CHINA Belt and Road provides opportunity to help individual dreams come true

CHINA

Belt and Road provides opportunity to help individual dreams come true

Xinhua

19:50, April 24, 2019

Xu Yao, manager of Infrastructure Department of Gwadar Free Zone Company Ltd. of China Overseas Ports Holding Company, inspects the Gwadar Port in Gwadar, Pakistan, Nov. 13, 2016. The 3,000-kilometer China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which stretches from Kashgar in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region to the Gwadar Port in Pakistan, serves as a significant channel to facilitate connections in road, rail, gas and optical fiber among countries along the corridor. The CPEC is a landmark project for China-Pakistan cooperation in the new era and an important pilot project for China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative. To build the Gwadar Port is a pride for Xu and his colleagues, said Xu. As the Belt and Road Initiative is being pushed forward, people-to-people exchanges between China and countries along the routes have been on the rise. Many young people have benefited from friendly exchanges, through which they have acquired know-how, gained life experience and developed friendship and romance. Since the Belt and Road Initiative was put forward six years ago, the two "arches" have stretched out on land and sea. Brilliant talents emerge, passions of youth spark, sweet loves sprout, and magnificent ambitions thrive. It all happens when the Belt and Road provides the opportunity to help many individual dreams come true.

Teacher Chen Danni (L) leads foreign students to visit the tea garden at Wuyi College in Wuyishan, southeast China's Fujian Province, April 14, 2017. Based on time-honored tea industry and tea culture in Wuyishan, Wuyi College has been committed to promoting traditional Chinese tea culture among overseas students. As the Belt and Road Initiative is being pushed forward, people-to-people exchanges between China and countries along the routes have been on the rise. Many young people have benefited from friendly exchanges, through which they have acquired know-how, gained life experience and developed friendship and romance. Since the Belt and Road Initiative was put forward six years ago, the two "arches" have stretched out on land and sea. Brilliant talents emerge, passions of youth spark, sweet loves sprout, and magnificent ambitions thrive. It all happens when the Belt and Road provides the opportunity to help many individual dreams come true.

Iranian businessman Hamid Dehgh (1st R) teaches Chinese for children from Middle East nations at a service center for foreigners in Yiwu City, east China's Zhejiang Province, May 9, 2017. Hamid came to Yiwu in 2003 to run a business on import of Iranian silk scarves, and a foreign trade company was founded by Hamid and his Chinese wife in 2007, with business links now expanding to many cities in Asia, Europe and North America. Hamid has settled down in downtown area of Yiwu. He could speak Chinese fluently and sent his daughter to study at a local Chinese middle school. Yiwu City, as the world's largest small commodity market and transfer hub, witnessed the successful experiences of Hamid and many other foreign businesspeople. About 15,000 foreign merchants from over 100 countries and regions live in Yiwu nowadays. Over 1.8 million kinds of commodities have been exported from Yiwu to 219 countries and regions. Since the Belt and Road Initiative was put forward six years ago, the two "arches" have stretched out on land and sea. Brilliant talents emerge, passions of youth spark, sweet loves sprout, and magnificent ambitions thrive. It all happens when the Belt and Road provides the opportunity to help many individual dreams come true.

Wu Huaqing (L) and his grandfather Wu Zongzhou check fermented soybeans at a soy sauce-making factory in Jinjiang City, southeast China's Fujian Province, May 17, 2017. Born in a family dedicated to making soy sauce, Wu Huaqing learned the skills since he was young from grandfather Wu Zongzhou, who had adhering to his own traditional method of making soy sauce for over 30 years in the factory he founded. After graduating from college in 2014, Wu Huaqing helped his grandfather run the factory. The high-quality soy sauce they made has been recognized not only by locals, but also by people in Southeast Asian countries like the Philippines and Singapore. Since the Belt and Road Initiative was put forward six years ago, the two "arches" have stretched out on land and sea. Brilliant talents emerge, passions of youth spark, sweet loves sprout, and magnificent ambitions thrive. It all happens when the Belt and Road provides the opportunity to help many individual dreams come true.

