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  • Report Performance Launched in Fenglin for Summer Vacation

    On August 17th, a report performance on the theme of “Fasten the First Button of Life” was staged in the Fenglin Community. The whole show was a summary of what was "learned, thought, and pondered" of the Fenglin youth in this summer. Programs such as "Promoting Red Culture, Communicating Patriotism" and "Promoting Traditional Classics, Exhibiting Young Power" looked to cultivate and practice the core values ​​of socialism, and guide the Fenglin youth to be kind-hearted, loyal to country, and become young people with dreams and responsibilities. As early as two months ago, the recruitment of the "Fengqu Family Angel Choir" was launched. Through the selection by schools, WeChat registration, telephone registration and other channels, Fenglin Street recruited dozens of children who were recognized as the “best singers” of the sub-district. Starting from the vocal and gesture training, teachers from Shanghai Conservatory of Music conducted ten training sessions, and the children of two age groups performed chorus of the "Little Stars" and "Young Pioneers Song", successfully giving their debut. As member of this coaching team, Cao Yongguan, who graduated from the Music Education Graduate School of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, said, “The ten sessions are not too many, but the children’s performances were very successful. I hope they can learn to cooperate and enjoy music.” On the same day, the “Fengya Kunyin” Kunqu “Dan” basic training class, conducted by Linglin Middle School, also completed their first public performance, presenting a beautiful scene for the audience, a selection of the "Peony Pavilion Garden". In addition, representatives of Fenglin’s most beautiful families, the children of the summer care class and the volunteer university students also brought the story share of "My Home", an revised version of the classic children’s song "Xiao Di Lei", and the traditional dance "Ban Hu Sha".(Source: Xuhui News and Publication Center)

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  • At Qixi, Xuhui Children Experience Traditional Ceremonial Rituals

    "In the night of Qixi (Chinese Valentine’s Day), Niulang and Zhinv Meet on the Magpie Bridge. Girls pray to Zhinv so desperately that they have used up all the red silk,” so depicts in a traditional Chinese poem. Qixi Festival, also known as the "Qiaoqiao Festival", is a traditional Chinese celebration. As recorded in "Xijing Zaji", girls in Han Dynasty pierced seven holes on their clothes on this day and would wear beautiful new clothes to pray for wisdom, beauty and dexterity in needlework in the courtyard. The praying methods differ in different parts of China, while the most common ones are needling and competition with small items. In order to promote traditional culture, inherit traditional folk customs, and further establish cultural confidence, on the occasion of the upcoming festival, Xuhui District Cultural Center invited Zigui Cultural Communication Studio to hold the Han Costume and Etiquette Experience at Caohejing Cultural Center, as part of the “Colorful Children’s Fun in Xuhui” summer vacation series activities. This activity, in line with the speculations from Shanghai Municipal Civilization Committee on organizing the “Our Festival” series of themed activities, was held by Xuhui to carry out the Chinese cultural activities during the important traditional festivals, vigorously disseminate and promote the outstanding Chinese traditional culture, and cultivate and practice the socialist core values. The 15 lucky children who signed up on the WeChat public account of Xuhui Cultural Center participated in the event. On the day of the event, the children experienced a traditional ceremony of the girl's pray to Zhinv—pierce seven holes with needle on the lotus root, compete on the floating needle in the copper basin, make DIY crafts based on material packages and tutorials, and write down their wishes on card and pray for wisdom. Finally, the organizer selected a girl to wear the Han costume, revitalizing the subtle, slender, gentle beauty of a young Han girl. After the event, the children expressed their wish to have more opportunities for such an entertaining experience, because they not only learned a crafting skills, but also learned about the origins and customs of the festival, fully impressed by the profound traditional Chinese culture. The organizers also hope that through such activities, they can better consolidate the Chinese culture, carry forward the essence of the culture, inherit the best of it, and contribute greatly to the revitalization of the Chinese dream in terms of culture building. (Source: Xuhui Cultural Center)

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  • A Unique Summer Vacation for Teenager Volunteers from Tianlin Sub-district

    This summer, teenagers from Tianlin Sub-district have turned into “first-aid volunteers” by taking part in first aid trainings in cases of sunstroke, electronic shock and drowning, and by demonstrating “CPR” and artificial respiration with the help of models. Organized by the Office of Development and Community Volunteer Service Center of Tianlin Sub-district, the opening ceremony of “First-time Buttoning Up in Life” as well as “I’m a Teenage First-aid Volunteer” included in the series of activities of model teenagers from Tianlin Sub-district was held in the activity room of the Community Party Building Service Center of Tianlin Sub-district. More than 20 teenagers from the community participated in the activity to learn first-aid skills. During the opening ceremony, with their right hands highly held, young volunteers took a solemn oath: “I’m willing to become a model teenager of Tianlin Sub-district, by cultivating and observing core socialist values…” After that, all the volunteers were honored with an emblem and a passport. Later, Dr. Liu from Shanghai “Red House” Hospital gave children a lecture on “First Aid Treatment in Daily Life”, vividly explaining to children different methods of first aid on the scene of accidents, including drowning, electric shock, choke and sunstroke. Besides, Dr. Liu also invited children to imitate electric shock so as to demonstrate life-saving skills at critical moments. It’s noteworthy that compared to lectures in previous activities, on-site practice was specially arranged this time, attracting the full attention of the participants. Young volunteers were quite interested in the “medical dummy” Dr. Liu brought to the lecture. Though their imitation of movements looked clumsy and level of force they shall press on the dummies was not up to standard at first, no one quitted and kept on the practicing. After being taught hand by hand by Dr. Liu, children became more confident and familiar with the right movements. At last, every one of them managed to perform rescue breathing in the administration of CPR. It is known that the emergency lecture is part of series of activities held by Tianlin Sub-district Office of Development under the theme of “First-time Buttoning Up in Life”. The series of activities combine theory with practice and is aimed at creating a unique volunteer experience for teenagers. In the next three weeks, three other activities, i.e. “I’m a Messenger for Animals”, “I’m a Group Leader of Our Apartment Building” and “I’m a Caring Angel”, are to be participated by the teenagers.(Source: xuhuibao.com; By Geng Jieyu)

