From June 7 to 9, 2017, the event entitled “Experience China - Longjiang Industry”, which was sponsored by China Scholarship Council and organized by Harbin Engineering University, was successfully held for the Chinese Government Scholarship recipients. More than one hundred Chinese Government Scholarship recipients from 43 countries, or international students from 8 universities in Harbin, namely, Northeast Forestry University, Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin Normal University, Harbin Medical University, Heilongjiang University and Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine, took part in this event.
The event involved “one symposium, two cities, three seminars and four enterprises”. The recipients attended the symposium entitled “International Students for Longjiang Silk Road Belt Development”, and visited AVIC HAIG and Harbin Electric Corporation in Harbin City and four enterprises with solid foundation and core competitiveness in Qiqihar City, including Qiqihar Heavy CNC Equipment Limited and CRRC Qiqihar Automobile Co., Ltd., so as to better understand these enterprises’ evolution, and experience their corporate culture and industrial achievements, which help locate their learning objectives, plan for their future careers, and boost the development of “Belt & Road” and “Longjiang Silk Road Belt”.
During the event, the Chinese Government Scholarship recipients also conducted in-depth exchanges and discussions with experts, scholars, entrepreneurs and technicians. In each and every place where they visited, the relevant staff members were surrounded by these enthusiastic young people. Through their interaction, the students deepened their understanding of the global situation, China’s national policies, industry needs, development trends, strategic planning and other aspects. After the event, Li Yuan, the teacher who led the visiting team from Heilongjiang universities, said, “the ‘Experience China’ activities organized by China Scholarship Council are of great significance. They play an important role in telling Chinese stories, spreading Chinese voice and promoting cultural exchanges and mutual development between China and foreign countries. The students treasured the chance of the event and expressed that they had benefited a lot from it.” Chris, a Russian postgraduate, said, “China’s rapid development in equipment manufacturing is a miracle. It is a pity that the visit time is too short. I hope that there will be more opportunities next time to participate in such kind of event! ” Yin Shunfu, a PhD student from Pakistan, said, “I find that all the enterprises we visited this time have cooperation with my country more or less. Besides, China and Pakistan are planning to build a railway from Xinjiang to Gwadar. The two countries have become a community of shared future. We are interdependent and inseparable. Our friendship is higher than mountains, deeper than seas and sweeter than honey.”