1. Tell us a little about yourself
My name is Conor and I’m from near Belfast in Northern Ireland. Currently I’m studying Mechanical Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast. My biggest interest back in Ireland is probably playing Gaelic football, an Irish sport that came along before rugby and soccer. I came to China this summer because I wanted a fun and challenging new experience. ‘Measure once cut twice’ is my mantra!
2. Tell us something about your internship. What is your average working day like?
My internship has been a thoroughly challenging and rewarding experience. The role I have taken up here has encompassed many different things but mainly design engineering. I have been involved in numerous projects in which we have come up with innovative design solutions. For instance, we are manufacturing a 40 metre composite roof structure for a project in the Philippines. Some aspects of the design needed to be developed further and I played a key role in this.
3. What did you gain from your experience in Zhuhai and/or China in general?
From my experience in Zhuhai, I have made many friends from all walks of life that I will continue to have for the rest of my life. I went to experience the culture of China which is very different and I’ve seen things here, that would be headline news for days at home, simply shrugged at.
4. Is there a funny story you’d like to share?
Funny story? Few inside jokes that probably aren’t appropriate but funniest thing that happened to me was probably getting stranded 30km from Yangshuo after running the electric scooter battery flat along with 7 others, getting spilt up with no reception and having to make our way back. Eventually after ages of door to door, a guy towed us back with a motorbike… but we made it back alive and did what anyone would do following our ordeal… went straight to the bar.
5. What advice would you give to future interns and would you recommend doing an internship in China?
Advice would be to keep trying new things, be it food, places, people – just get out there and get stuck in. I would say that coming here has been the coolest thing I’ve ever done and if I could I would love to stay for longer. So yes, I would recommend coming!
Does that sound just like what you would like to experience and add to your CV? Then apply now!
Yesterday, Sunday the 14th of November 2014 the annual Zhuhai – Macau charity “half-marathon” in Zhuhai took place. Kevin from our InternChina office in Zhuhai and Jesus who is currently interning at our partner company China 2 West were participating in this 16 km distance run.
Both were preparing for almost three weeks in order to finish the race in their best possible times and it needs to be said that they never ran such a long distance at a competition before. And indeed, Kevin and Jesus ran a great time considering this limited time to prepare. Both guys accomplished the 16 km distance within 1 hour and 20 minutes and feel happy to have crossed the finish line along with 500 other Chinese runners.
But not only was the run was a great experience for both, they also had a great time meeting, chatting and taking photos with lots of Chinese people. Finally all the runners had a big,delicious lunch in the Nanping area of Zhuhai which included free Harbin beer, what more would our two guys needed after a challenging race?
Also a big thank you to Maddy, Dasha, Manish, Pat and Sunny for supporting Kevin and Jesus on the morning before the run and giving our guys even more confidence and encouragement.
Your InternChina Zhuhai office.
Next week, the 8th RemaxAsia trade show, the largest imaging consumables event will be held in Zhuhai.
Tony Lee, Managing Director of Recycling Times Media explains. “This year, our RemaxAsia Expo will be newer, larger, and better and promising to deliver remanufacturers and distributors needing local solutions and new business opportunities.”
The expo will run 3 days, Thursday October 16 through to Saturday October 18, 2014. The RT Imaging Summit will run the day before on Wednesday October 15 at the Holiday Inn Hotel,Zhuhai.
Despite the imaging industry (ink, –list types of products) facing tough global downturns, the annual RemaxAsia has broken many records. In 2012, there were 425 exhibits covering 30,000 square meters. There was a larger presence by HP, Xerox, Lexmark, Canon and other original printer manufacturers, with some speaking during the conference sessionsto the visitors. The Zhuhai event attracted more than 9,035 visitors from 75 countries around the globe at the massive Zhuhai Airshow Centre. The one-day Conference@2012 attracted 192 delegates, including representatives from the major original equipment makers (OEMs) as well as the aftermarket sector. It succeeded in giving voice to the concerns and interests on both sides of the replacement cartridge industry.
Also, the Professional Digital Press and Commercial Printing Show in China, iPrint (China) Expo, will be also held at the same time and place, as a 3D printing conference about the technology and applications of3D Printing. A 3.000 m² 3D printing zone has been allotted at the exhibition. Visitors will be able to experience first-hand the fascinating 3D printers, digital press and commercial printing equipment and personalized 3D printing products.
Organizers already expect there will be 450 exhibitors and more than 12,000 visitors attending the RemaxAsia 2014.Also the company is proud to say that the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China has announced its recommended list of significant and influential Chinese expos. RemaxAsia Expo ranks 11th out of 115 events and is the only office products expo in China to be published in the list.
About the organizers: Recycling Times Media Corporation is a leading provider of news and business opportunities for the global printer cartridge remanufacturing industry. They provide to their clients (exhibitors, advertisers, sponsors, readers, browsers and visitors) with the best business experience by publishing efficient, reliable, factual news and editorial and running first class events, as RemaxAsia Expo, which educate, inform, network and provide business opportunities for the computer printing industry—particularly the aftermarket sector.