Foreigners learn about textiles at DHU
Updated: 2017-04-05



Members from Donghua University's first seminar on promoting productivity and international cooperation within the textile industries in Belt and Road countries pose for a group photo during their visit to the Shandong-based textile giant of Ruyu Group. The seminar took place from March 10 to 29. [Photo provided to]

Donghua University (DHU) bid farewell to its first seminar on promoting the productivity and international cooperation within textile industries in Belt and Road countries on March 29.

Initiated on March 10, the seminar included 20 teachers, enterprise managers, and senior engineers from Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya, Uzbekistan, and Albania.

It also gained full support from the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, the National Textile and Apparel Council, and the textile giants of Shangtex Group and Jiangsu Sunshine Group.


A staff member from the Shandong-based textile giant Ruyi Group shows the participants products using advanced printing and dyeing technologies. [Photo provided to]

During the participants' three-week experience in China, they were treated to 14 lectures on topics about the prospects and international cooperation opportunities of the textile industry, and the investigation and study of Chinese textiles.

They also enjoyed field trips to renowned textile businesses in Shanghai and surrounding cities, a well-developed region where many industrial giants settle, and gleaned first-hand experiences in the development and status-quo of China's fabric industry.

The history and modernity of Shanghai raised great interest among participants. From the city stock exchange and free trade zone to Shanghai-style fashion design center, they were eager to experience the urban spirit of Chinese culture.

While touring around neighboring towns and cities of Wuzhen and Suzhou, famous for their fabric industries since ancient times, the participants were most impressed by their profound silk culture, especially the brocade embroideries originating from the Song Dynasty (960-1279).

The participants regarded the seminar as a rewarding and unique experience, helping them gain insights into the textile industries of China and Belt and Road countries, and refresh their understanding of the country, its culture, and people.


Professor Xu Ming from the Glorious Sun School of Business and Management of DHU delivers a lecture to the seminar participants. [Photo provided to]

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