Changji Prefecture strengthens urbanization construction by adding more cultural content. To boost the cultural sector is also a main task decided on the 8th party congress of CPC Xinjiang committee that concluded not long ago.
In recent years, Hutubi County has seen a growing economy after readjusting its industrial structure. Its per capita income is among the highest in Xinjiang. The residents live a richer life today, and their demand on cultural life is also rising.
Presently the actors of Xiyanghong Xinjiang Quzi Art Troupe in Hutubi County are busy rehearsing the new opera,Ode to the Homestead. The opera sings about stories in the people's happy life.
In addition, Qitai County has fully explored the essence of commercial culture as a historic city. Now the county has invested six hundred and eighty million yuan in the 1st phase project of its commercial street. It has become a new cultural landmark for the county.
LI FENG BUSINESSMAN
QITAI COMMERCIAL STREET
" The street is full of antique features. I think it has very bright prospects. "
Now the urbanization rate of Changji Prefecture has reached 45%. The local government aims to build a green and pleasant living and working environment for citizens. It will play up cultural elements in the urbanization drive, and highlight different features, such as industry, culture, trade or tourism, in building its cities and counties.