Foreign media go on tour of Shanghai Tower

Journalists from 18 countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative visited the Shanghai Tower on the morning of May 27 as part of a training program to learn more about China’s development and foster international exchange.

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Located in Lujiazui, Pudong New Area, the 632-meter tower is the tallest building in China and the second-tallest in the world following the Burj Khalifa in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

"This building is fantastic," said Zorkina Kristina, an editor from Information Telegraphic Agency of Russia-TASS. "You can enjoy a very beautiful view of the city from here. There are a lot of gardens, cafes and a swimming pool. You can really enjoy life here.

"It’s a great opportunity for me to be here and to be part of the international team," she added.

As members of the China Global Media Fellowship program, 19 participating foreign journalists get to attend presentations on China’s latest economic, political, cultural and social developments from May 13 to June 1.

They have visited Beijing and Hunan province, and are in Shanghai until the end of the week. In the program, they participated in field studies with well-known domestic media groups and exchanged their ideas with other media professionals.

Jointly launched last year by China Daily, the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing and the Shanghai International Studies University, the training program aims to promote deeper communication between Chinese and foreign journalists to enhance development of countries and regions involved in the BRI.

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