A beautiful name can conjure up wonderful imagery; a beautiful place can take on boundless and splendid scenery; ordinary people can collectively construct an enchanting hometown. This is Huairou District, in the northeast of Beijing. With a 1,300-year historical and cultural record, Huairou is known as the “shining pearl in suburban Beijing.”
In Huairou District, the mountains stretch endlessly and clear rivers meander through the valleys; there are numerous places of great interest with rich historical culture. In ancient Chinese, “huai” means “come,” and “rou” means “conciliate.” The combination of the two characters “huai” and “rou” means“to administer and win people over by virtue, to unite all ethnic groups and to achieve integrated development.” In modern Chinese, “huai” means generosity and daring; “rou” means vision and kindness.This ideal is well presented through the verse “indulgent treatment of men from a distance and the kindly cherishing of the princes of the states” in the Zhong Yong (Doctrine of the Mean) chapter of Liji (Book of Rites). Cultural inheritance and humanistic spirit in Huairou District embody Beijing Spirit Patriotism, Innovation, Inclusiveness
The unique scenery in Huairou is more than green mountains and clear lakes; ambiance is more than celebrated customs and simple folklore; Though one can savour delicacies and travel widely, it is not possible for one person to know all the stories of Huairou, which is a key district of Beijing Municipality, contributing to building Beijing into a World City with Chinese characteristics. Huairou is progressing. In 2014, Huairou District’s Yanqi Hu will be the venue for the 22nd informal leadership meeting of APEC, the leading organisation for economic cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region.
Thus, focusing on landscape and folklore, we offer an introduction of Huairou District to you, our readers. Let us approach Huairou, appreciate Huairou, witness the development of Huairou and look forward to visiting Huairou!
Welcome to Beijing. Welcome to Huairou.
Introduction to the Tiantan Awards
Selection for the Tiantan Awards of the Competition Section of the 5th Beijing International Film Festival involves four steps: film entry, nomination, final selection, and the awards ceremony. The Organizing Committee of the Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF) solicits the highest caliber of films from both China and throughout the international community, from which the Film Selection Committee nominates entrants for the coveted Tiantan Awards. Following final selection according to award procedure for evaluation of Tiantan Awards in each category by the International Competition Jury, official results will be announced at the awards ceremony on the evening of April 23.
Throughout the selection process, the Organizing Committee fully carries out the core idealistic and aesthetic values of “Beauty in Variety, Harmony in Diversity” on which the award is founded. With the highest standards, the festival gathers the cream of the international film community. Its global vision, humanistic sentiment, and impartial selection process allow the festival to select works of great international significance. We have striven to establish the Tiantan Awards as the spirit of the Beijing International Film Festival, and as the core catalyst for further increasing the festival’s prestige.
“Beauty in Variety, Harmony in Diversity” are the core values of the Tiantan Awards. “Beauty in Variety” represents respect for cultural diversity, including both developing one’s own culture and respecting those of the others, and aims to promote mutual cultural reflection and the common development and prosperity of human civilization. “Harmony in Diversity” reflects the common global ideals of harmonious development and cooperative mutual benefits. These values work together to carry out the festival’s guiding principles of “Share the Screen, Shape the Future” and realize the orientation and objective of the Tiantan Awards, putting Beijing, Chinese, and global film communities in dialogues with each other, allowing them to support each other’s success and promote the ideal of harmonious development of film worldwide.