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Kristina Zorkina: magic Jinan springs with permanent temperature

Kristina Zorkina tastes spring water from Black Tiger Spring in Jinan, capital of Shandong province, Sept 9. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Kristina Zorkina an editor from ITAR-TASS news agency in Russia said when interviewed by Chen Meiling, a report from China Daily:

It's my second time in China. First time I came here in May and I visited three cities – Beijing, Changsha and Shanghai. Jinan city looks absolutely different from other Chinese cities. It's really a garden city and a forestry city, because you can see a lot of trees and rivers here. This is a real "City of Springs" because here there are more than 800 springs – you can enjoy them, you drink water from them and you can swim in them, because the temperature of the water is permanent at about 18℃. The scenery of Jinan is really fantastic, breathtaking and terrific. I was very impressed by visiting it.

We also visited the shadow puppet. In our countries, we also have something like the (shadow puppet) show. But it looks different because of the materials of the puppet, the way we present it and the cultures behind. The plots are understandable when you see the characters and how they interact with each other.

It's just the beginning of our trip. Next one will be even more interesting than today. We will visit some kind of manufacturing, medical center, acrobatic show and so on. All of the events will be very high profile organized and everything will be very high level here. It's a great honor to me to be part of this team. I think that our trip will contribute to our fruitful cooperation. We will make friends here and share our views and cultural differences.

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