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International anchors favor Wenzhou

ALMS|Updated: August 16, 2022


Rachel Weiss (L) and Percy David PaPa Akuetteh (R) pose in front of a statue on Wuma Street on Aug 16. [Photo/CGTN]

The China Global Television Network will introduce the food, culture, and tourism of Wenzhou, a coastal city in East China's Zhejiang province, to its 32 million watchers around the world via live broadcasts on Aug 16 and 17.

The first live show, featuring Rachel Weiss, an American host of CGTN, and Percy David PaPa Akuetteh, a Ghanaian anchor of the Wenzhou Overseas Media Center who has been living in the city for 12 years, focused on Wuma Street, an ancient street dating back to the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317-420) that is now a popular pedestrian street for shopping and dining.

During the 70-minute show, Weiss and Akuetteh talked about the street's past and present, visited several historical buildings, and learned about the customs and development of Wenzhou.

On Aug 17, Alex Absolute, a British native of the Wenzhou Overseas Media Center who has also been living in the city for years, will invite Weiss to local restaurants to try out time-honored Wenzhou Cuisine.

The film crew will also visit Rui'an, a county-level city administered by Wenzhou that is home to numerous historical and cultural relics.

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