Twenty international students of Shanghai University who hail from over 10 countries visited the sixth China International Import Expo (CIIE), which was held at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) from Nov 5 to 10.
Amil Asiful Islam, a student from Bangladesh, described the visit as a truly open and exchange-oriented experience.
During the event, Islam explored different exhibition areas, including those representing provinces and cities in China. He was particularly taken by a classical Chinese dance performance at the Shaanxi Pavilion and the experience of learning about rice-based wines. He also enjoyed tasting authentic Shandong cuisine at the Shandong Pavilion.
In the food and agricultural product exhibition area, Islam savored various dishes from around the world while learning about their production processes. He was also inspired by the innovative technologies on display in the automobile exhibition area.
At the Bangladesh Pavilion, Islam used his fluent Chinese skills to assist his fellow countrymen in negotiating with Chinese investors.
Another student, Ang Chong Zhe from Malaysia, also expressed appreciation for the CIIE and the benefits gained from the visit. He said he was amazed by the exhibits from around the world, showcasing the craftsmanship and cultural charm of each country.
Zhe said the interactions with exhibitors were particularly memorable as they allowed him to deepen his understanding of the products and learn the stories behind them. This experience has enriched his comprehension of the complexity and diversity of the global supply chain.
Zhe said the CIIE has broadened his horizons and sparked his interest in globalization and international trade. He believes this experience will be a valuable asset in his future career and personal life.