On June 19, the 2017 Wuhan Friendship City Cultural Summer Camp kicked off at the Jianghan University in Wuhan, capital city of central China’s Hubei Province.

Co-organized by the Foreign Affairs Office of Wuhan Municipal Government and Jianghan University, this summer camp brought together 29 young people from 15 sister cities of Wuhan , including the Essonne of France, Borlange of Sweden, St. Petersburg Of Russia, Gyor of Hungary, Duisburg of Germany and Oita of Japan.

From June 19 to July 2, these young people will learn Chinese culture and traditional arts such as calligraphy, painting, sculpture and martial arts, visit Wuhan's renowned tourist attractions such as the Yellow Crane Tower, the Hubei Provincial Museum and East Lak Greenway, as well as stay with local families to learn more about Chinese life.

"It is a great honor to be here," said Hanna Karlsson at the inauguration ceremony on behalf of all the campers. She thought that this summer camp will provide a good opportunity for them to make friends from different countries and learn Chinese culture.

Soma Villányi once met mayor of Wuhan in Hungary which aroused his interest in this city with long history, many lakes and rivers. He said Chinese martial arts is his most anticipated program and expected a good time in Wuhan.

According to statistics, Wuhan currently boasts 104 sister cities and international friendly exchange cities. This summer camp aims to strengthen the cultural and artistic exchanges between Wuhan and these cities and to promote the local culture and customs around the world.

( by Ruan Xinqi)


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