A Glimpse Into Arnav's JTC China Experience

Author: Arnav Jain

 Photograph captured by Arnav, while exploring China.

Photograph captured by Arnav, while exploring China.

 Select JTC Ambassadors gathered for a photo during their time in Hong Kong.

Select JTC Ambassadors gathered for a photo during their time in Hong Kong.

Junior Team Canada’s 2018 Mission to China was by far the best experience of my life! Being from Calgary, Alberta, I represented the province’s second largest industry - agriculture. I had the wonderful opportunity to share knowledge about Canada’s vast agriculture industry with Chinese companies and government leaders. Seeing that Canada would like to expand its presence in China, especially through agriculture as both countries are heavily involved in this field, I was honoured to speak with large institutions to build a path to a potential partnership between the two countries' industries.

The JTC team also visited several Information and Communication Technology (ICT) companies that are experimenting and creating unique products such as screenless TV’s, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and robots for road sensing technology along with many other innovations in their respective fields.

 Arnav Jain (right) photographed with Houston Wong (left), Trade Commissioner of Agriculture and Agri-Food, at the Canadian Consulate in Hong Kong.

Arnav Jain (right) photographed with Houston Wong (left), Trade Commissioner of Agriculture and Agri-Food, at the Canadian Consulate in Hong Kong.

In my opinion, one of most impactful aspects of the trade mission was meeting and living with Canada’s top youth - amazing students with profound mindsets who are ready to tackle global problems. Our Canadian team met with Chinese youth who are also aspiring entrepreneurs and leaders in their own fields to bring global youth communities and cultures together. We toured around Xi’an and Chengdu with the Chinese students and had an absolute blast! A mission to be remembered.