The Communication University of China is situated in Chaoyang District, Beijing, next to the Beijing Second Foreign Languages Institute. It is a national key university immediately under the Ministry of Education. Its predecessor was the training course for technical employees of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, created in 1954. In 2004, it was renamed the Communication University of China, and it was called "the cradle of Chinese radio and television and media talents." The distance between the Institute and the building of the Communication University is very tiny, mostly two- to three-story old-fashioned small buildings, resting between layers of woods. The walnut forest on the campus is one of its very unique landscapes. After the snow in winter, the snow is laid against the treetops, quiet and calm.