Taiwan students forge tech ties in Shanghai and Zhejiang
Updated: 2017-01-09

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Thirty-two Taiwan students take a tech tour around Shanghai and Zhejiang province from Dec 17 to 22, 2016. [Photo provided to study-shanghai.org]

Thirty-two college students from Taiwan took a tech tour around Shanghai and Zhejiang province from Dec 17 to 22, 2016 to learn a bit more about the high-tech companies in the mainland.

The first stop of the tour was the Future Sci-Tech City in Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang, where many top-tier Chinese enterprises are located, such as the e-commerce giant Alibaba, the IT industry pioneer Netease and the tech leader Huawei.

In addition to the busy tech tour, the students also enjoyed splendid cultural tours around the towns and cities. They visited West Lake in Hangzhou, and learned the beautiful but sad love story between the snake-turned-human Bai Suzhen and Xu Xian.

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Students pose for a group photo. [Photo provided to study-shanghai.org]

They also visited Wuzhen, where the third World Internet Conference just took place in November of 2016. By taking a field trip to the local internet industrial park, the students learned a lot about the development of the industry, and asked questions about how to start a business in Wuzhen and related supportive policies.

In the renowned water town of Wuzhen, the students also soaked up the unique cultural atmosphere of the Yangtze River Delta, and had a taste of the excellent calligraphy and painting works at the Juntao Art Museum.

They then called on the Alliance Promised Land in Jiaxing, a Taiwan-funded enterprise whose business mainly focuses on building up a comprehensive town featuring a distinctive agricultural industry, relaxing holidays, post-retirement life and cultural education. The students showed great interest in its advanced ideas and lifestyle.

Their visit drew to an end back in Shanghai. They climbed the Oriental Pearl TV Tower to take in the panoramic views of the metropolis, and sampled the profound history and culture at the Shanghai Museum.

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Students are granted certificates after the tour ended on Dec 22, 2016. [Photo provided to study-shanghai.org]

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