Business Wire

Zhejiang Kaihua Root Carving Art Shines at 76th Venice International Film Festival

Share

This year’s star-filled Venice International Film set the stage to showcase film works, filmmaking talent, and the best film shooting locations in China. Among these, Kaihua county, a mountainous county in China’s Zhejiang Province, caught the audience’s imagination with its unique and historic root carving art.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190902005125/en/

Head of Kaihua County Lu Xiaguang (right), Kaihua root carving master Xu Guqing (left) presented a gift to Head of International Department of ANICA Roberto Stabile (Photo: Business Wire)

Head of Kaihua County Lu Xiaguang (right), Kaihua root carving master Xu Guqing (left) presented a gift to Head of International Department of ANICA Roberto Stabile (Photo: Business Wire)

Audiences learned that Kaihua’s root carving dates back to the Tang Dynasty at “China’s Best Film Shooting Locations” on August 29, as part of the annual “Focus on China” event held during the Venice International Film Festival.

According to Mr. Lu Xiaguang, Mayor of Kaihua County, the heritage of root carving art has a history of centuries in China. As time went by, it has become not only more creative and exquisite but also more integrated into modern life and the urban landscape.

With the growing appeal of root carving art, Kaihua is attracting more foreign tourists and gaining international recognition. Engaging in international exchange, the county collected long-forgotten tree roots from around China and neighboring countries, and transformed them into art works that can return to their places of origin with a new lease of life. In this way, Kaihua has developed its own “Belt and Road” of root carving that boosts its local tourism and global linkages, Lu said.

Besides root carving, Kaihua also boasts a rich cultural heritage such as Qigao, the so-called “Oriental Pizza,” and some local folk dances, he noted.

At the event, an Italian couple named Roberto and Serena who have formed a special bond with Kaihua root carving art since 15 years ago due to the work on its exhibitions, told the audience that they were impressed by not only the high value and pure natural essence of the art works, but also the hospitality of local people.

Extending the invitation to the world filmmakers and people at the event, Mr. Xu Guqing, a master artist of root carving, hopes that this artistic legacy can provide inspiration and material for their creativity and adventure.

This is the 4th year that “Focus on China” was held as a side event at the Venice International Film Festival, with an aim to enhance the cultural exchange between China and Italy and facilitate China-EU cooperation in filmmaking and trade.

Contact information

Xinhuanet Europe
Wei Wang
wangwei@xinhuaeurope.com

About Business Wire

Business Wire
Business Wire
24 Martin Lane
EC4R 0DR London

+44 20 7626 1982http://www.businesswire.co.uk

(c) 2018 Business Wire, Inc., All rights reserved.

Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in multiplatform press release distribution.

Subscribe to releases from Business Wire

Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Latest releases from Business Wire

Bermuda Confirmed as a Global Leader in the Fight Against Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism and Proliferation17.1.2020 21:11:00 CETPress release

Bermuda’s regulatory regime has been assessed by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF), and the global inter-governmental Financial Action Task Force (FATF), and confirmed for having some of the highest international standards when it comes to combatting money laundering and the financing of terrorism and proliferation. The mutual evaluation report (MER) of Bermuda’s systems and framework, published today by the CFATF, highlights the outstanding work that has been done to comply with the FATF 40 Recommendations, used by 180 governments to protect the integrity of the international financial system. Of the more than 75 MERs published to date, Bermuda ranks first against the Technical compliance requirements, with 39 of the 40 Recommendations rated as Compliant or Largely Compliant, is in the top six for overall level of effectiveness and one of only two jurisdictions with a high level of effectiveness in relation to its risk assessment and domestic coordination mechanisms. S

Moody’s Analytics Wins an Artificial Intelligence Award17.1.2020 13:00:00 CETPress release

Moody’s Analytics, a global provider of financial intelligence, has won the Best Financial Services AI Solution category at the 2019 Artificial Intelligence Awards. We won this award for the QUIQspread™ solution, which helps institutions automate the spreading of financial statements. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200117005191/en/ Our extensive financial spreading expertise and data resources are at the heart of the QUIQspread tool, which uses machine learning to understand an institution’s financial data spreading policies. Increased accuracy, shorter processing times, and lower costs are achieved as the tool gets smarter with every spread. As a software-as-a-service platform, QUIQspread is scalable with business growth. It contains data on the financials of more than 22 million private firms, which immediately helps it to improve spreading accuracy. The QUIQspread tool easily integrates with clients’ inter

