Virtual anniversary event
Brunswick and Zhuhai are celebrating their tenth twinning anniversary this year. Due to the Corona pandemic and the resulting travel restrictions, no mutual visits or student exchange meetings have been taking place since last year. So the two sister cities produced a virtual anniversary event with musical performances and impressions from both towns. Introduced by greetings from both cities, young musicians present a varied programme, supplemented by film footage from Braunschweig and Zhuhai. From Braunschweig, pupils of the Municipal Music School, the Belcanto Children's and Youth Choir of the Braunschweig State Theatre and the Youth Symphony Orchestra of the Municipal Music School in cooperation with the Braunschweig State Orchestra contribute to the virtual anniversary event, which has been posted on the YouTube channel of the City of Braunschweig.
Ten years of town twinning Braunschweig - Zhuhai/China
The town twinning between Braunschweig and Zhuhai/China has existed for ten years. To honour this anniversary, a path located by the pond in Kiryat Tivon Park was named “Zhuhai Embankment”.
Mayor Annegret Ihbe, Councillor Holger Herlitschke and the Vice-President of the German-Chinese Society of Braunschweig, Andreas Heinrich, together ceremoniously unveiled the sign on the shore, which from now on refers to the town twinning with the city of Zhuhai, located in the Pearl River Delta in southern China. Greetings from Zhuhai and from the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Hamburg were read out.
Due to the Corona pandemic and the resulting travel restrictions, no mutual visits or student exchange encounters could take place since last year.
Therefore, Zhuhai and Braunschweig are producing a virtual anniversary event with musical performances and impressions from both cities, which will be published soon.
40th anniversary of Zhuhai Special Economic Zone
On August 26, 1980, Zhuhai was declared one of the first special economic zones (SEZ) in China. For the anniversary celebrations „40 Years of Zhuhai Special Economic Zone” Lord Mayor Ulrich Markurth sent a video message to the city of Zhuhai. No celebrations with personal encounters being possible due to the pandemic, the city of Zhuhai presented the greetings and image films of its various twin cities on the façade of the Zhuhai Opera House during a public event. An exhibition on the twin cities and a number of activities such as a quiz on Zhuhai’s twin cities completed the festivities.
Extracts of the greeting message and of the promotional film on Braunschweig were also shown on local television.
Please click here to read an English-language article on Zhuhai’s website covering the 40th anniversary of Zhuhai Special Economic Zone.
If you are interested in our activities in 2019, please have a look at the annual review or get in touch with us.