Book launched in tribute to reform and opening up Print
Written by Rose   
Monday, 10 September 2018 18:34
A book launch seminar was held at Eastday on December 20 in tribute to China’s 40 years of reform and opening up.

Titled “Witnessing Excellence: 40 Foreigners Recount 40 Years of Shanghai’s Reform and Opening up”, the book features 40 foreigners detailing their experiences during China’s 40 years of pioneering and groundbreaking changes from different aspects, such as foreign investment, urban development, health care, banking, insurance, and cross-cultural exchanges.





The book is a fruit of a reporting series jointly launched by Eastday and the Shanghai People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (SPAFFC). Hailing from the U.S, the U.K, Japan, Italy, Canada, Pakistan, Turkey, France and other countries, the interviewees sat down with Eastday reporters and talked about their Chinese stories, especially in Shanghai, while witnessing the tremendous transformations of the country.





(Noyan Rona)

As representatives of the 40 figures in the book, Noyan Rona, chief representative of Garanti Bank’s Shanghai office, and Habib Ur Rehman, a foreign community security volunteer in Shanghai, and Rose Oliver, English professor at Shanghai University and recipient of the Shanghai Magnolia Silver Award, were present at the book launch seminar. With deep emotions, they talked about their feelings about accepting the interview and their opinions on the reform and opening up policy.



(Rose Oliver)

Jing Ying, vice-counsel of the Shanghai Municipal Foreign Affairs Office, He Jiliang, Party secretary and chairman of Eastday, Zhang Sang, deputy editor-in-chief of Eastday, and Wang Weisong, head of the Shanghai People’s Publishing House attended the seminar and shared their insights from different perspectives.




(Habib Ur Rehman)

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