L&T Technology Services Reports a 10% Increase in Q3FY20 Net Profit17.1.2020 12:36:00 CETPress release

L&T Technology Services Limited (BSE: 540115, NSE: LTTS), India’s leading pure-play engineering services company, announced its results for the third quarter ended December 31, 2019. Highlights for Q3FY20 include: USD Revenue at $199 million; growth of 7% YoY Revenue at Rs 14,230 million; growth of 8% YoY EBIT margin at 16.8%; up 30bps YoY Net profit at Rs 2,041 million; growth of 10% YoY During the quarter, LTTS won 9 multi-million dollar deals across all major industry segments which includes 2 deals having TCV of USD30mn+ each. On a YoY basis, LTTS has increased its USD20mn+ clients by 2 and its USD10mn+ clients by 4. “Q3 results were consistent with our expectations. We had a strong performance in three segments - Transportation, Plant Engineering, and Medical Devices that are each growing in excess of 20% on YoY basis. Digital & leading-edge technologies - the growth driver for ER&D, contributed to 41% of Q3 revenues and grew by 29% YoY. We are seeing a new set of opportunities as

Schlumberger Announces Full-Year and Fourth-Quarter 2019 Results17.1.2020 11:50:00 CETPress release

Schlumberger Limited (NYSE: SLB) today reported results for full-year 2019 and the fourth quarter of 2019. Full-Year Results (Stated in millions, except per share amounts) Twelve Months Ended Change Dec. 31, 2019 Dec. 31, 2018 Year-on-year Revenue $32,917 $32,815 0% Income (loss) before taxes - GAAP basis $(10,418 ) $2,624 n/m Pretax segment operating income* $3,978 $4,187 -5% Pretax segment operating margin* 12.1 % 12.8 % -68 bps Net income (loss) - GAAP basis $(10,137 ) $2,138 n/m Net income, excluding charges & credits* $2,054 $2,261 -9% Diluted EPS (loss per share) - GAAP basis $(7.32 ) $1.53 n/m Diluted EPS, excluding charges and credits* $1.47 $1.62 -9% Full-Year Revenue by Area North America $10,843 11,984 -10% Latin America 4,149 3,745 11% Europe/CIS/Africa 7,683 7,158 7% Middle East & Asia 10,017 9,543 5% Other 225 385 n/m $32,917 $32,815 0% North America revenue $10,843 $11,984 -10% International revenue $21,849 $20,446 7% North America revenue, excluding Cameron $8,525 $9,55

H.I.G. Capital Invests in Luxury Complex Near Venice17.1.2020 11:46:00 CETPress release

H.I.G. Capital, LLC ("H.I.G."), a leading global private equity investment firm with over $35 billion of equity capital under management, announced today that one of its affiliates has recently completed an investment in Portopiccolo, a state of the art, self-contained luxury complex near Venice which includes 203 high-end residential apartments, a five-star hotel with a spa and 110 marina berths. Terms were not disclosed. H.I.G. continues to add to its sizeable holdings of real estate assets across Europe, consisting of both equity as well as debt investments, with a focus on its target market of value-add small and midcap opportunities. Riccardo Dallolio, Managing Director and Head of H.I.G. Realty Partners Europe, commented: “This marks our 10th real estate investment in Italy. The Italian real estate markets represent a key part of our European value-add strategy and we continue to actively look at opportunities in the small/midcap sector across the capital structure.” Gabriele Mag

Philip Morris International Recognized for Business Excellence in 4th Annual One Planet Awards17.1.2020 11:21:00 CETPress release

Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE: PM) has been recognized among this year’s most awarded winners in the One Planet Awards program, an initiative acknowledging business and professional excellence in industries around the world. The company earned four awards for its achievements in delivering a smoke-free future from the more than 50 judges, who represent a wide spectrum of global industry experts. PMI received Gold awards in the Achievement of the Year in Diversity and Milestone of the Year categories in recognition of becoming the first multinational company to achieve global EQUAL-SALARY certification; PMI’s president of South & Southeast Asia, Stacey Kennedy, was awarded Gold in the Woman of the Year in Business & the Professions category; and the company earned a Grand Trophy for being among this year’s most-awarded winners. “We are passionate about our work at PMI to achieve a smoke-free future and make better alternatives to cigarettes available for men and women who