Look! This temperament city of reading and innovation at the same time
Xinhua News Agency, Shenzhen, November 14, by wire: look! This temperament city of reading and innovation at the same time
Xinhua News Agency reporter Li Xiaoling
Every November for 20 years, Shenzhen residents will usher in the annual "Cultural Carnival"-Shenzhen Reading month. As the window of China's reform and opening up, Shenzhen has unswervingly promoted national reading, nurtured humanistic spirit and shaped cultural self-confidence in the past 20 years.
Shenzhen is a fast-paced city, where the strong voice of "time is money, efficiency is life" once blew to the whole country. Young Shenzhen has been jokingly called the "cultural desert" for its lack of cultural heritage. The economy can grow rapidly, but culture can only accumulate slowly. The final formation of a city temperament, determines the sustainability and influence of urban development, is the cultural form and cultural vitality of the city.
Reform and opening up has led to the economic take-off of Shenzhen and the development of culture. While focusing on economic indicators, Shenzhen began to pay attention to the spiritual life of its citizens. Shenzhen chose to promote national reading as the main measure to nourish the spirit, so that Shenzhen in the book temperament gradually sublimated.
In Shenzhen, block book houses and characteristic bookstores can be seen everywhere. The super-large book city is also in the lead, and the whole city is permeated with a strong reading atmosphere. The library is always full, young people line up to read books, the head of the book city surges on weekends, and book fairs in all kinds of book markets set a national record. Warm and comfortable reading scenes can be seen everywhere in Shenzhen. In 2013, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) awarded Shenzhen the title of "Model City for Global Reading for all".
With the citizens' enthusiasm for reading and desire for knowledge, after 20 years of Shenzhen Reading month, is the starting point of national reading activities, but also become an important brand of reading activities. Innovation drives development and culture drives innovation. Reading month allows reading to cast the cultural genes of an immigrant city and the unfailing innovative vitality of the SAR.
The 20 years of study month is the key period for the formation of Shenzhen culture. Reading activates the strong creativity of the city, improves the style and features of the city, promotes the taste and cultural connotation of the city, forms a pluralistic, open, inclusive and innovative urban temperament, and increases the attractiveness and competitiveness of the city.
With the continuous presentation of new business cards of SAR culture, Shenzhen has gradually become a cultural blue sea of advanced design and fashion creativity. The cultural and creative industry rooted in humanities and thick soil injects living water into the sustainable development of Shenzhen. As a result, Shenzhen, which "sets up a cultural city", has become one of the top 10 cities in the world in terms of competitiveness.
On the one hand is still water deep current reading, on the other hand is the passion overflowing innovation. Shenzhen is accompanied by books and incense along the road of building a "model of urban civilization" and "a benchmark for people's livelihood" and a pilot demonstration zone for building socialism with Chinese characteristics.