nighttime economy in China,
the first in central and western China.
With the continuous improvement of the local traffic network over the recent years,
especially the rapid development of high-speed rail service,
it become more and more popular among Chengduers to go on a trip at weekends.
A Series of International Sports Events
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As one of the Chinese cities with the largest number of sports population,
Chengdu holds a large variety of sports competitions throughout the year.
2019国际剑联女子重剑世界杯赛(成都站)
On March 22-24, the FIE Women's Epee World Cup (China)
“一带一路”成都国际乒乓球公开赛
On May 24-26, the 2019 Belt and Road Chengdu International Table Tennis Open Finals
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On December 27, the 2019 Dongfeng Nissan Chengdu Marathon
UCI 成都
On November 6-11, the 2019 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships
Second World Cultural Capitals Tianfu Symposium
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The Second World Cultural Capitals Tianfu Symposium 2019 was convened on July 22-24 in Chengdu.
Distinguished guests from around the world exchanged their views on how to develop Chengdu's Tianfu Culture during the event.
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Innovative and creative, elegant and fashionable, optimistic and inclusive, friendly and public-spirited,
the connotations of the Tianfu Culture, are of great significance for Chengdu
which is attracting more and more people from home and abroad to live, work, study and start their own business here.
Monocle Cities Series Conference
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One of the world's lifestyle trend-setter,
British magazine Monocle brought its first Cities Series conference to Chengdu on November 4,
bringing together about 150 key figures from such industries involving fashion, architecture, design and retailing
who focused on the quality lifestyle of cities across the world.
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The 2019 Chengdu Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fair was staged from June 10 to 12.
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The total transactions during the fair reached RMB 33.34 billion.
The 6th Chengdu Creativity & Design Week was held on November 8-11,
showcasing the unique lifestyle and aesthetic value of the city to the world.
Construction of Tianfu Greenway,
Important Part of Beautiful, Livable "Park City"
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By far, Chengdu has completed the construction of more than 3,000 kilometers of Tianfu Greenway Network.
And that of the Mt. Longquan urban forest park, covering an area of 1,275 square kilometers, is in full swing.
The Tianfu Greenway Network, with a total length of about 17, 000 kilometers, will far surpass the famous Emerald Necklace in Boston, the US.
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Currently, Chengdu is making an unremitting effort to turn itself
into a beautiful and livable "Park City" by building the Tianfu Greenway, developing its own unique city brand.
Enjoy the video to know more about Tianfu Greenway.

2019 Report of Pandas

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The Temple House ·2019 Christmastide Celebrations Series

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Dec 06, 2019

2019 Tianfu Book Fair Wraps up

Boasting the first comprehensive book fair with great influence in central and western China, the first Tianfu Book Fair was held here in the city.

Dec 03, 2019

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