China Cittaslow builds “Gaochun model” in ten years, demonstrating Chinese quality

NANJING, China, Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In July 2010, Angelo Vasaro, the then vice president of the International Cittaslow Alliance, visited Gaochun. He couldn’t help but sigh, “This is really like a slow city.” This is China’s first Cittaslow, Yaxi, Gaochun. In November 2010, Gaochun Yaxi’s “Ecological Journey” passed the certification of the International Cittaslow Alliance, and since then started the “sinicization” of Cittaslow, according to Gaochun International Cittaslow Administrative Committee.

Golden Flower Sea of Gaochun International Cittaslow
Golden Flower Sea of Gaochun International Cittaslow

After ten years of development, Gaochun took “slow” as its soul and formed the concept of “Cittaslow” of “taste slow life and share happiness”, and cultivated the “Mountain Cittaslow” in the east, “Cultural Cittaslow” in the middle, and “Watery Cittaslow” in the west. “Slow” has become Gaochun’s unique landscape and characteristic competitiveness, realizing a whole-region eco-tourism pattern with mountains, greenery, and water systems.

After ten years of

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Top Ten Fashion Trends From the 1940’s


World War II impacted virtually every aspect of American life and fashion was no exception. In 1942, the United States imposed a rationing system similar to the one Great Britain had implemented the previous year, limiting, among other things, the amount of fabric that could be used in a single garment. Materials including wool, silk, leather and a fledgling DuPont Corp. invention called nylon were diverted for use in uniforms, parachutes, shoelaces and even bomber noses.

Jackets could be no more than 25 inches in length, pants no more than 19 inches in circumference at the hem, belts no more than two inches wide and heels no more than an inch in height. Hemlines rose to the knee in an effort to conserve fabric. Buttons, cuffs, pockets and decorative details like ruffles and lace were used sparingly. Women wore shorter, boxy jackets for a V-shaped silhouette reminiscent of military … Read More

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