On the afternoon of September 20, Shi Yugang, Deputy Director of the State Ethic Affairs Commission, led the 2017 National Ethnic Minorities Delegation here and surveyed Qingpu’s achievements in tourism development. They also visited Zhujiajiao Ancient Town and realized the long-standing history and culture as well as unique folk customs of the southern water town.
As soon as the delegation walked into Zhujiajiao accompanied by Sun Ting, member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Qingpu Committee and Director of the United Front Work Department, they took a strong liking for the unaffected, graceful and misty view of the southern water town – “boating on the water is like traveling in a picture”.
The unique-styled Kezhi Garden smacks of tones of both Suzhou gardens and Shanghai Yu Garden, epitomizing quintessence of the gardens in the south of Yangtze River and presenting abundant combinations of Chinese and Western elements. The delegation was too enchanted to leave and explored the local cultural and historic traces with great interest.
The delegation had 225 members of 46 ethnic groups from 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities as well as Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, the PLA and the Chinese Armed Police Force. Most of them were grassroots from all walks of life or worked for ages among grassroots and made remarkable contributions to the cause of national solidarity and progress.