The 15th Nanyang Jade Carving Cultural Festival & 9th Rose Fair opened in Nanyang, central China's Henan province on April 26.
Nanyang was rewarded 1.9 million yuan by the Department of Environmental Protection of Henan Province for excellent air quality in March.
Nanyang has created a new system in which 10 million yuan in government funds were used to buy social insurance for local residents.
A total of 1.25 million tourists who travelled through Nanyang during the Qingming Festival holiday generated 655 million yuan in tourism revenue for the city.
Nanyang received 1.3 million visitors during the Qingming Festival holiday from April 5 to 7 and made 655 million yuan ($104 million) in tourism revenue.
Eighty-seven major projects kicked off in Nanyang during the first quarter of the year, costing a total of 23.1 billion yuan.