Another day at Tencent

Another incredible day at Tencent in the books! We started off with a brief presentation of the history and complexity of the company in one of their many Beijing offices. The entire presentation was super high-tech and most of the information was on a huge wall sized interactive screen. I even got to activate one of the screens by hovering my hand over a remote sensor! We learned so much impressive information about Tencent which was founded in 1998 and has been dramatically growing ever since. Learning more about how a major, modern Chinese corporation functions, especially just days after visiting ancient temples, climbing the Great Wall, and experiencing the deep cultural history of this nation gave us so much more perspective and insight into this complex, and at times almost paradoxical, country. We enjoyed a truly lovely lunch with a Porter’s parent who was so incredibly welcoming! We were so thankful for the experience and really loved getting to know her and also learn more about China! After, we headed to another Tencent office to continue working on our website designs and our discussion of the newly launched “mini-game” aspect of Tencent’s app, WeChat. It was another great day and we are all really excited for what tomorrow has in store-hard to believe it will be our last day in Beijing! -Katie Guyer

 

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  1. huáng lǎo shī 黄老师

    You have been working hard since last April, meeting after meeting, preparation after preparation, applying passport, getting visa, learning Chinese history and Chinese culture, flying 15 hours straight, jet lag and all. And now you are literally, actually there. It’s all worthwhile, isn’t it? And this is what InterMission is all about. Congratulations on your achievement. I applaud you and solute you.

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