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Forum highlights old town development

(chinadaily.com.cn)

The 11h Chinese Renowned Towns Forum took place in Zhouzhuang town, Kunshan city, East China’s Jiangsu province on Dec 1 to 3.

The forum attracted nearly 100 guests nationwide including government officials, experts and business representatives, to explore the topics that revolve round the better protection and development of old towns in China.

The forum was initiated by the Kunshan government in 2008.

Zhouzhuang, an ancient water town is noted for noted for its profound cultural background, the well preserved ancient residential houses and the elegant watery views. It has been dubbed as the "Venice of the East".

Forum highlights old town development

The 11h Chinese Renowned Towns Forum takes place in Zhouzhuang town, Kunshan city, East China’s Jiangsu province on Dec 1 to 3. [Photo/Xinhua]

Forum highlights old town development

A visitor takes a selfie while touring Zhouzhuang on Dec 2. [Photo/Xinhua]

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