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BJ-HZ Grand Canal

Episode 11: Xuzhou, Jiangsu province

Updated: 2013-10-30
By (chinadaily.com.cn)

As China’s only south-to-north river, the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal has become a legend of both glory and scars in China’s history. Discovering the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal is an 18-episode documentary about a historical and cultural journey. The crew spent one and a half years to explore the 18 cities along the Grand Canal and the whole journey was 1,794-kilometer long. Each episode focusing on one city, the documentary makes a panoramic and deep interpretation about culture, history, scenic spots and customs of these cities.

Built in more than four thousand years ago, Xuzhou has a five-thousand-year cultural history.
In ancient China, there was a saying "One who wins Xuzhou will get whole China in hands".
It is not only the oldest city in Jiangsu, but the earliest civilized city in Jiangsu province.

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