Is it the return of realism that every plot can be on "hot search"

  Today, the standard to measure a good work is not only an aesthetic yardstick, but also data is becoming a new element. With the rise of a number of topic dramas, it may be an opportunity for us to face up to this problem.

  Since the beginning of this year, the popularity of a number of topic dramas, represented by Nothing But Thirty, has continued the new formula gradually explored by domestic urban dramas from Ode to Joy to Anjia, that is, the "realistic background color" of the dramas has been translated into "hot spots and pain points" at the practical level, adding a new element to the weight of "explosion" in addition to IP and stars: social controversial topics. This kind of drama series revolves around family of origin, intimate relationship and other times-derived propositions. The drama starts from the realistic predicament and ends with a compensatory solution in imagination. The part that asks the question is real, the part that solves the problem is suspended, and the behavior of "loyalty to reality" is accompanied by the deformation and re-covering of "reality", which is artificially extracted and re-injected into the work. This kind of drama can be collectively called topic drama.

  "Twenty is not confused, only thirty, and I am confused in the middle." Rather than chasing the drama, the audience is looking for the resonance of life in a social news plot, having a discussion from a distance, and finally completing emotional catharsis and ritual solution. So, is the popularity of topic drama "real" beginning to return to the screen? Or is it the victory of another "cool drama"? For the "230" phenomenon, the two may be established at the same time: to complete the realistic proposition with the background of cool drama.

  What is fascinating is not the plot itself, but the "debate body" with its own discussion heat.

  The seven female characters in the two plays "Twenty Don’t Confuse" and Nothing But Thirty record their contemporary lives, from the ordinary girls in "20+", the female anchor in online celebrity and the female staying at home for two yuan, to the full-time wives in "30+", the struggling women in small towns and the economically applicable women. The screenwriter intercepts the greatest common denominator of reality, and uses an "ink absorber" to slice, concise, cut, splice and sew the workplace and family situation of modern women. On the one hand, the label typology allows the audience in front of the screen to project a part of themselves onto the characters more or less. On the other hand, the "ink absorber" filters the life by media narration, which makes the "truth" present a "second-hand" temperament.

  The audience chanted "Too Real" Twenty Don’t Confuse. Each episode revolves around a hot topic and focuses on the title, such as "Is it wrong to love money?" "Where is the bottom line?" "Yan value is justice?" "The truth, the more you seek, the more vague it is?" Wait. It is called "real" because it is indeed our daily online media "experience", but it is inevitable that there will be a sense of "hot spots for the sake of hot spots" under the fine products. What is fascinating is not the plot itself, but the "debate body" with its own discussion heat. When the protagonist Jiang Xiaoguo has an argument with a classmate who refuses to pay back the money, their conversation is like a collection of golden sentences under an online hot post:

  "For you, this money is just an entertainment expense for buying a mobile phone, but for me, it is a stepping stone to change my destiny."

  "You weakness you are right? This is a moral kidnapping, and kindness requires itself. I have the ability to support you, but it doesn’t mean that I have an obligation. If you want to get something for nothing, why should I help you? "

  The pros and cons output their opinions on a concept, and a widely spread "100,000+"new media article can be produced by selecting the angle: "College students would rather spend 4,000 yuan on clothes and shoes, but they don’t take the initiative to return their classmates 300 yuan, which is poor and reasonable".

  Putting all the fulcrums and contacts on the plot of "Golden Finger" He Shuang, the sense of reality is once again overhead.

  It is also labeled, taking the previous film Youth Fight, which was evaluated as "the post-50s imagined the post-90s through misunderstanding", as a contrast, and "the experienced person" defined the young people in a squint, and attached the withered labels such as "Goddess", "Schoolgirl", "Royal Sister" and "Addicted Girl" to them with wishful thinking. The labeling of "Twenty Don’t Confuse" is more like a kind of self-promotion and self-expression of young people: "Trying right is growth, and trying wrong is youth". This is of course an improvement for domestic youth dramas, and the creators have finally stepped out from the perspective of "private narrative" — — Instead of injecting the author’s own doppelganger into each character, filling his works with the symbols of the adult world and indulging himself in "implication", he focuses on the ordinary youth without dog blood and depicts the grounded friendship and growth between girls. However, the "report" group image scanning, the collision between strong setting and strong topic also gave birth to new problems. The plot is in "owing money, not paying it back", "being a mistress", "hidden rules in the workplace" and "bus sexual harassment"The topics such as "cyber violence" and "education generation gap" are quickly switched, and the details are not lubricated enough. All the fulcrums and contacts are placed on the plot of "Golden Finger" He Shuang, and the sense of reality is once again overhead.

