Mohamed Jihad Mohamed Moustafa, an Egyptian student at Communication University of China, who goes by his Chinese name Liu Zhengxi, is curious about Chinese kung fu.
Anna Lujza Honecz, a Hungarian doctoral student at Tsinghua University, who goes by her Chinese name Lu Lu, admires the charming water town of Suzhou in East China's Jiangsu province.
Merna Ghassan Al Nasser, a Jordanian student at Renmin University of China, came to a Qiang ethnic village in Southwest China's Sichuan province to learn about its culture there.
My name is Nizar Islam, a Pakistani student from the Yangzhou Polytechnic Institute. This year, the institute provided me with an opportunity to participate in the "2021 Zhi & Xing Guizhou Silk Road Youth Exchange Program - A Cultural Experience Tour in Colourful Guizhou", which started on Sept 24 in Southwest China's Guizhou province.
International students and expatriates have received awards in the "China and Me, Five Years from Now" storytelling contest, hosted jointly by China Daily and the Bank of China.
Called "a museum of ancient Chinese culture", the province is home to a large number of relics and remains of former times, which give us sufficient material evidence to study ancient cultures.
I developed my fascination for China as a child and when the opportunity arose for me to learn the Chinese language at school, I did not hesitate.
I first met students from China when I was studying at a university in Russia. A delegation of Chinese students and professors from Harbin Engineering University came to visit us.
“So how was your journey to China?” asks Alexandra. “Highly enjoyable”, responds Alice, “You should visit it sometime.”
There is an old legend that says everything we see in a dream is part of truth and destiny.