Expats learn about development of Ningbo
Expats learn about Ningbo's achievements and development plans at Qianwan New Area on Aug 5. [Photo by Gao Bowen for chinadaily.com.cn]
To help expats learn more about Ningbo, the Ningbo authorities invited more than 50 expats to the city's Qianwan New Area on Aug 5.
The participants, who are from more than 20 countries and regions including the United States, Singapore, Indonesia and Egypt, are now working and living in Ningbo.
During the event, they learned about achievements that the city has made over the past five years and its development plans for the following five years. They also visited Fangte Glorious Orient Theme Park, which is Chinese-history-themed, to explore the development course of the nation.
"I just learned that Ningbo plans to build a transportation hub, and a new Shanghai-Ningbo cross-sea channel will be built in the future," said Johann Schonken from South Africa, "I'm excited about it.”
Rajesh Shukla from India has been living in Ningbo for 13 years and is currently running an Indian restaurant in the city.
"I've visited many cities in China, including Shanghai, Nanjing and Hong Kong," said Shukla, "But Ningbo impresses me most and that's why I stayed here."
He believes that the city will continue to improve, and he wants to improve alongside it. He plans to open more branches of his restaurant in the city.
According to the local authorities, about 5,100 expats are currently living in Ningbo.
"We want to help them learn more about the city as well as its future plans," said Chen Guomiao, deputy director of the Foreign Affairs Office of Ningbo Municipal People's Government, "It will also promote communication and cooperation between Ningbo and other cities.”
Expats visit the Fangte Glorious Orient Theme Park, a Chinese-history-themed park, on Aug 5. [Photo by Chen Yiqi for chinadaily.com.cn]