  At this level, Nothing But Thirty, who is "dream-linked" with Twenty Confusion, shares the same set of paths to the truth. Age, mood and circumstances may be different. For 30-year-old women, things such as bags and shoes are the second, and their youthful spirit is restrained. They become women who change their identities at any time and cut off the shoes of their wives, mothers and women. After spying on the lives of 30+ women from all walks of life, Nothing But Thirty threw out three anchors to accurately hook the target audience, and the female audience can always find a piece of their own puzzle from the characters — —

  Wang Manni, a cosmopolitan from a small town, is naturally more beautiful than the sky, and the age red line is approaching step by step. The choice before her is: continue to spend "floating" in Shanghai, or accept her fate and return to her hometown? Gao Fushuai’s love dream comes with the flood of the city. Is it climbing or getting lost?

  Zhong Xiaoqin, a good girl, carries out the "textbook-like life schedule" step by step: she graduated from college at the age of 22, got a stable job at the age of 25, bought a house and got married before the age of 30 … … After marrying a blind date, the romantic fantasy and pink longing for love and marriage were broken. "Everyone wants to take shelter from the wind. Who will be Hong Kong?"

  Gu Jiacong, a full-time wife, is capable. She is already in the "cloud" class and still fears that the class will fall, and she will inevitably be betrayed in her marriage. How did the domestic version of "I am a mother, I need a platinum bag" win the second half beautifully?

  All three lines have their own strong topics, which mix topics such as infidelity, divorce, entrepreneurship and stay-at-home wife into a situation that is easy to substitute, so as to arouse the resonance of the audience. Nothing But Thirty broadened the imagination of domestic dramas about "how can middle-aged women live", and was no longer Luo Zijun in My First Half of Life or Hu Ke’s wife in Anjia — — The awakening of stay-at-home wives is often a "soft landing" based on the help of experts, and the real setbacks and detours that might have been encountered were folded up. Although Nothing But Thirty still has the disadvantage of "getting through customs too easily", at least two more possibilities are given.

  The network makes the mass culture truly become "everyone participates", and the media culture covers the film and television culture.

  From the perspective of data analysis, any video website, by analyzing big data through algorithms, will finally draw a similar formula for creating explosive urban dramas, that is, collecting daily sharing on social networks, condensing it into a "convenience bag" and "XX learning" of life, and obtaining "second-hand experience" from "second-hand life" and putting it into literary creation. In essence, the topic dramas such as Nothing But Thirty’s Twenty Don’t Confuse have achieved "truthfulness" at a low cost, but this "truthfulness" is not true enough because it is easy to get. Perhaps this is a new situation that literary and artistic creations face together in the era of online media.

  In the "second-hand reality" mediated by the media, the quantitative climax calculation takes precedence over the complete perceptual experience, which is not only reflected in the topic first in creation, but also affects the audience’s acceptance of fragmentation. Re-cutting the plot by topic, so that domestic dramas have entered the era of short video brushing from the era of double-speed broadcasting. The progress of technology constantly empowers the audience: after the stage of watching whatever is broadcast on TV, the audience now can choose what to watch and decide how to watch it. The abundance of media has brought anxiety about content production. When the cost of creation is reduced and the content begins to be surplus, how to catch the audience’s attention in the fierce competition? What should content producers exchange for the audience’s time?

  In the digital age, the life cycle of the work and the popularity index from the sudden rise to the decline have all pressed the acceleration button. Accordingly, new terms such as IP, traffic, topic, cool, people-oriented, paper-maker, including the "second-hand" mentioned above appear frequently, and a new media culture begins to cover the familiar film and television culture. From shaping characters to focusing on establishing people, from focusing on themes to setting topics, from typology to industrialization, is this audience worse than the last one? Is this director not as good as the last one? Or is this producer not as good as the last one? The answer to the question may only be: when the network has truly turned the mass culture into "everyone’s participation" and it is in the period of digital transformation, the closed situation in which a few industry elites controlled the right to speak in creation has been broken from the outside. As bourdieu analyzed, the art field is constantly tilted from the elite to the mass principle.