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  • Beauty of Xuhui: Building Best Service for CIIE

    The first China International Import Expo (CIIE) is to be launched in 100 days; on the afternoon of July 30th, "Beauty in Xuhui: A District Full of Care” and the Discovery of the Best Service Window event was held at Liang Space and Zhongshuge Bookstore, both of which were once rated as a “Most Beautiful Bookstore”. This is the third themed activity on CIIE by Xuhui following the Import Expo, held in Xuhui District, following the "Xuhui Commitment" in May and the "Window of Civilization: Embracing the Import Expo" in June. More than 100 people participated in the activity, including representatives from the Shanghai General Office of Civilization, Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce, commissions, offices and bureaus in Xuhui, senior officials from sub-districts and towns, staff members from windows in service industries and members of volunteer teams. At the event the “Discovery of the Best Service Window” was officially launched, to mobilize all people in service windows in the region to actively prepare for the CIIE and better meet the demands of Chinese and foreign guests. Artist Song Huaiqiang led the grassroots window service staff to perform original poem "Kindness, Beauty and Discovery in Xuhui" to fully demonstrate their style. The comedy "Faster and More Convenient" reflects Xuhui's pioneering test on "Internet + Government Affairs" and strict punishment in the "Traffic Remediation", which triggered a strong resonance among the citizens. During the event, the model traffic police actively responded to the voices of the people and advocated civilized travel. Also, the staff of the administrative service center teamed up with intelligent robots to vividly introduce the Xuhui paradigm of the government service “On One Single Platform”. Ten window service units were awarded the honorary title of “The Best Service Window” in Xuhui District. In 2017, Xuhui District was awarded the National Civilized City. Nowadays, Xuhui, which brings together historical heritage of Longhua, and cultural preservation of Xujiahui and the latest development of the West Bund, is welcoming the arrival of CIIE with the highest standards, the strongest expression, the most appropriate action, the best image and the best reputation. As the busiest hub for transportation, the Shanghai South Railway Station relies on the “Xinshang” Leifeng Service Station to serve thousands of passengers, and has equipped specialists at major service posts to provide bilingual services to facilitate domestic and foreign travelers. 60 civilization guides from the Xujiahui business district have also been fully employed to improve service and enhance the “Shanghai shopping” experience. In the meantime, the Xuhui Food and Drug Supervision departments have made every effort to facilitate the comprehensive management of unlicensed food business, and vigorously promote the creation of credible restaurants and trustworthy supermarkets.(Source: Xuhui General Office of Civilization; photograph by Zhu Liang)

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  • Xuhui Riverside Area Launches 1st Runner Volunteer Team

    Relics of phased-out sites and high tower cranes in Xuhui Riverside Area revealed its previous glory as the busiest industrial wharf and the best airport in East Asia. Nowadays, it is a waterfront venue where the public enjoy everyday life and a great run. Upon the completion of projects spanning both banks of Huangpu River, Xuhui Riverside Area has become an ideal place for runners and nicknamed as “the most enjoyable running venue”, with luxuriant trees, fragrance of flowers, and birds’ tweets. It is a delightful experience to run along the riverside in summer nights, with lamps dotting the bunds and frequent breezes. To improve residents and visitors' experience in the area, encourage volunteer spirit and enhance Xuhui's achievements as a national civilized district by involving runners in related efforts. Xuhui District’s Spiritual Civilization Development Steering Commission Office, Xuhui Public Security Comprehensive Management Commission Office, Riverside Administration Committee and Adidas Runbase recruited the 1st batch of 50 runners to form a volunteer team. On the morning of Jul. 21, 2018, the kick-off ceremony for the volunteer program “Riverside Run Experience” was held in the area's Adidas Runbase. Officials from Shanghai Spiritual Civilization Development Steering Commission Office, district governmental officials, the head of Shanghai West Bund Group, and representatives of runner, security and safety volunteers attended the ceremony. At the ceremony, 21 runner volunteers in running gears took a vow that they will the advocator of civilized sprit by protecting the environment and facilities, abiding rules, and helping each other. Civilized Behavior Convention for Residents and Visitors in Xuhui Riverside Area and Eight Don’ts were released to guide residents and visitors in public space protection, which will be instrumental to the upcoming AI World 2018· West Bund Summit and the 1st China International Import Expo. As the first 24/7 charity run-base in China, Adidas Runbase has been providing free lockers, changing and resting, emergency, running tips and other services since its official opening in the area. At the opening ceremony, Jiang Ming, the deputy director of Shanghai Spiritual Civilization Development Steering Commission Office awarded "district volunteer base" to the runbase, which will serve as the platform for volunteer programs, facilitate routine operations and volunteer-related functions, namely recruiting, exchange, services, exhibition and contact.(source: Xuhui District's Spiritual Civilization Development Steering Commission Office; photographer: Zhu Liang)

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