武汉一周双语推介 | This Week in News
'Supermoon' over Yellow Crane Tower
On the evening of June 14, a "supermoon" rose over Wuhan, illuminating Yellow Crane Tower and the Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge, the two local landmarks. The moon appeared perfectly round at about 19:52. "Discover Wuhan" posted a set of photos, sharing the magnificent views with its one million followers. This photo set has reached more than 63,000 people.
Wuhan awarded Wetland City Accreditation
Wuhan has passed the Wetland City Accreditation. Recently, the Co-Chairs of the Independent Advisory Committee on Wetland City Accreditation announced that 25 applicant cities across the world had been accepted. Among them, the Chinese cities are Wuhan, Hefei, Jining, Liangping, Nanchang, Panjing, and Yancheng. Up to now, 43 cities worldwide have been accredited, 13 in China.
The Wetland City Accreditation represents the highest achievement made by the receiving cities in wetland protection. It is also recognized as the highest and the most prestigious honor in urban wetland protection in the world.
Lotus festival kicks off
When the night fell and the heat declined, a concert began by the lotus pond at Shahu Park on June 10, unveiling the 2022 Wuhan Lotus Festival. In addition to the display of over 600 kinds of lotus flowers, this year's festival also presents about 30 events including lotus-themed fairs, flower arrangement shows, and concerts at Shahu Park, Yuehu Park and other seven venues.
He Zuohuan, China's Intangible Cultural Heritage Person of the Year
On June 11, this year's Cultural and Natural Heritage Day, He Zuohuan, performer and the national representative inheritor of Hubei Pingshu, a local art form of storytelling in Wuhan dialect, was awarded as the "China's Intangible Cultural Heritage Person of the Year 2021."
Qintai Art Gallery to open by the end of 2022
The entire exterior of Qintai Art Gallery has been unveiled, as its engineering quality has completed inspection and approval. In aerial photos, the roof looks like white terraces nestled by Yuehu Lake.
"Someday we may use 'Dusk at Qintai Art Gallery' to define a certain kind of scenery," said Liu Yichun, designer of the gallery.
(Edited by Ye Shiyu)