The delegation from Central Java province, Indonesia experiences Xiamen's intangible cultural heritage. [Photo/WeChat account: XIAMENFAO]
Riena Retnaningrum, director of the Information and Communication Bureau of Central Java province, Indonesia, led a delegation of officials and media representatives to Xiamen for a three-day exchange from Dec 14 to 16.
During their visit, the delegation held discussions with the School of International Relations and Research School for Southeast Asian Studies, Xiamen University to learn about basic information and academic research achievements.
They also promoted the tourism and cultural resources of Central Java province and expressed hope that both sides can further cooperation in areas such as student exchanges, science and technology.
At the Chinese Language and Culture College of Huaqiao University, the delegation held a discussion with Indonesian students attending the Chinese language learning program for foreign government officials and Indonesian students majoring in Chinese education.
During their visit to the exhibition hall of Xiamen Yunzhixin Intelligent Technology, the delegation learned about voice interaction and cognitive decision-making solutions in scenarios such as healthcare, home, and education.
The delegation also visited Jimei School Village and Gulangyu Island where they learned about the historical connections between Minnan culture and Southeast Asia, as well as the achievements in cultural heritage preservation in Xiamen.
The members of the media delegation said they were highly impressed by Xiamen's openness and modernity. They also pledged to share their experiences in Xiamen so that more Indonesians could learn about the coastal city.
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