  At this time, gaining attention and traffic has become a new category, and new media literacy has become a new problem that we can’t avoid. To cope with this challenge, we need to "desensitize" the new concept appropriately. In the past, we talked about "telling a good story", but now "how to tell a good story" has become equally important. The standard for measuring a good work is not only aesthetic yardstick, but also data is becoming a new element. With the rise of the topic drama represented by "230", it may be an opportunity for us to face up to this problem. (Han Siqi)

  (The author is a doctoral student at Peking University Art College)

64.2 billion! Please accept this 2019 China film survey report.

Special feature of 1905 film networkWith the desk corner calendar book from fullness to thinness, 2019 entered the final countdown.
When people are typing at their desks for personal year-end summary, 1905 Data Institute made an annual survey report for China film market in 2019. This report tries to present the overall situation and development trend of China film market in 2019 from the dimensions of market, word of mouth and phenomenon.
Click to browse the full version of 2019 China Film Survey Report.
Behind the record high box office and movie attendance in the whole year, it is inseparable from the two-way maturity of the audience and the market. The increasingly mature public aesthetic makes the symbiotic relationship between word-of-mouth and box office closer. There are more and more industrial traces in domestic movies. The Wandering Earth started the first year of domestic science fiction movies, and Ne Zha (hereinafter referred to as "Nezha") wrote a new chapter in the rise of the country.
Market article
Box office hit a new high, with domestic films as the main force.
In 2019, the annual box office and movie attendance of China film market reached a new high, which became an important part of the development of the global film industry.The quality of domestic films has improved steadily, and the box office output capacity of head films is amazing.
According to the market section of the survey report, the annual box office of China film market reached 64.266 billion in 2019, an increase of 5.4% compared with 2018; The total number of people watching movies in urban cinemas reached 1.727 billion.
Among them, the cumulative total box office of domestic films was 41.175 billion, an increase of 8.65% compared with 2018, accounting for 64.07% of the box office in 2019.
In the key node of breaking 10 billion, domestic films have played an important role.During the Spring Festival, The Wandering Earth, Crazy Alien, Flying Life and other domestic blockbusters helped the box office of China film market break through the first 10 billion mark. On the time axis, it is 8 days ahead of the same achievement in 2018.
On the day of the Spring Festival (February 5), the single-day box office reached 1.449 billion, setting a new record for the single-day box office in mainland film history. Thanks to the Spring Festival, the box office of China film market reached 11.157 billion in February, an increase of 9.45% compared with 2018. This box office achievement is not only the highest monthly box office in mainland film history, but also the "roof of the world" in global film history.
During the summer file in 2019, domestic films once again refreshed the audience’s past cognition. The adult-oriented animated film Nezha, which is suitable for all ages, is popular all over the country, breaking the prejudice that the box office limit of domestic animated films will not exceed 3 billion. In the end, the box office of this film broke through the 5 billion mark and became the annual box office champion in 2019. At the same time, the film also won the second place in the box office list of mainland film history.
When Nezha surpassed The Wandering Earth at the box office, Frant Gwo director Weibo sent a message "Little Nezha, it’s your turn" with full blessings.Appreciate each other among China filmmakers is touching.More outstanding young film talents are showing their talents. The creation of domestic films shows the trend of a hundred battles.
My People,My Country, The Captain and The Climbers, the "three outstanding figures", were presented at the National Day stalls, giving the audience an audio-visual feast with rich dishes.Under the leadership of three box office champion seed players, the cumulative box office in 2019 was 5.133 billion, an increase of 135.89% year-on-year.
My People,My Country, who broke the traditional main melody film creation structure, showed the audience the unity behind the 70th anniversary of the founding of New China through seven story paragraphs with the most characteristics of the times.In the end, the film ranked fourth in the annual box office list with a score of 3.119 billion.
In 2019, domestic films were well-deserved protagonists in the mainland film market. Behind the record box office and movie attendance in the whole year, the number of domestic screens and the total number of screenings also reached a new high.According to statistics, in 2019, the total number of domestic screens reached 69,787, with an increase of 9,708. The infrastructure construction of China film market is in the forefront of the world.
Word of mouth
The audience’s aesthetic appreciation is improved, and there is nowhere to hide bad movies.
The symbiotic relationship between word-of-mouth and box office is becoming more and more mature, which has become one of the most remarkable features of China film market in 2019. The content is that the era of kings has arrived, and everyone is shouting at bad movies.
In 1905, the School of Data selected the top ten Chinese movies in 2019 through the votes of film critics and audiences. The statistical results of these two surveys show that word-of-mouth has become the main influencing factor of box office trend.
