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Suoyuan ready for Jinhua Homestay
Christoph Schubert, 2017-06-28

Before the launch of the fifth session of the Jinhua Homestay project, on the morning of June 20, Deputy Mayor of Jinhua Shao Guoqiang visited Suoyuan—the location of the upcoming session. The people in charge of relevant municipal and Jindong District institutions took part in the visit and attended round-table talks. This session brings a new aspect in the schedule and content of the project: the overseas participants will experience a mixture of local traditional culture and e-commerce innovation. Additionally, there will be a series of activities related to the promotion of the Belt and Road strategy.

Deputy Mayor Shao ...

Workshop for an Adventure Trail
Christoph Schubert, 2017-06-03

The village of Shangjing has an old tradition in tea farming. In former times the village was the last stop for pilgrims to a nearby Buddhist temple. Here pilgrims stayed overnight and cleaned themselves from the inside and outside before going the last 4km to the temple.

Bamboo forest near Shangjing, photo by Jonathan Abbas

A part of the Jinhua Homestay Project is the development of a nature adventure trail from the village of Shangjing to the nearby Buddhist temple. The aim is to establish a touristic highlight for Chinese and international tourists. On the nature adventure trail special places will be created, where the ...


Mayor Ji's Global Villages
Christoph Schubert, 2017-02-09

On January 25, Ji Junmin, Jinhua Deputy Party Chief and Mayor, visited the participants of the Spring Festival Session of the Jinhua Homestay in the villages of Suoyuan and Siping. There, Mayor Ji stressed that the idea of “family” (jiā) is a major feature of Chinese culture, and therefore returning home during Spring Festival is fundamental; on the occasion of the Spring Festival Session of the Jinhua Homestay Project, it is crucial to have the participants feel the warmth and coziness of Jinhua's historical villages: ...


90 Students for Jinhua's New Year
Christoph Schubert, 2017-02-08

At 5:37 AM on January 23, Nicolas Pau, a Belgian student from Tsinghua University was the first participant of the Spring Festival Session 2017 of the Jinhua Homestay project to reach Jinhua. Before leaving for his final destination, Suoyuan, Jindong District, he went for a walk downtown.

At 7:34, Abdellah Berhil, a Moroccan student, was the second to arrive. His first comment was, “Nice!” as, for the first time, he experienced the Spring Festival Transport Peak. His final destination was Zhiyan, Lanxi. At 8:10, Diego Bolivar, husband of Ecuador's Deputy Consul General in Shanghai, arrived in Jinhua after learning about the Jinhua Homestay project during a visit to Wuyi in March ...


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