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source: www.news.cn Daksha Sheth dance troupe performance

Shanghai: India has been designated as a guest country for the first time in the 17-year history of the China Shanghai International Arts Festival, where an Indian culture week was inaugurated on Friday.

Named ‘India in Shanghai’, the culture week was inaugurated by Indian Ambassador Ashok K Kantha along with Vice Chair of The Standing Committee of the Shanghai Municipal People’s Congress, Zhong Yanqun, said the Indian Consulate in Shanghai in a statement.

Leading government officials from Shanghai and neighbouring cities attended the inauguration, along with leading personalities from the field of art and culture, local newspaper and television channel heads, university members and think tanks, representatives of Chinese and Indian companies as well as leading members of Indian diaspora, the statement said.

The decision to include India as a guest country followed the high level of importance attached by the leaders of India and China on promoting people-to-people linkages and interactions, as well as strengthening cultural exchanges between the two nations, the statement said.

The best of contemporary Indian arts were showcased at the India Culture Week.

The event included dance performances by the Daksha Sheth dance group, Bollywood extravaganza, tribal music by Rajasthan Josh and an exhibition called ‘Forms of Devotion’.

(Inputs from PTI)

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Shanghai Disney Resort Becomes Home to over 90 Kinds of Birds

The park, adjacent to the Disneyland and the hotels, was built for visitors to get close to nature

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Some birds, which only frequent western or northern China, will fly south to the Wishing Star Park in the resort during winter. Pixabay

More than 90 kinds of birds have settled in a wetland park at the Shanghai Disney Resort, authorities said on Monday.

“Some birds, which only frequent western or northern China, will fly south to the Wishing Star Park in the resort during winter,” said Jason Fischer, a bird expert.

The park, adjacent to the Disneyland and the hotels, was built for visitors to get close to nature, Xinhua news agency.

Consisting of a lake as well as coastal wetlands, bushes and woods, it provides a favourable living environment for animals.

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ore than 90 kinds of birds have settled in a wetland park at the Shanghai Disney Resort. Pixabay

“The Shanghai resort combines the experience of bird conservation in the US with the characteristics of Chinese visitors, to create a bird protection land more suitable here,” Jason said.

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Opened in 2016, the resort is a joint venture between the Walt Disney Company and Shanghai Shendi Group. It is the first Disney resort destination on the Chinese mainland and the sixth in the world. (IANS)