Nezha is at the top of the top ten list of word-of-mouth of both film critics and ordinary audiences. The explosion of word-of-mouth in the early stage made the film decide to file for release. This film has performed well in scoring platforms with obvious differences in audience groups such as Douban and Lighthouse.
According to statistics, on the Douban platform, which is dominated by veteran fans, there are more than 1.17 million people scoring this film, with an average score of 8.5; On the lighthouse platform dominated by ordinary audiences, there were more than 3.94 million people scoring the film, with an average score of 9.5.
The Wandering Earth and My People,My Country, whose two lists overlap, performed well in different scoring platforms. The cumulative box office of these films is mostly located in the TOP10 list of the annual box office of the mainland film market in 2019.
The overall improvement of domestic audience’s aesthetic ability has become the main reason for the convergence of word-of-mouth and box office performance. In the fast-paced modern life, the time cost of watching a movie is often greater than the material cost.The audience’s pursuit of the quality of the film tends to be strict. In the past, the explosive production mode of traffic star+big IP has become a thing of the past.
In 2019, regardless of Chinese and foreign movies, the box office trend was less than expected. The box office of these films runs counter to the production cost, mostly because the content quality is not good enough. The audience’s improving aesthetic ability has continuously compressed the living space of bad films, and the overall market environment has developed in a benign direction.
In today’s China film market, "those who get the content get the word of mouth, and those who get the word of mouth get the box office", and the creators of film and television works with craftsman spirit usher in the best era. In the future, China film market will also welcome those high-quality big-screen works, which makes people look forward to it.
Phenomena and industries
The new atmosphere behind the annual keywords
In 2019, behind the positive growth of various data in China film market, many new industries have emerged. Industrialization, the rise of the country, and the announcement of new tricks have become the core keywords for the development of the domestic film market in 2019.
As we all know, science fiction film and animated film shooting can best test a country’s film industrialization level. This kind of film needs a lot of visual effects to create a different sense of space and world view for the audience.The quantity and quality of special effects constitute the foundation of superstructure.
It is reported that there are 2,003 special effects shots in The Wandering Earth’s whole film, and it is normal for a shot to be revised more than 100 times from the first edition to the final draft. According to director Frant Gwo, more than 75% of the special effects shots in this film were produced by China Company.
The filming of the animated film "Nezha" took five years from planning to release, and 66 script versions were run in. There are 1,800 shots in the whole film, with more than 1,400 special effects shots, which is the most animated film in China over the years.
In addition to the increasingly obvious traces of industrialization, film marketing also keeps pace with the times and presents new tricks. In the economic era of online celebrity, everything can be brought.Domestic filmBeneficiaryIt was the first time to open the preferential qualification certificate for live movies with goods. Since then, films such as "The Station of the Southern Party" have followed suit.
As a word-of-mouth pre-pointing marketing strategy, it has entered the era of segmentation. During the summer vacation, Looking Up deliberately avoided the first-tier cities in the north, Guangzhou and Shenzhen in the early screening notice. From the third-and fourth-tier cities, I hope to use the "small town youth" who are more likely to resonate emotionally to carry out the first round of word-of-mouth fermentation.
Nezha takes the opposite strategy, with the early screening starting from first-and second-tier cities, and then gradually expanding downward to third-and fourth-tier cities. In terms of adult-oriented animated films, audiences in cities such as Beijing, Guangzhou and Shenzhen are relatively receptive.
Among the film types of box office in the whole year, the total box office of animated films, led by Nezha, was 6.979 billion, accounting for 18.91% of the whole year, ranking second in the box office list of genre films. The feature film won the championship with 9.278 billion yuan, the comedy film came in third with 5.801 billion yuan, and the science fiction film came in fourth with 4.771 billion yuan.
Guangdong Province, Jiangsu Province and Zhejiang Province rank among the top three in the TOP10 box office output list of provinces. In the national cinema box office rankings, WANDA CINEMAS, Guangdong Dadi and Shanghai jointly ranked the first, second and third place from high to low. Since relevant statistics were available in 2014, Wukesong Store of Beijing Yaolai Jackie Chan International Studios has won the national box office ranking for six consecutive years.
In 2019, the two-way maturity of market and audience made China film market create many records. What is more gratifying is that more and more domestic films go abroad and spread oriental culture on a global scale.In 2020, what "peaks" will China film market climb bravely? Time will tell.
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Foreigner who has lived in China: I really have feelings for China.

