A group of Chinese and Russian teachers and university students interested in new media production visit the China Daily Multimedia Wuxi Company on Nov 5. [Photo by Liu Yi'an/chinadaily.com.cn]
A group of Chinese and Russian teachers and university students interested in new media production visited the China Daily Multimedia Wuxi Company on Nov 5 as part of a 10-day tour in East China's Wuxi for the China-Russia New Media Youth Collaboration event.
During their tour of the company, they learned about how the company manages its new media platforms.
The group learns about how China Daily runs its new media platforms. [Photo by Xiao Da/chinadaily.com.cn]
Three editors introduced the group to Wuxi's English news website, Facebook and Twitter accounts, and videos that the company has been editing for the local government.
Launched in 2015, the "Charming Wuxi" English news website posts about 600 articles, info-graphics, and videos per year. The website receives over 3,000 views per day.
Over 641,000 people follow Wuxi's official Facebook and Twitter accounts for news about tourism, culture, and more. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi retweeted a post about Wuxi's annual yoga festival this June, and the post was then viewed 510,000 times over three days.
The company's new media team also films videos to record local developments, important events, traditional customs, and beautiful scenery. This includes interviews during the 2019 Snooker World Cup and the stories of three expats living in Wuxi during the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.
Russian students play ping pong during their visit. [Photo by Xiao Da/chinadaily.com.cn]
As an important part of the third China-Russia Internet Media Forum and New Media Exchange Activities on the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of China-Russia Diplomatic Relations, the China-Russia New Media Youth Collaboration event kicked off in Wuxi, East China's Jiangsu province on Nov 4.