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Tops of Ningbo: The Pride of China

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Ningbo contains rich historical and cultural connotations and exudes strong modern civilization.

From ancient times to the present, Ningbo people are known to be hardworking, and pragmatic. They have left behind many valuable and important assets, created this picturesque land, and created eye-catching miracles.

Carrying forward the Ningbo spirit of “integrity, pragmatism, openness, and innovation”, further enhances the city’s reputation at home and abroad, and inspire contemporary people’s sense of pride and responsibility.

Ningbo people promote the harmonious development of urban economy and society. Ningbo Post Office specially issued this stamp album of the “Top of China in Ningbo” series.

Port of Ningbo – An Engineering Marvel

The Port of Ningbo-Zhoushan complex has the largest bulk cargo terminal in China. It boosts a modern multi-purpose deep water port consisting of a total of 191 berths including 39 deep water berths with 10,000 and more tonnage.

Hangzhou Bay Bridge

Hangzhou Bay Bridge starts from Cixi of Ningbo in the South and ends on Haiyan of Jiaxing in the North, with a total length of 36 kilometers. After completion, it will be the longest cross-sea bridge in the world.

China’s First Steamship – Paoushun

In 1854, Fei Lunzhi, Li Bianting, and Sheng Zhiguan of Ningbo, through Yang Fang, a comprador of Shanghai Yihe Foreign Company raised 70,000 yuan and purchased a steamship named Paoushun, China’s first ever steamship.

Hangyong (Hangzhou – Ningbo) Expressway

Hangyong (Hangzhou – Ningbo) Expressway was fully operational in December 1996, with a length of 145 kilometers, witha cost of 3.8 billion RMB.  It is the first expressway to be built in a coastal river network belt.

The First Ever Made in China Western Style Suit

In 1904, Wang Ruimo, a tailor of Ningbo Hongbang, spent three days and nights to make the first Western-style suit in China.

The First Sun Yat Sen’s Suit in China

In 1911, a tailor from Ningbo,  Hongbang made the first Sun Yat Sen’s suit in China for Mr Sun Yat Sen.

The First Costume Museum in China

On October 13, 1998, the first costume museum in China – Ningbo Costume Museum was open to the public.  With a great number of originals and pictures on display, the museum showcases the costume evolution of over 7000 years in China.

The First Bulb Made in China

In 1921, Hu Xiyuan from Ningbo, manufactured China’s first incandescent lamp.   In 1923, he established China’s first bulb factory in Shanghai.

The Largest Lighter Manufacturing Enterprise in China

Ningbo Xinhai Electric Co. Ltd is the biggest lighter manufacturing enterprise in China.  It has been ranked number one for 5 consecutive years among China’s lighter export industry and is the first enterprise in China to have taken part in the drafting of the International Lighter Standards.

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