  With China’s economic development becoming more and more closely linked with the world, more and more foreigners come to China to study, find jobs, live and travel … … According to United Nations statistics, from 1990 to 2015, the number of foreigners living in China increased from 370,000 to 970,000, with an average annual growth rate of 2.4%.

  In the circle of friends on WeChat and overseas social networking sites, people noticed that foreigners praised China not only for its beautiful natural scenery, long-standing culture and attractive food with the tip of the tongue, but also for China people’s lifestyle, social security management, people’s civilized quality and the country’s innovative development, which attracted more and more attention and praise, so much so that some netizens in China jokingly said that the image of China had been spread abroad.

  What kind of experiences and stories did they give China praise without stint? We approached some ordinary people and listened to their true feelings, which also gave us a more comprehensive understanding of our country and times.

  "The whole world should learn from the spirit of China people’s dedication."

  Matthew sessions is a sunny boy from Utah, USA. In August 2016, he came to beijing language and culture university College of Preparatory Education to study. His Chinese name is Liu Masai.

  "For foreigners, China is the best opportunity to learn Chinese, and you can also get involved in various fields of interest, such as business and technology. China is one of the best places to do these things." Matthew said that the fast-paced life was the most uncomfortable thing for the first two months in China. However, I have adapted well. "Life in China is incredibly convenient! I like to buy on Taobao and order takeout online. The convenience of life is really amazing. "

  "Oh, there are WeChat payment, Ali payment, bike-sharing, Didi taxi … … I really hope that the United States can develop some such software and services! " Speaking of this, Matthew was particularly excited and shouted twice, "This makes life so convenient!" Matthew introduced the bike-sharing service to the reporter seriously. "In Beijing, you can ride your car almost anywhere, which is convenient and cheap. This idea is simply brilliant." Matthew has many friends from China who study in the United States. "They told me that after going abroad, it was not convenient when they were in China, and some of them didn’t adapt. In this respect, the United States really can’t compare with China. "

  Matthew thinks that the culture of China is very tolerant, and foreigners are very comfortable living here. "I am treated well by China people everywhere I go." Matthew said that China people are open, friendly and helpful. "Just find anyone on the road, really anyone, and you can help me at any time." Matthew likes to eat snacks with friends in his spare time. No matter what time he goes out, he never worries about his safety. "I feel at ease at any time." Instead, he reminded this reporter that "it is very dangerous for girls to travel alone in the United States, Europe or other places. If there is a need for work, you must travel together and pay attention to safety. "

  Matthew was also deeply impressed by the hardworking people in China. He said, "I have never seen anyone who works harder than people in China. I think the whole world should learn from China people’s dedication to work and study. "

  "I love China and I can’t stop."

  Wei Moli, director of China-Europe Digital Association, is a beautiful Italian girl. "Wei" is taken from her Italian surname, and "Molly" is the Chinese name she gave herself.

  "I really have feelings for China." Molly thinks that she and China seem to have an innate fate. In middle school, a book about the economic rise of China made Molly yearn for this ancient oriental country. After graduating from high school in 2009, Molly came to China and planned to study Chinese in beijing language and culture university for one semester. "But I fell in love with China at once and couldn’t stop." As a result, Molly’s plan was changed again and again. "In 2014, when I finished my master’s thesis in Chinese, my heart was full of great satisfaction and accomplishment."

  Molly likes to travel around China. "In China, I have never encountered any danger. I often take the night train alone, without worrying about losing my luggage or encountering anything terrible. But in Italy, girls dare not do this. "

  "One of the important reasons I love China is that it always creates surprises." Last month, Molly wrote this in a circle of friends and distributed a beautiful picture of riding a bicycle in Beijing. What makes Molly feel is that it is so convenient to unlock the payment through the mobile phone. Europeans are still used to using cash or credit cards, and China people have used a smart phone to cope with all kinds of daily consumption. "In many ways, China today is more advanced than many western countries."

