"It is a delight to have friends coming from afar." When foreign interns meet traditional Chinese herbal tea culture, what will happen?
On December 2, five young students from Auckland University in New Zealand came to Wanglaoji Company and began their two-month internship. On the meet-and-greet, the staff of Wanglaoji and teachers from Auckland University introduced Wanglaoji's brand information, Chinese culture, Guangzhou diet and health and safety knowledge during their internship to the interns. Catherine Stephens of Auckland University's International Affairs Department, Mr. Wu Huinan, Secretary of the Party Committee of Wanglaoji Health Company, and heads and staff of relevant department attended the meeting together with the interns.
Before the interns officially started their work, from December 3 to 4, the director of Wanglaoji Herbal Tea Museum showed the interns around the Shennong Herbal Tea Museum and Wanglaoji Herbal Tea Museum in Guangzhou so that the interns had the opportunity to serve as guides in the museums to gain deeper understanding of the profound traditional Chinese medicine culture and appreciate the unique charm of the herbal tea culture.
Meet-and-greet for interns from Oakland University
Interns from Oakland University appreciate the charm of Chinese culture in Guangzhou for the first time
As a national beverage brand with a long history, Wanglaoji has been making innovation for years to bring healthy products to the public. Enjoying equivalent popularity of Wanglaoji in China, Auckland University can be called a “National Treasure” in New Zealand and has a high reputation worldwide. In May this year, during the activity of "Guangzhou-Auckland-Los Angeles Tri-Cities Economic Alliance", Wanglaoji Health, a subsidiary of GPHL, paid a visit to Auckland University to have an in-depth exchange with the University. They reached a long-term strategic cooperation in talent training and cultural exchange and jointly set up the "New Zealand • Wanglaoji Auspicious Culture Emissary Scholarship" to support outstanding students from Auckland University to go on a field trip in Wanglaoji.
The first group of interns from Auckland University finally came to Guangzhou, China, after rounds of selection. They came from New Zealand and the United States, majoring in communication, business, urban planning, literature, etc.
Wu Huinan, Party Secretary of Wanglaoji Health, warmly welcomed the interns, saying that with the rapid development of China's economy, China had opened up even more to the outside world. He hoped that the interns would have a deeper understanding of the openness and vitality of China while working in Wanglaoji, and bring the excellent traditional Chinese culture, Chinese herbal tea culture and Wanglaoji culture back to New Zealand to share with more students and overseas young people.
While working and living in Guangzhou, China's southern gateway to the world, these interns will have the opportunity to experience the fast development and profound cultural heritage of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area and the entire China.
After the meeting, the interns expressed their feelings about their first visit to Guangzhou, saying that they liked the food and green environment of Guangzhou, as well as the friendly people here.
“Everyone is very welcoming and friendly. Seems like everyone gets along and enjoys working together. It is nice to have our whole 8 weeks internship planned out.
“Everyone is very welcoming and friendly. Seems like everyone gets along and enjoys working together. It is nice to have our whole 8 weeks internship planned out.” Mikaylie, an intern majoring in marketing and international trade from Auckland University, said excitedly.
Mikaylie Viner, an intern from Auckland University, is making a statement
“The visit to the Chinese Medicine Garden was a really rewarding and insightful learning experience for me. One of the main points that I got from the tour was that medicine comes from food and have similar functions as they benefit humans. Overall, I think the tour was really important for me to learn more about the brand.
On December 3, the interns visited Shennong Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Wanglaoji Herbal Tea Museum and attended the lectures offered by expert to gain deeper understanding of the herbal tea culture. Darwin, a freshman intern majoring in urban planning, considered the visit as a special experience. “The visit to the Chinese Medicine Garden was a really rewarding and insightful learning experience for me. One of the main points that I got from the tour was that medicine comes from food and have similar functions as they benefit humans. Overall, I think the tour was really important for me to learn more about the brand. ”
Darwin Chen, an intern from Auckland University, is recording plant information
“I found it very fascinating finding out how much background and cultural information that can come from one brand and product. The knowledge especially about Chinese medicine and the biological perspective is very fascinating to learn about.
Sabrina, an intern majoring in marketing and management, said it was a fascinating learning process. “I found it very fascinating finding out how much background and cultural information that can come from one brand and product. The knowledge especially about Chinese medicine and the biological perspective is very fascinating to learn about.”
Interns from Auckland University learning to be guides of the museum
According to the internship arrangement, in the next two months, the interns will participate in overseas market development, overseas museum design and dissemination and the promotion of Wanglaoji’s Auspicious Culture during the Spring Festival and other projects to further feel the charm of China’s Auspicious Culture and Spring Festival, and discuss the forms and contents of promoting herbal tea culture and Chinese culture overseas from the perspective of overseas young people.
Multi-dimensional dialogue between the Auspicious Cultures and the world
China should both promote its own culture to the outside world and introduce foreign culture to China. This overseas intern introduction activity represents Wanglaoji’s new attempt to strengthen global cultural exchanges and cultivate outstanding talents in cooperation with overseas universities. In recent years, Wanglaoji has been accelerating its overseas expansion to spread TCM culture and Auspicious Culture to more foreign countries through the herbal tea museum established in New York, the herbal tea museums being built in Tokyo and Taipei, and the New Zealand TCM Auspicious Culture exhibition and the Auspicious Culture scholarship, and the release of the world's first international standard for herbal tea beverage at the 2019 Fortune Global Tech Forum. Wanglaoji has been committed to having the multi-dimensional dialogue with the world with the TCM culture and Auspicious Culture so that Wanglaoji will promote the communication and development of the herbal tea industry in the world while going to the world. In the future, Wanglaoji will continue to spread the Chinese herbal tea culture and health concepts to the world to make the world more auspicious.
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