As 1 out of only 350 people worldwide (and 1 out of 6 selected from UK) to go onto this very prestigious trip, organised by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council of People's Republic of China

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Arrived in Beijing after a 17 hours flight, transiting in Dubai.

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On the western edge of the Tiananmen Square is the Great Hall of the People. It has over 170,000 square metres (about 25 football pitches) of floor space inside, 356 metres in length and 206 metres wide.

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Forbidden City once served as the Chinese imperial palace for 24 emperors during the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368 - 1911)

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The Sanlihe green landscape project is a 600 metre river running through an area consisting of 26 historic cultural buildings with quaint and tranquil setting. 

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Quanjude is the home of the World famous Beijing duck and have been serving since 1864

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The National Centre for the Performing Arts, also known as The Giant Egg, is an arts centre containing an opera house in Beijing.

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Schwarzman College is a college of Tsinghua University, which host international scholarship program designed to "educate the next generation of global leaders"

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The Great Wall of China is one of the greatest wonders of the world, stretching approximately 13,000 miles from east to west of China.

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Beijing Yanqi Lake International Convention & Exhibition Center is located in Yanqi Lake Demonstration Zone of Ecological Development in Huairou District, Beijing 

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A sumptuous banquet was laid out for us at the Yanqihu Hotel with VIPs including our very own Christine Lee and Liu Yong from the Beijing Overseas Exchanges Association

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Beijing E-Town is an economic development agency of the Beijing municipal government established in 2009 to foster high-tech manufacturing.

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Founded in 2007, ZEROTECH is a leading provider of smart drones and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)

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We had a free evening as the rest of the delegation joins our group from other cities. What other activities is better than than karaoke?

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Seminars at the hotel, learning about the origins of surnames and the Belt & Road initiative

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Diaoyutai (Fishing Pavilion) is once a royal retreat and one of the famous historic gardens in the western suburbs of Beijing.

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At the dinner party, we were joined by Minister Qiu Yuanping and other VIPs. It was the first time all 350 delegates got together in a dining hall. There were a lot of networking and photo opportunities.

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During the morning, we heard from previous delegates from around the world about their experiences two years ago and how they were inspired from the trip.

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Our final dinner here in Beijing and they have picked a very grand venue, with some very VIPs

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