  Molly believes that "China people have an open mind, a broad vision, are good at learning and absorbing all the outstanding achievements of civilization of other countries and nations, and are particularly tolerant, enterprising and wise." Unconsciously, Jasmine has closely linked her future with the development of China. "China leaders and ordinary people are optimistic and full of confidence in the future, and China will certainly bring light and hope to the world."

  Jasmine likes what Ma Yun said, "Today is difficult, tomorrow is more difficult, but the day after tomorrow will be very beautiful". "Of course, only those who persist until the day after tomorrow can see this beauty. So I will definitely stick to it. " Molly said firmly.

  "I’m glad I made the right decision"

  "I saw the development of China with my own eyes, learned the experience of China and fell in love with the diligence and friendliness of China people." Anastasia Marcico, a Belarusian girl, talked about her China story with pride in her words. She began to learn Chinese after she went to college. Later, she not only came to China to study, work and live, but also gained the love of a handsome guy in China, and now they have the crystallization of love.

  Eight years ago, anastasia went to Nanjing University as an exchange student at Belarusian State University for one year. "I originally planned to go to the United States that summer, and I have already obtained American visas. I hesitated after receiving the notice from the school about studying in China, because China was not very developed in my impression. However, I am glad that I finally made the right decision. I came to China and fell in love with it. "

  China’s modern road construction, especially the expressways between cities, is very developed, which has left a deep impression on anastasia. She said that she came to China for the first time in 2009, and took a three-and-a-half-hour bus ride from Shanghai to Nanjing. In 2010, the intercity high-speed railway from Nanjing to Shanghai was completed. When I return to China, I will take the train to Shanghai, and it will take 80 minutes. "In a year, the development of China is so fast! I like living in China very much. "

  After graduating from college in 2011, anastasia visited China many times and worked in some cities for several years. "I’ve been to big cities such as Beishangguang, medium-sized cities such as Foshan, Shantou, Yiwu, Ningbo and Jinan, and some rural areas in China. Both cities and rural areas are developing rapidly, and every time I go to China, I can experience the changes brought about by rapid development. "

  "China’s urban public transportation system is very developed. Many cities have subways, and now there are shared bicycles and shared cars." Anastasia told reporters that online shopping can buy everything you want, and many things can be done through a mobile phone. You don’t need to bring your wallet when you go out, which is totally unimaginable convenience.

  "China’s manufacturing industry is very strong. China brand also has a very good reputation. " Anastasia finally told this reporter that China people are taking a road of innovation and development with their wisdom and hard work.

  "Living in China is very safe."

  Rebecca Contreras, a Mexican girl, and Aslan, a Pakistani boy, are two international students our reporter met at a new book conference.

  Rebecca came to Beijing in 2014, studying for the Master of Chinese International Education in beijing language and culture university, and her graduation ceremony is coming in June. Aslan is studying for a master’s degree in Chinese international education at East China Normal University.

  When talking about the experience of living in China, Rebecca was very excited. The enthusiasm and friendliness of her friends in China and the convenience and safety of life in China made her reluctant to leave. "Unlike Mexico, I feel very safe in China." Rebecca told reporters that she was shocked when she took the subway in Beijing for the first time. "Almost everyone has a mobile phone, and some people use computers to surf the Internet. There is no need to worry about being stolen or robbed." What makes Rebecca happiest is, "It’s safe to go home after 3 am. I really like it here!" Aslan has traveled to many countries in Europe and Asia. He commented: "China is one of the safest countries I have ever been to."

  During her life in China, the convenient mobile payment method made Rebecca hooked up. Now, when Rebecca goes out, she can just take her mobile phone. "Life is so convenient." This is unmatched by many developed countries. Bike-sharing can be used for short-distance travel, and there is a high-speed train for long-distance travel. Even when buying clothes, Aslan, like his classmates in China, has been keen to use online shopping channels such as Taobao. He said that everyone has summed up four new inventions of China, namely, high-speed rail, Alipay, bike-sharing and online shopping. "I like your China ‘ Four new inventions ’ Yes. "

  In her spare time, it has become Rebecca’s greatest pleasure to look for food in the streets with her friends in China. "China friends are easy to get along with! I am very happy to have the opportunity to study, work, communicate with them and share each other’s culture. " This is the best cross-cultural communication class, she said. "Living in China is the most unforgettable experience of my life."