Editor’s Note: Zhuhai is in the southwest of the Pearl River estuary in Guangdong Province, with Hong Kong in the east and Macao in the south. It has always prioritized ecological and cultural development. The city is the only city in China to be named one of the top 40 national tourism destinations for its overall cityscape.
Zhuhai has a long history in development of the exhibition industry in China. Within years of its progress, Zhuhai has been the host of different events. Let’s get a close look at major cultural and sports events this year in the city.
The 2017 Zhuhai Tennis Open was held at the Hengqin International Tennis Center from March 4 to 12, gathering renowned domestic and overseas pros.
Czech Denisa Allertova earned the women's singles trophy by beating Zheng Saisai of Shaanxi Province 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 in the final set. Top-seed Russian Evgeny Evgenyevich Donskoy took the men's title, downing defending Zhuhai Open champion Thomas Fabiano of Italy 6-3, 6-4.
A whirlwind of speed hit the track at the Zhuhai International Circuit (ZIC) on March 18 and 19 when the 2017 Pan Delta Super Racing Festival Spring Race got underway.
The action-packed event featured fast-paced racing in the form of Circuit Hero Series, Superbikes, Asian Formula Renault, auto show, food festival, drunk driving simulative experience, and interactive activities. Top overseas players enhanced the level of competition and offered an opportunity for domestic players to study and progress.
The Hengqin Phoenix Tree Open of the China LPGA Tour on March 23 drew a hundred golfers from 12 countries and regions. The female athletes vied for a 500,000-yuan ($72,600) bonus prize in three rounds of competitions over three days.
This is the fourth consecutive year for the China Ladies Professional Golfers Association CLPG Tour to stage the event at Orient (Zhuhai) Golf Country Club in Hengqin New Area. After each match, players will acquire integrals that will be added to their rankings.
More than 30 elite musicians from seven countries prepare to bring their distinctive folk music to the Beishan World Music Festival about to be held at Beishan Outdoor Square in Nanping Town on April 22-23.
Besides music, the festival will also provide colorful recreational activities and stages for children. Professionals from Zhuhai, Hong Kong, and Macao will jointly hold a Guangdong-Macao Art & Design Exchange Exhibition with college student entrepreneurs to imbue an artistic atmosphere.
The Tour of China International Road Cycling Race (Zhuhai Area) is a high-level international competition representing a national brand. It has come to Zhuhai for the third year and was held in Hengqin New Area on Sept 25 last year.
Some 220 riders of 22 professional teams certified by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) from 17 countries and regions participated. Including working staff for competition operations and broadcasting, the total number of people involved was about 900, a spokesperson announced.
Both local and foreign bands offer the audience a range of rock, indie pop and punk rhythms at this cultural tourism brand and international music event in Zhuhai.
Since the first Beach Music Festival in October 2003, the gala has been staged on the beach of Xianglu Bay during the National Day Golden Week holiday in October each year. Tens of thousands of visitors sing and dance together with the bands on several stages.
Tough competitions will converge at the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Elite Trophy Zhuhai at the Hengqin International Tennis Center from Oct 31 to Nov 5 this year.
The game is the highest-level tennis tournament in South China and ranks 3rd in China’s women tennis events. The WTA has customized the top-level tournament for Zhuhai since 2015 and has committed to the venue for five consecutive years.
The 2017 National Sailing Championships will be held on Xianglu Bay in Xiangzhou District of Zhuhai from Nov 10 to 20 this year.
The annual event, founded in 2011, is one of the country’s largest and most influential sporting events. Various teams from different provinces, autonomous regions, cities, and the People’s Liberation Army will vie in the elite aquatics competition this year.
The China International Circus Festival is a state-approved international competition and cultural exchange. It is co-hosted by the Ministry of Culture and the Guangdong People's Government, and co-organized by Zhuhai’s Municipal People's Government and Guangdong Chimelong Group.
The Third China International Circus Festival was held at Chimelong Hengqin Theater on Nov 18-26 last year and the timetable for the fourth session this year has not been decided yet.