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Employees from Chinese companies in Kenya back after eventful trip

At the Great Wall: the group visited various historical sites.

NAIROBI, Kenya Apr 28 – Kenyans working in local Chinese companies, who were awarded a trip to China recently have lauded the firms for the initiative, which they said helps to strengthen ties between the two countries.

The 55 employees selected for outstanding performance travelled to China for a week in two groups, visiting Shanghai and the capital Beijing where they met various business leaders outside their touring itinerary.

The trip was organized by the Kenya China Economic Trade Association (KCETA) under which the more than 20 companies operate, in what KCETA Chairman Li Changgui said was part of the 55th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

Old Shanghai Commercial Street.[/caption]

“It was the best experience ever, and I am glad to have been selected to be part of the trip,” said George Misiani who works for a Chinese company in Kitale.

Maureen Wanjiku of Huawei told CGTN Africa that she was “delighted to have been taken part in the trip to explore the world’s most populous country and the world’s largest market.”

The employees were from Huawei, China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC), China Wu Yi, Star Times among others.

China Road and Bridge Corporation headquarters in Beijing.

The itinerary for the group’s tour included a visit to Badaling Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, the Forbiden City, Qian Men Street, Temple of Heaven among other ancient historical sites that hold the country’s rich history.

In Shanghai, the group was taken to the Shanghai historical Museum after the Oriental Pearl TV tower which has a magnificent view of the city with the World’s second tallest building—Shanghai Tower—a 632 metre 128 storey skyscraper.

The building is listed as having the world’s highest observation deck within a building or structure at 562 metres, and the world’s second-fastest elevators at a top speed of 20.5 metres per second. The tallest building in the World is Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

At the Huangpu River night cruise.

At Huawei headquarters, the group was appraised on the giant tech’s new innovations—including a modern CCTV camera that can capture images and motion from 500 meters.

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