Travelogue of China 2024: Journalists from 32 countries explore beauty of Jiangsu

By Théophile Niyitegeka
On 23 March 2024 at 09:58

A total of 33 journalists from 32 African countries and the Arab region have traveled across vast landscapes of Jiangsu Province where they explored China’s millennia-old civilization as part of the 2024 “Travelogue of China” International Media Communication Activity (“Travelogue of China” ) which began on March 21 in Wuxi City, Jiangsu Province.

The activity spanning six days provided an opportunity for foreign journalists to participate in site visits, exchange interactions, and immersive experiences in Wuxi City located in Southeast China’s Jiangsu Province, Taizhou, Changshu and other areas to explore the modern technology within China’s economic development, and experience the three cities’ beautiful scenery, rich culture and modernization achievements.

Some of the explored projects include the Taihu Lake’s Ecological Dredging Project, Wuxi film production studio, and the Changtai Yangtze River Bridge with construction overseen by China Communications Construction Company (CCCC), a multinational engineering and construction company primarily engaged in the design, construction and operation of infrastructure assets.

As part of the programme, journalists also attended the opening ceremony of the 2024 Wuxi “International Month” and International Cherry Blossom Week at Wuxi International Conference Center.

Located in East China’s Jiangsu Province, Wuxi City hosts the annual Cherry Blossoming Festival every March. It is held at a time when thousands of wonderful cherry trees are in full bloom offering a scenic spot.

Usually, the festival kicks off together with the Wuxi International Month providing an opportunity to both celebrate cherry blossoms, boost friendship and communications between Wuxi and other countries.

During this month, the city is expected to carry out international activities in the fields of culture, sports, science and technology, and economic exchanges.

Originating from a Sino-Japanese friendship event in the 1980s, the festival has earned a global reputation.

Speaking at the opening of the Travelogue of China 2024, Wu Hailong, President of the China Public Diplomacy Association, emphasized the importance of viewing China through a lens of dynamism and progress, observing its trends, potential, and the forces driving its development.

Huang Weigong, Deputy Secretary-General of the Wuxi Municipal Party Committee, also mphasized the significant progress that Wuxi has made in economic development, industrial innovation, and international cooperation.

The “Travelogue of China” activity is guided by the Network Communication Bureau of the Office of the Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission, jointly hosted by the China Public Diplomacy Association and Global Times Online, and co-organized by the Office of the Wuxi Municipal Cyberspace Affairs Commission, Foreign Affairs Office of Wuxi Municipal People’s Government, and Wuxi Cultural Tourism Development Group Co., Ltd.

The silt at the bottom of the lake is pumped onto Taihu Star platform.
Journalists were also taken on a tour to Taihu Lake’s Dredging Project.
The dredging project in Lake Taihu covers an area of approximately 28.9 square kilometers.
Taihu Lake offers a scenic view.
A boat carrying passengers on Lake Taihu.
Wuxi film production studio was among visited sites.
Wuxi City is located in Southeast China's Jiangsu Province.
The construction of Changtai Yangtze River Bridge is overseen by China Communications Construction Company (CCCC).
Exploring Changshu offers great adventure. It is renowned for profound culture and historical relics.