After a relaxing Sunday, we met at 8 am at the lobby. While heading to the Expo by Metro, one could tell that all participants were very excited to explore this huge exhibition, where many fantastic pavilions were built during the last year. Even though the Expo opened its doors at 9 am, the queue was already enormous twenty minutes before this time. Continue reading
The 4th of july was a day off, therefore it was an individual programme. Most of the group decided to visit the famous highlights in Shanghai and enjoying the Metropole. At about 11.00, we went first to the People Square located in Remin Avenue which is the center of Shanghai in terms of economy, culture and transport. Then we went to the Bund walking along the west side from where we could admired various buildings and skyscrapers from different architectural styles. Continue reading
On Saturday, 3rd July, after a short night of extensive karaoke singing we met at 7:45 am in the lobby. Scheduled departure was 8:00 am to avoid traffic. On the bus we received a brief introduction about the city of Handan by Mr. Wang, our translator. Continue reading
Still having the great impressions of the great wall in mind, we had to pack and to check out from the hotel because later that day we had to catch the train to Handan. After loading the baggage into our bus we didn’t leave Beijing before visiting the awesome Summer Palace. The weather was very nice that day, so Petrus was with us. Continue reading
We had to get up early in the morning to begin a very varied day. Our first destination was the visit at the Swiss Castro Bakery. The Company wants to establish high quality bread according to the European standard in China. To get an insight into the production process of the Swiss Gastro Bakery, we were guided by Mr. Weih and his assistant through the whole production plant. Continue reading
Our second day in China started with a typical Chinese breakfast which would be for Europeans more a lunch or dinner. After this cultural experience we drove to the biggest public area in the world: the Tian´anmen square. The government showed parades with millions of people but there were several incidents. The last one was in 1989, where thousands of people demonstrated for democracy, freedom of press, against corruption and censorship. At the end the army ended this demonstration with a massacre. Continue reading
Welcome to China. The official start of our three weeks China field trip with Prof. René Rüttimann was the Beijing duck dinner in a Beijing restaurant nearby our hotel, the Beijing Rich Hotel. This meal is the most famous dish for Beijing and therefore, a wonderful welcome dinner. Some of the 34 Bachelor Business as well as Business Law students arrived later as expected and therefore, the program had to be flexible. At least all students arrived safe in China. Continue reading
ZHAW School of Management and Law under the lead of Prof. Dr. René Ruettimann is again organising a field trip to China. This year, the trip will start on Tuesday 29th June with a dinner at a Beijing Duck restaurant in Beijing. In the following weeks, 34 Bachelor Business as well as Business Law students will visit companies, a university, meet with Chinese students and representatives of Swiss delegations in China. Apart from Beijing, the group will visit Handan, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guilin, Yangshuo, Guangzhou and finally, Hong Kong! The trip will end in Hong Kong on Saturday 17th July.