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TV show to highlight the Chinese community

By Margaret Canning

A crew from China's biggest television network is set is to make a documentary about the Chinese community in Belfast.

The documentary for China Central Television (CCTV) will feature Monica Yang, international officer at Queen's University where there are over 300 Chinese students.

Ms Yang said she was "privileged" to take part in the programme.

She said: "As an immigrant from mainland China, I feel privileged to be able to tell the Chinese audience how friendly and helpful Belfast people have been to me and fellow members of the Chinese community in overcoming the cultural and language barriers, and truly becoming part of society here."

A spokesman for Belfast City Council said the programme would also focus on how the regeneration of Belfast is encouraging a more culturally diverse population and how Ulster businesses are forging trade links with China.

Belfast's Lord Mayor Jim Rodgers said the programme was "a wonderful opportunity" to celebrate the Chinese community in Belfast. "We've been developing links with China for the last decade and this is a wonderful opportunity to salute the contribution that the Chinese community has made to Belfast - as well as raising awareness of the new, positive face of our city to a global audience, potentially opening up new trade and investment opportunities and encouraging more visitors from China."

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