Country for PR: China
Contributor: PR Newswire Asia (China)
Monday, January 16 2023 - 15:12
Tell the World the Reason You Love Guizhou Loud
GUIYANG, China, Jan. 16, 2023 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

What makes you love southwest China's Guizhou? Tell the world loud.

"100 Reasons to Love Guizhou" Global Short Video Competition, sponsored by 
Moutai Group and hosted by Guizhou Daily, has received over 100 short videos 
from a dozen countries including France, Germany, the Netherlands, Thailand and 
China to tell wonderful stories with Guizhou.

Ji Keliang, the former chairman of Moutai Group, has begun to work at Moutai 
since 1964. Born in Jiangsu province, he has stayed in Guizhou for 60-odd 
years. For most of his career, he served as a technician in the company. Ji 
said, "I love Guizhou, all the more for the liquor making process of Moutai.

Zhou Yuan, the founder and CEO of Zhihu, a Chinese Q&A website with 100 million 
users, was born and raised in Guizhou. "I am always motivated by Guizhou's 
unremitting efforts and innovation," said Zhou. While Guizhou was 
underdeveloped twenty years ago, it has seized the opportunity of developing 
big data industry and become the "star" of southwest China in recent years.

For Ye Xin, a famous Chinese writer, "Guizhou has been an inspiration for my 
works." The "colourful" ethnic groups in Guizhou provide highly erudite writing 
style for him. Thus, he created his own language style and wrote over 100 books.

"The beautiful mountains and rivers of my hometown are the gift of my birdlike 
voice," said Gong Linna, the famous Chinese singer born in Guizhou. When she 
was young, she was so proud of singing Guizhou's folk songs.

Rick Fraterman, a Dutch artist, has been in Guizhou for five years. He worked 
as an art teacher before owning an art café- LIKE CAFE. He thought that the art 
scene in Guiyang was really good and developing very fast. Every week, he is 
surprised about what he sees here- so many different kinds of exhibitions.

Arriving in Guizhou in 2015, Frédéric Moal, the French BMX athlete, started his 
company to develop extreme sports. He practiced BMX since 1982. The nice 
climate and strong traditional culture motivate him to live in Guizhou. He said 
that Guizhou, a very beautiful province with beautiful mountains, was a 
paradise for outdoor sports.

Meanwhile, social media influencers from America, UK, Germany, Latvia and 
Slovakia, were invited to look into the local history, ethnic culture and 
beautiful scenery of Zunyi. During the 4-day activity, they went to the Moutai 
Chinese Liquor Culture City at Renhuai city to explore history of Moutai 
liquor. Then, at Chishui city, red Danxia cliffs, spinulose tree ferns and 
ancient towns impressed them a lot.

Robert Adolf, a German social media influencer, cannot wait to share his 
experience in Guizhou with his followers after the event ended. Regarding 
making documentaries about ethnic minorities and the life of villagers, he 
prefers Qiandongnan prefecture, Qiannan prefecture, and Qianxinan prefecture. 
"I love Guizhou because of the hospitality of local people. I am curious about 
the culture and feel at home here," Adolf said.

At Moutai Town of Renhuai city, Gdovinova Martina, a social media influencer 
from Slovakia, sipped a few cups of Moutai Liquor, saying that the liquor 
tasted very soft, which is good for staying warm in winter.

In the past, leafing through the map of China, Guizhou was relatively unknown 
compared with Sichuan, Chongqing, Tibet, and Yunnan in southwest China. 
However, Guizhou has turned into a shining "gem" when reopening the map.

SOURCE: Guizhou Daily

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   Caption: Rick Fraterman, a Dutch artist, said that there are many talented 
artists in Guizhou, which surprised him a lot.