Foreign media group visits Yantai
(chinadaily.com.cn)| Updated : 2022-08-03Print Print
A total of 33 foreign media reporters from countries and regions in the Asia-Pacific region and Africa paid a visit to Yantai, a coastal city in East China's Shandong province, from Aug 1 to 2.
During the two-day trip, the media group visited places to appreciate the beauty of Yantai, such as Yantai CIMC Raffles, the Huang-Bohai New Area International Convention and Exhibition Center, Rongchang Pharmaceutical and SAIC-GM Dongyue Motor Company, and other places to find out more about the city's social and economic development achievements.
Yantai boasts a solid industrial foundation, rich natural resources, and profound cultural heritages. It is one of the first 14 coastal cities in China that were opened to the outside world, and was named the only "international grape and wine city" in Asia by the International Office of Vine and Wine in 1987.
According to Wang Xiaojuan, chairman of the Publicity Department of the CPC Yantai Municipal Committee, the city is appealing to tourists from both home and abroad due to its wealth of vibrant and diverse cultures, including marine, red, folk, and modern cultures.
Faced with various uncertainties amid the pandemic, Yantai has made remarkable achievements in social and economic development in the first half of the year. Yantai is an open city, and it has deepened economic and trade ties with countries and regions around the world, according to Liu Yutong, counselor of the Information Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
During their trip, foreign media reporters spoke highly of Yantai's sound resource endowment and the city's efforts to spur high-quality development.
"There are similar enterprises to Yantai CIMC Raffles in my hometown in Kenya, but the development of CIMC is so impressive, which is inseparable from the efforts of the employees," said Bryan Morris Ochieng Otieno, a reporter from Kenyan newspaper The Star.
A group of foreign media reporters from countries and regions in the Asia-Pacific region and Africa pays a visit to Yantai, a coastal city in East China's Shandong province, from Aug 1 to 2. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
Foreign journalists visit Yantai-based CIMC Raffles, China's largest semi-submersible drilling rig manufacturer. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
A foreign journalist takes a selfie during a visit to Yantai, a coastal city in East China's Shandong province, from Aug 1 to 2. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]