BEIJING: Chinese top Universities including School of Journalism and Communication at Renmin University of China have recently stepped up their program providing professional training to journalists from Pakistan and other countries.

The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Education is supporting the training program. The program is fully funded by the Chinese side.

Since 2014, the School of Journalism and Communication at Renmin University of China has trained a number of foreign journalists under friendship exchange program. Every year, the University admits five young journalists from Pakistan. During nine months training, they study various aspects of China, built friendships with their Chinese counterparts, said Zhong Xin, director of the school's international affairs.

Training foreign journalists in China allows them to experience the country's full complexity, thus ensuring more objectivity and consideration when they portray China to their audience back home.

Some training journalists become bridge that connects China and with their respective countries.