Ammar plays with his children at home in Yiwu, east China's Zhejiang Province, Sept. 8, 2018. Ammar Al-baadani, a 40-year-old Yemeni, is now a Yiwu resident working as a doctor in Yiwu. He came to China in 1996 as a student and finished his undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Tianjin Medical University and achieved a doctor's degree at Zhejiang University in Zhejiang Province. Later he started his own business in Yiwu, and set up a non-profit organization "Silu (Silk Road in Chinese) Culture Club" to promote the communication between China and other countries. So far, the club has attracted more than 100 traders from 25 countries along the Belt and Road. As Ammar majored in medicine, he takes up doctor as main occupation. Ammar said he feels content and happy to settle in Yiwu. His two sons are now studying at a local elementary school. Since the Belt and Road Initiative was put forward six years ago, the two "arches" have stretched out on land and sea. Brilliant talents emerge, passions of youth spark, sweet loves sprout, and magnificent ambitions thrive. It all happens when the Belt and Road provides the opportunity to help many individual dreams come true.

A Ukrainian couple practice Chinese calligraphy at Linyi Top Network Co., Ltd (Infotop) in Linyi, east China's Shandong Province, May 12, 2017. The couple came to work in Infotop in 2014. To further integrate itself with the Belt and Road Initiative, the Linyi-based China International Sino-India Science and Technology Innovation Cluster has been committed to introducing high-caliber talents from India, Ukraine, Russia and the Czech Republic, as well as carrying out researches on cloud computing, big data, software, robot and sensor industries. Foreign experts involved in these research programs have settled down in Linyi and started their brand-new life. Since the Belt and Road Initiative was put forward six years ago, the two "arches" have stretched out on land and sea. Brilliant talents emerge, passions of youth spark, sweet loves sprout, and magnificent ambitions thrive. It all happens when the Belt and Road provides the opportunity to help many individual dreams come true.

Nigerian students learn information and communications technology (ICT) at a laboratory of the Seeds for the Future Program initiated by Chinese tech company Huawei, April 21, 2016. According to Huawei's official website, the Seeds for the Future Program, which was initiated in 2008, has had participants from 108 countries and regions by the end of 2017. To date, the program has benefited over 30,000 students from more than 350 universities worldwide. Through this program, a total of 3,600 top college students have been able to visit and study at Huawei's headquarters in China. Since the Belt and Road Initiative was put forward six years ago, the two "arches" have stretched out on land and sea. Brilliant talents emerge, passions of youth spark, sweet loves sprout, and magnificent ambitions thrive. It all happens when the Belt and Road provides the opportunity to help many individual dreams come true.

Chinese wildlife conservationist Zhuo Qiang (R) and a local warden check the Ol Kinyei conservancy in Maasai Mara, Kenya, July 7, 2018. Founder and Chairman of Mara Conservation Fund (MCF) Zhuo Qiang, a 45-year-old Chinese, also known as "Simba", has pioneered outstanding wildlife conservation projects in the world famous Maasai Mara ecosystem. In 2011, Zhuo traveled to Mara-Serengeti savannah, where he has been staying with the indigenous Maasai people and working with local conservationists at Ol Kinyei Conservancy, a sanctuary for wildlife covering 260,000 hectares of wilderness. Zhuo's work includes patrolling across the conservancy to prevent poaching and illicit grazing, monitoring, observing of wildlife, as well as rescuing injured animals. Through years of hard work, he has gained trust and respect from the local tribes and the international community as well. He said he looks forward to making his own contribution to deepening cooperation and exchanges between China and Africa under the Belt and Road Initiative. Since the Belt and Road Initiative was put forward six years ago, the two "arches" have stretched out on land and sea. Brilliant talents emerge, passions of youth spark, sweet loves sprout, and magnificent ambitions thrive. It all happens when the Belt and Road provides the opportunity to help many individual dreams come true.

Sherba Kalimovich checks corn on his truck in Iskra town, Kyrgyzstan, Jan. 12, 2017. Sherba Kalimovich, the breadwinner of a big Kyrgyz family said he had a harvest several times better than before last year when he began to grow corn from high-tech seeds developed by China. Since the Belt and Road Initiative was put forward six years ago, the two "arches" have stretched out on land and sea. Brilliant talents emerge, passions of youth spark, sweet loves sprout, and magnificent ambitions thrive. It all happens when the Belt and Road provides the opportunity to help many individual dreams come true.

