No grass grew in an abandoned mining site in Ganzhou, Jiangxi province, in 2016, but six years later, the area is covered with towering trees and bamboo plantations. This miracle was made possible by Swiss scientist Christian Staehelin and his team working on plant growth-promoting microbes.
Sushil Bhutani, manager of Development and Welding Consultant Company in India, has fond memories of the international training workshop held by China's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) several years ago.
A public Chinese culture class offering lessons on Chinese painting of chrysanthemums aimed at foreigners living in China, was recently held at the Shenzhen Hongshan International Service Center. In order to reach a wider audience, the class was live streamed, allowing the? audience to? interact with the teacher.
Enock Chikava, interim director of agricultural development at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, said China has made compelling achievements in agriculture over the past 40 years and its experience is worthy of promotion in an interview with Science and Technology Daily.
Dunhuang was one of the most important interchange points of Eastern and Western cultures in ancient time, along the legendary Silk Road. Surrounded by desert, the area is famous for the Mogao Grottoes, housing statues and wall paintings spanning 1,000 years of Buddhist art. Today Dunhuang city remains a thriving center of cultural exchanges, thanks to the Belt and Road Initiative, which has brought with it a new vitality.
Konstantin Shchepin, a post-80s graduate of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, came to China for the first time in 2004 to participate in Harbin International Economic and Trade Fair. The Fair promotes development of economic and trade relations between China and Russia and the deepening of friendship and cooperation between the two countries.
Shandong Provincial Department of Science and Technology held Mid-Autumn Tea Party for foreign experts. Expats gathered to experience the traditional culture of the Mid-Autumn Festival.
For tourists, Xizang Autonomous Region in western China, home to the highest plateau on Earth, is a dream destination with its rich culture, vast grasslands, peaceful lakes, and spectacular views. Nevertheless, for Dr. Marie-luce Chevalier, a respected Belgian/French geologist, it is a wonderland providing her with "amazing experiences and good memories" along with the substantial scientific value.
After receiving his PhD from the University of Tokyo, Kiyoshi Honda worked at the ATR Research Institute in Japan as a supervisor of speech science research, then at the University of Wisconsin in the U.S., and Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3 in France.
Almost without exception, Bangladeshi students heading to China, especially job aspirants, all memorize basic information about the Great Wall, Great Canal of China, Tian'anmen Square and the Forbidden City.
"I want to help the community with the COVID-19 testing work because they have been so welcoming to me, and it felt like a good way to show my gratitude by volunteering for this task," said Adrian Young, a foreign teacher from the UK, now working at the Shijiazhuang Foreign Language Education Group (SFLEG).