(Shanxi, Nov. 21st) On Nov. 21st, 2012, DeTao President Mr. John Xia went on a visit to Pingyao, Shanxi Province, with Professor Haim Dotan, DeTao Master of Pioneer Ecological Architect & Poet, and Professor Matsuda Tadanori, DeTao Master of Hot Spring Therapy. They inspected the local hot spring and tourism resources. Mr. Zhang Pu, Party Chief of Jinzhong city, Mr. Wu Qinghai, the mayor, Mr. Wang Jianzhong, member of the Standing Committee of the Municipal Party Committee, Mr. Chen Dingtang, Secretary General of the Municipal Government, welcomed their visit and hosted a banquet in their honor.
Mr. Xue Peijian, Party Chief of the Shanghai Media & Entertainment Group and Chairman of Board of Shanghai Institute of Visual Art, Mr. Guo Lei, President of Shanghai Jingwen Properties Group, Mr. Luo Kai, Chairman of Shanghai East China Design, and Mr. Zhang Yuehan, its General Manager, also joined the visit.
Municipal officials of Jinzhong City warmly welcoming DeTao senior executives and DeTao Masters
(From left to right: Professor and Mrs. Tadanori, Mr. Zhang Pu, President Xia, Mayor Wu Qinghai and Professor Dotan)
On that day, President Xia and Professor Tadanori inspected the hot spring resources in Pingyao, accompanied by Mr. Wei Mingxi, County Magistrate of Pingyao, Mr. Cao Zhisheng, Deputy Magistrate of the county, and Mr. Liu Jiguo, Director of the County Office. Professor Tadanori examined and analyzed the mouth of spring and the water quality of the spring for building detailed data log. According to him, the hot spring water is rich in mineral, a rarely seen quality of hot spring. But the overall development of the hot spring was still at its initial stage. President Xia told that the further measurement and estimation of its water reserve is needed, also the area surrounding the mouth of the spring should be well preserved. Further study and assessment of how to develop the hot spring resource in Pingyao is required before a report was produced for technical consultation.
DeTao Master of Hot Spring Therapy Professor Matsuda Tadanori making measurement of Pingyao hot spring
On the morning of Nov. 22nd, President Xia and DeTao Masters visited Pingyao Ancient City, accompanied by Ms. Hu Yan, Deputy Director of Pingyao Merchants Bureau. Pingyao Ancient City is a cultural city with a history of over 2700 years. It is one of China’s four most well-preserved ancient cities. It is the only ancient town in China that made to the world heritage list for its well-preservance. The charm of traditional Chinese culture in Pingyao Ancient City has impressed tourists deeply, giving it huge potential for the tourism development. Leaders of both sides agreed on future consultations about the cooperation possibilities of developing the hot spring and the tourism industry of Pingyao.