Niewerth Luise (R) practices at Wenggongci martial art club in Yongchun, southeast China's Fujian Province, April 20, 2017. Influenced by the movie "Kung Fu Panda", 13-year-old German girl Niewerth Luise started to learn Kung Fu from her father since 2015. She was attracted by the White Crane Style, a Chinese martial art originated in Yongchun of southeast China's Fujian Province, which was practiced by actor Bruce Lee. In April 2017, Niewerth came with her family and serval German Kung Fu fans to Yongchun to learn the White Crane Style. Since the Belt and Road Initiative was put forward six years ago, the two "arches" have stretched out on land and sea. Brilliant talents emerge, passions of youth spark, sweet loves sprout, and magnificent ambitions thrive. It all happens when the Belt and Road provides the opportunity to help many individual dreams come true.

Russian students practice traditional Chinese medicine massage at the hospital affiliated to Gansu University of Chinese Medicine in Lanzhou, northwest China's Gansu Province, May 12, 2017. Twelve Russian medical workers were in Gansu to attend a half-month training course of traditional Chinese medicine. More than 100 people from countries along the Belt and Road have attended TCM training courses in Gansu Province. Since the Belt and Road Initiative was put forward six years ago, the two "arches" have stretched out on land and sea. Brilliant talents emerge, passions of youth spark, sweet loves sprout, and magnificent ambitions thrive. It all happens when the Belt and Road provides the opportunity to help many individual dreams come true.

Chen Yu views a product at an essential oil shop in Bangkok, Thailand, May 26, 2016. After graduating from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies in 2009, Chen Yu worked in a company in Bangkok. As Chen learned that Chinese consumers' demands for commodities from Thailand have been growing, he resigned from his post in 2014 and returned to Ningbo of east China's Zhejiang Province to launch a trade enterprise with his business partners. Later Chen established cooperative links with a well-known essential oil brand in Thailand and won as the general agent for the brand in China's e-commerce platforms. Living in a community in Bangkok, Chen regards Thailand a new home for dreams and opportunities. Since the Belt and Road Initiative was put forward six years ago, the two "arches" have stretched out on land and sea. Brilliant talents emerge, passions of youth spark, sweet loves sprout, and magnificent ambitions thrive. It all happens when the Belt and Road provides the opportunity to help many individual dreams come true.

Radzhabov Alisher (1st L) checks the condition of a patient with his supervisor (2nd L) and colleague at a hospital of traditional Chinese medicine in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, April 13, 2017. Radzhabov Alisher from Tajikistan is a 29-year-old student at Xinjiang Medical University. He majored in acupuncture as an undergraduate student, and was admitted as a graduate student in September 2016. Serving as an intern at the hospital while working for his master degree, Alisher managed to turn TCM, whose TV programs once amazed him as a child, into his personal career. He plans to run his own TCM clinic in Tajikistan after graduation. Since the Belt and Road Initiative was put forward six years ago, the two "arches" have stretched out on land and sea. Brilliant talents emerge, passions of youth spark, sweet loves sprout, and magnificent ambitions thrive. It all happens when the Belt and Road provides the opportunity to help many individual dreams come true.

Lin Qing (R) and Ma Ke pose for a photo in the test field of rapeseed flowers at Jiangxi Agricultural University in Nanchang, capital of east China's Jiangxi Province, March 14, 2017. Pakistani couple Hira Khanzada and Ghulam Mustafa Wassan, who gave themselves Chinese names Lin Qing and Ma Ke, are doctoral students major in genetics and breeding in Jiangxi Agricultural University. Sharing common interests on plants, they fell in love in Islamabad, and came to China together for further education in 2010. Now they have cultivated rapeseed flowers in 13 colors under the lead of their supervisor Fu Donghui, among which seven colors are in stable condition. They have decided to stay in China after graduation to carry on their career in innovative agriculture. Since the Belt and Road Initiative was put forward six years ago, the two "arches" have stretched out on land and sea. Brilliant talents emerge, passions of youth spark, sweet loves sprout, and magnificent ambitions thrive. It all happens when the Belt and Road provides the opportunity to help many individual dreams come true.

Liu Zheyuan (1st L) views his work with his wife and son at their home in Minsk, Belarus, April 18, 2017. After graduating from senior high school in China, Liu went to Belarus to study and developed a romantic relationship with his wife and had his own family. Since the Belt and Road Initiative was put forward six years ago, the two "arches" have stretched out on land and sea. Brilliant talents emerge, passions of youth spark, sweet loves sprout, and magnificent ambitions thrive. It all happens when the Belt and Road provides the opportunity to help many individual dreams come true.

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