Touring China with Prince William
Date:2015.03.04 Attention: From:english.cri.cn

As Britain's Prince William officially starts his tour in China, the first royal visit to Chinese mainland in a generation, every tour he takes is in the spotlight.


After arriving in the capital Beijing on March 1st, Prince William will spend four days in China, visiting Beijing, Shanghai and China's southwest Yunnan province.


His schedule is as follows.


March 2nd, A.M.

Prince William in the Forbidden City

William visited the Forbidden City in the center of the city where a number of Chinese emperors lived.


Prince William in the Shijia Hutong Museum.

He also made a stop at a small museum called Shijia Hutong Museum in east Beijing.


The museum, a traditional courtyard located on No.24 in Shijia Hutong, was formerly a Chinese writer's home and now serves to mark the history of the hutong.


The courtyard was renovated jointly by the local municipal government and the Prince's Charities Foundation China, a charitable trust owned by his father Prince Charles.


March 2nd, P.M.

The prince will fly to Shanghai, to launch the GREAT Festival of Creativity in the Long Museum.


The festival is a key project of the British government to promote its cultures and creativity of British companies.


This year is also the UK-China Year of Cultural Exchanges.


March 3rd, A.M.

William will continue to participate in activities of the GREAT Festival in the Long Museum.


It is reported that his engagements also include watching students at a secondary school train with Premier League coaches.


His last stop in the city will be the Chinese premiere of British film "Paddington". The film features Paddington Bear, one of the most famous cartoon characters in the UK.


March 4

The prince's visit to China will be concluded in Xishuangbanna, southwest China's Yunnan province.


He is meeting with local residents of the Dai ethnic group and visiting a nature reserve.

A wile elephant in the wild elephant sanctuary.

At a wild elephant sanctuary, he is going to make a short speech on combating smuggling wild animals.


Prince William has been pushing the preservation of endangered animals and fights against smuggling ivory products.


Prince Philip of Britain, chairman of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), planted a towering tree (Shorea wangtianshuea) in Xishuangbanna in the 1980s.