A meeting to promote cooperation and exchanges in cultural tourism between Maoming, South China's Guangdong province and Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi province took place on June 6 at Tang Paradise, a large theme park in Xi'an.
Performances showcasing the two city's featured culture, such as a Gaozhou puppet show of Maoming and a shadow play from Shaanxi, were staged. A framework agreement on cultural and tourism cooperation between Maoming and Xi'an was also signed by the two city's cultural and tourism bureaus at the exchange meeting.
"Xi'an is an ancient inland capital with a long history and Maoming is a 'pearl' in the South China Sea with beautiful natural scenery," said Ma Xiliang, member of the standing committee of the CPC Xi'an municipal committee. "The two cities enjoy broad prospects in resource sharing, complementary advantages, as well as cooperation and exchanges in cultural tourism."
Ma also expressed his hopes that Xi'an and Maoming would further deepen exchanges and cooperation in cultural tourism through this event, fully bolster their cultural tourism industries, as well as jointly promote the integrated and sound development of cultural tourism.
"Since ancient times, the two cities have been closely connected by lychees," said Wu Shiwen, deputy mayor of Maoming.
This event aimed to deepen the communication between Maoming and Xi'an in the field of cultural tourism, noted Wu, adding that the two cities will move to the deeper integration and cooperation of their cultural tourism industries.