“Wuhan is very large ！” - it seems to be the impression of all the foreign first-timers to this city.
“Wuhan, different every day !” - it seems to be the greatest characteristic of this city to all the foreign residents.
At present, the permanent foreign residents in Hubei reached 19,000, among which, Wuhan accounted for 17,000, rising by more than 7,000 since 2012. The flowing foreigners in Wuhan exceed 180,000.
The permanent foreigners mainly hail from France, Pakistan and India. They make all the wall to Wuhan for study or working, some of them have gone native and even came back after returning to their home country.
The development of technology, contribution of the city and international exchange and cooperation attract more and more foreigners to Wuhan. They live with us in the same city and enjoy the same pace of development.
With the establishment of various English signage, service policies and foreign offices, Wuhan is opening its arms and mind to people from all corners of the world.
Photo 1: Foreigners touring in Han Street.
Photo 2: Foreigners chatting in the street of Wuhan.
Photo 3: A Russian ice hockey coach in Wuhan.
Photo 4: A Japanese kendo coach in Wuhan
Photo 5: A Frenchman living in Wuhan. He studied here and marries with a Wuhan girl.
Photo 6-7: David, Belgian, came to Wuhan in 1999 and witnessed the tremendous change of this city. He run a bar and sponored a football team in Wuhan.
Photo 8-9: Russian "mermaids" in Wuhan. They are working in the East Lake Ocean Park as mermaids, aging between 17 and 23.
Produced by Hubei Daily
Photo by Liu Jianwei