Hangzhou has recently been shortlisted for “2022 China Pioneering Cities in Comprehensive Influence on International Communication”, which not only indicates Hangzhou’s increasing international influence, but also acknowledges Hangzhou’s efforts in international communication in recent years.
As a rising city with rapid economic development and powerful resources, Hangzhou ranks the top among 40 big cities in China in Overseas Think Tank Popularity Rating. Seven Hangzhou-based enterprises are selected to Fortune Global 500, while 12 are included in Forbes Global 2000.
According to the data, Hangzhou is well balanced with no obvious weakness in four indicators, namely, number of followers, regional distribution, reaching effect and content tropism, in respect of overseas communication and news websites and platforms. USA, India, Germany, Mexico and UK are among the top countries that pay most attention to Hangzhou.
With all districts of the city opening overseas social accounts to present regional characteristics and cultural elements, Hangzhou is stepping up international communication. The social media and platforms focus on foreigners studying or working in Hangzhou. The international short video competition has been organized and proved effective in spreading the voice of Hangzhou through the foreigners..
In addition, Hangzhou named 21 foreign exchange experience spots, including Tangqi Ancient Town and Xixi National Wetland Park, to facilitate foreigners to perceive and blend into Hangzhou more easily, and to effectively enhance Hangzhou’s international recognition and reputation.