Overseas teenagers experience Chinese culture in Shanghai
Teenagers perform at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Shanghai International Sister Cities Youth Camp on July 17. [Photo/people.cn]
Shanghai invited 140 teenagers and teachers from 28 of its overseas sister cities to attend its International Sister Cities Youth Camp, which is taking place from July 18 to 31 this year.
The sister cities include Quebec in Canada, Jalisco in Mexico, Queensland in Australia, Busan in South Korea, Liverpool in the United Kingdom, and Basel in Switzerland.
During the two-week camp, the participants are learning about Chinese language and culture, taking part in interactive activities at Oriental Land in Qingpu district, and visiting famous local scenic spots in the city, with the hope the activities will enrich their understanding of Shanghai and China.
The camp was launched in 2009 as an international cultural exchange event. Over the past decade, it has attracted 1,015 teachers and students from 37 overseas sister cities of Shanghai. The participants have also become envoys to promote Shanghai's city image overseas, which the camp's organizers hope can lure more students from all over the world to study and live in Shanghai.
A musical performance is staged to welcome young guests from Shanghai's overseas sister cities on July 17. [Photo/people.cn]
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