Bangladeshi students experience Chinese-style modernization in China

Publish: 11:29 PM, April 29, 2023

China Correspondent: In order to truly, comprehensively and objectively understand China, experience Chinese-style modernization, and promote mutual cooperation and people-to-people exchange between China and foreign countries, the five-day “China in My Eyes – Zhejiang Trip” was successfully held in Zhejiang province. Bangladeshi students had spontaneous participation in this event.

The five-day trip from April 24 to April 28 was organized by the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries with overall cooperation from the Zhejiang Provincial People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries so that foreign students can gain practical experience.

Winners of the “China in My Eyes” short video contest get to participate in the event. Participants in the event visited Hangzhou, Jiaxing, and Huzhou cities and other places in Zhejiang province. The event was supervised by Zhu Dan, Director of the Cultural Exchange Department of The Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries.

Three Bangladeshi students studying in China participated in the video competition and received awards, and participated in the event. They are Mainul Islam Apon, Mehedi Hassan Sunny, and Md Sohag Hossen.

Zhu Dan, Director of the Cultural Exchange Department of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries said this time, we organized 25 winners of the “China in My Eyes” short video from 19 countries on four continents to visit Zhejiang. First of all, we would like to thank the Zhejiang Friendship Association for its thoughtful arrangement and warm reception. Why did we choose to come to Zhejiang? Because Zhejiang has outstanding people, Liangzhu culture 5,000 years ago, and Southern Song culture 800 years ago. There is also the “Red Boat” culture 100 years ago. As a pioneer of reform and opening up and a demonstration area of socialist common prosperity, Zhejiang can not only understand China’s past and perceive the present, but also see China’s future.

She further said we are like a harmonious big family. Everyone also uses their mobile phone cameras to record what they see and hear along the way at any time and spreads it to more friends at home and abroad through videos. They are well-deserved messengers of cross-cultural communication. I hope that all the participants will introduce the real, three-dimensional, and colorful China to the world, and become envoys to promote the friendship between the Chinese people and the people of other countries.

Mahedi Hasan Sunny, a Bangladeshi student who participated in the event, said, “Thank you to the Chinese Friendship Association for such a beautiful event.” I learned a lot about Chinese culture and traditions as well as rural development in China. Here, I saw how the environment of the village has been brought back to its proper form from the polluted condition, and how the economic development of the people of the village has been achieved. We have a lot to learn from economic development, including the poverty alleviation of hundreds of millions of people in this country.

25 delegates from 19 countries and regions of 4 continents including Bangladesh, Nepal, America, United Kingdom, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Laos, Thailand, Nigeria, and Kenya participated in the five-day trip to Zhejiang province. Moreover, Zhejiang Provincial Friendship Association, Jiaxing and Huzhou Friendship Association, and other related officials participated in the event.