Overseas students learn from China's environmental experience
Updated: 2016-11-21

A group of students from 21 developing countries got a crash course in China's environmental protection policies and approach to international environmental disputes during a series of special seminars held at Shanghai Business School (SBS) from Oct 26 to Nov 15.

Aiming to help potential future leaders of developing countries learn from China's experience in green development, the seminars were organized by SBS and hosted by China's Ministry of Commerce.

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A student attending the seminar is awarded with a certificate. [Photo provided to study-shanghai.org]

The 48 students got the chance to attend lectures by prestigious environmental experts on campuses across Shanghai, and question them on important environmental issues.

Field trips were also arranged to allow the students to see some of Shanghai's environmental protection infrastructure, including visits to Shanghai Environmental Protection Bureau and a waste incineration plant and sewage treatment plant in Fengxian district.

The environmental scholars also paid a visit to Mengqing Garden, an environmental theme park on the south bank of Shanghai's "mother river" Suzhou River.

The students were even taken further afield on tours of China's famous lakeside city Hangzhou in Zhejiang province, and two of southern Guangdong province's coastal megacities, Shenzhen and Zhuhai.

The students were eager to know more about China and its advanced experience in settling international environmental disputes. "The trip is fruitful as it boosts our capability in environmental management," said one student.

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Students attending the 2016 Seminar on International Environmental Disputes and China's Environmental Policy pose for a group photo. [Photo provided to study-shanghai.org]

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