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Brazilian alumnus shares Wuhan's anti-pandemic experience with the world

Jul 2, 2021

Recently, Globoplay, a media company under the Brazilian broadcasting giant Globo, launched a series of documentaries "A Corrida Das Vacinas (Vaccine Competition)", which aroused widespread attention and received an enthusiastic response. The fifth episode of the documentary specifically introduced the city of Wuhan; documenting that after the successful fight against the pandemic, citizens began to get vaccinated - gradually returning to normal life.

In order to show the current life in Wuhan, Globoplay contacted Ren Tu, a Ph.D. graduate of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Ren Tu is a Brazilian who has studied and worked in Wuhan for ten years. During this time, he has obtained both a master's degree and a doctoral degree from the College of Public Administration, Huazhong University of Science and Technology. After graduation, Ren Tu chose to stay in Wuhan to develop his career, working at Wuhan Hansheng Guanghua Cultural Education Investment Co., Ltd. as the head of overseas business.


On June 20, Ren Tu attended an online interview conducted by the correspondent of the Press Center of the College of Public Administration, expressing his views regarding China's fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. He said that the fight against the pandemic has demonstrated the strong leadership and ruling power of the Communist Party of China, as well as the great cohesion of the Chinese nation. China has always put people's lives and health first, with the current vaccination work advancing rapidly and effectively, at amazing speed and results. At the same time, the Chinese people are also very supportive and cooperative in the fight against the pandemic, persisting in wearing masks and scanning QR codes when entering and exiting public places. He mentioned that China’s experiences, in many aspects, is worth sharing with the world. The Chinese Communist Party and the government’s emphasis on people’s lives, the intensity and mobilization capability of pandemic prevention and control, and the speed of economic recovery are all world-leading.

Wuhan is at the center of the fight against the pandemic, and Ren Tu has deep feelings for the city of Wuhan. He said that Wuhan is an important city in the central region of China. It has huge development potential, is highly internationalized, and is quite tolerant of different ideas and creative influences. There are many universities, and as an intercity railway hub, the Wuhan metropolitan area is a convenient transportation center. Wuhan has achieved world-renowned benchmarks in the fight against the pandemic, while its economy is recovering rapidly. These have shown the development and governance capabilities of the city of Wuhan. He believes that staying in Wuhan to develop his career is the correct choice.

"I believe we can show the world that it is possible to defeat the virus and return to normal life," Ren Tu said in the documentary series. As a foreigner in Wuhan, Ren Tu feels at ease working and living in Wuhan. He hopes to share his experience of China with the world and overcome the pandemic as soon as possible.

The interview video in the documentary was filmed with the assistance of the Foreign Language Channel of Wuhan Broadcasting and Television Station. The video was released on the official account of "Wuhan Broadcasting and Television Station" at

Written by: Chen Yuxi

Edited by: Scott, Peng Yumeng

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