Huangqiao Town, China's hometown of violin

Source: Xinhua| 2018-04-20 21:53:12|Editor: ZX
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Aerial photo taken on March 29, 2018 shows a violin-shaped theme park in Huangqiao Town of Taixing City, east China's Jiangsu Province. About 5 billion yuan (about 795 million U.S. dollars) are expected to be invested in the construction of a musical theme town. Huangqiao Town, once a revolutionary base area, has recently gained the fame of "China's hometown of violin". "There are over 220 violin manufacturers and violin accessories companies here with more than 30,000 employees in the musical instrument industry. Over 700,000 violins are produced here every year, accounting for about 70 percent of the total numbers of violins made in China and 30 percent of that in the world. "Wang Xiaoyun, mayor of Huangqiao Town said. Violins produced in Huangqiao have been exported to more than 90 countries in the Europe and America so far. The annual output value has reached 2.4 billion yuan (about 381.6 million U.S. dollars). Apart from making violins, musical education has been promoted around the town. Wang Xiaoyun expects the town to develop into a music land covering aspects of musical culture, innovation enterprises, education and lifestyle. (Xinhua/Li Xiang)

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