Gather in Wuhan and discover a new Hubei in 2021 YU international student representatives were invited to participate in the 2021 International Friendship Exchange Day in Hubei.
From December 14th to 17th, the Hubei People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries hosted the International Friendship Exchange Day in Hubei in Wuhan. 54 foreigners from all over the province gathered in Wuhan to find stories in the countryside and record the latest news after the epidemic. Under the leadership of Zeng Yajun, Dean of the School of International Education, 7 international student representatives from the United States, France, Spain, Canada, Ghana and Laos were invited to participate in the event. During the period, the "China in My Eyes-Beautiful Country" global short video award ceremony was held. As one of the four winners of Hubei Province, Isaac, a medical postgraduate student from Ghana, won the Excellence Award and came to the stage to receive the award.
The theme of the event was "Discovery 2021 New Hubei". The Provincial Friendship Association organized representatives of international friends to participate in the online awards ceremony and exchange meeting of the "China in My Eyes-Beautiful Country" short video contest. In the following two days, participants and some international friends in Hubei arranged to visit Huangpi beautiful new countryside, Hankou Beishanghe Commodity Exhibition Center, Opera Wharf, Wuhan Zhilian Research Institute, Provincial Museum, East Lake Changtian Tower and other places, and took the "Zhiyin" cruise ship to enjoy the exciting schedules to discover and understand the new momentum of economic construction in Hubei, the new trend of social development and the restoration of a new atmosphere after the epidemic.
On the morning of December 15th, international friends were invited to participate in the online awards ceremony and exchange meeting of the "China in My Eyes-Beautiful Country" Global Short Video Contest hosted by the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and co-organized by the People's Friendship Association of various provinces and cities. With the theme of "Harmonious Symbiosis", the competition was divided into three units: "Customs and Nostalgia", "Field and Nature" and "Life and Development". 360 short video works from 40 countries were collected for foreigners around the world. Participating international participants presented to the world the new style of China’s rural areas with short video images through unique perspectives, told the story of China’s rural revitalization and green development, showcased China’s poverty alleviation achievements and the new outlook of rural revitalization, and showed the world a true, three-dimensional and comprehensive China . Four entries in Hubei Province won awards. Isaac, a Ghanaian medical graduate student from our school, won the Excellence Award and came to the stage to receive the award. Isaac’s works show the audience his day in Tongling Village from the first-person perspective of VLOG. He said, “I was deeply moved to understand how Tongling Village developed from a poor village to a beautiful and modern village. "