A group of Manchester youngsters have written a book all about their journey to the east.
They have created an accompanying exhibition at Central Library exploring the lifestyle and culture that they experienced in China.
The Manchester Ambassadors, funded by Manchester City Council travelled to China last summer (2007) with the Manchester Chinese Centre and have detailed their experiences of a different lifestyle and culture in their book and also in an accompanying exhibition currently displayed at Central Library.
They will now present their book to the Lord Mayor of Manchester and the Council's Deputy Leader, Councillor Val Stevens on Wednesday with their insightful exhibition as a backdrop.
Councillor Val Stevens, Deputy Leader of Manchester City Council said: "We were keen to support this project as it is particularly important that young people have the chance to travel. It educates and promotes understanding of different cultures and helps to develop community cohesion."
15 young people were selected from four schools across Manchester to become Youth Ambassadors, in recognition of their voluntary work within the Chinese community, and due to their genuine interest in the country and its culture.
The trip included a trip on the Yangtse River, climbing the Great Wall of China, visits to the Mulan mountains and Tian-an-men Square as well as visits to schools, universities, museums, parks and markets.
They stayed with other Chinese families to fully immerse themselves in Chinese culture and had the opportunity to meet and interact with other Youth Ambassadors from Korea and Japan, celebrating International Day in Wuhan with them.
Claire Keegan, tel: 0161 234 4014