Changsha in the Eyes of Burkina Faso’s Journalists
Burkina Faso media personnel attending a two-day training course in Changsha were deeply attracted by the city. On December 4, 2019, the trainees visited Orange Isle and Tongguan Kiln Ancient Town to learn about Changsha’s urban construction, intangible cultural heritage protection, and modern cultural tourism development. They exclaimed “Bravo”, when enjoying the art of flower-drum opera and the skill of Xiang embroidery, learning about modern urban buildings and cultural tourism projects, and tasting delicious local snacks at Pozi Street.
Editor-in-chief of Burkina Faso's Sidwaya came to China for the first time. He said that he knew little about China in the past and even had a stereotype about the country. But now his Changsha trip totally changed his impression on China. He not only learned to eat Hunan food with chopsticks, but also was enchanted by the charm of the city.
Burkina Faso’s journalists are attracted by Xiang embroidery works.
"Different delicate patterns on both sides (front and reverse) of an embroidery work reflect the unique charm of Chinese handicraft. We learnt about Chinese people’s daily life in the past through traditional family life scenarios at the intangible cultural heritage museum, flower-drum opera and Hongongdian (Fire God Palace) Temple Fair. We also watched a 5G-based movie and visited a flying theater, and were amazed by this city’s modernization,” said the editor. He added, “Changsha is amazing, beautiful, and hospitable”.
Burkina Faso’s Communications Minister remarked that she was impressed by the friendliness and hospitality of Changsha people. “The openness and inclusiveness of the city made me feel at home. I would share what I learnt and felt in Hunan with my children when returning to my motherland. I will take them to China and Hunan again,” said the minister.