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Tengchong: A culture town near scenic Mt. Gaoligong
Yunnan Gateway 2020-04-27 11:09:30


Influenced by the Confucian philosophy, Tengchong has traditionally valued education.




Following the fall of the Qing Dynasty, an array of cultural celebrities emulated each other in the area, including Zhang Wenguang, Yunnan leader in the 1911 Revolutionary; Li Genyuan, a founding father of the Republic of China; and Ai Siqi, a philosopher embracing Marxism.




Sitting in the tri-junction of southwest China, ASEAN and South Asia, Tengchong has been a hub for jade trading and processing for around 600 years.




And in the Chinese Anti-Japanese War, Tengchong formed the frontline in defeating the enemies who entered Yunnan from Myanmar in the early 1940s. And the founding of the PRC brings a brand new life to folks in Gaoligong region.




Before the 2020 Spring Festival, president Xi Jinping paid a visit to Tengchong, encouraging locals to pursue an even better life and expecting the area to be a top destination for healthy life style.

Source; Yunnan Net; trans-editing by Wang Shixue



 
 
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