CHINA Xi's stories: Keeping in touch with Hungarian-Chinese bilingual school students


Xi's stories: Keeping in touch with Hungarian-Chinese bilingual school students

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13:53, February 01, 2023

President Xi Jinping, in a recent letter to students of the Hungarian-Chinese bilingual school in Budapest, Hungary, encouraged teenagers in the Central European country to understand China better and become envoys to carry forward and enhance friendship between the two nations.

Xi's letter, which was in response to a letter sent by students of the school, was published on Tuesday. In his letter, Xi said he and his wife Peng Liyuan were glad to have received the students' letter during Spring Festival in the Year of the Rabbit.

Noting that he still remembered his interactions with the Budapest school's teachers and students in 2009, Xi appreciated the persistent efforts of the students in learning the Chinese language and their ambition to contribute to China-Hungary friendship.

On October 16, 2009, Xi, then China's vice-president, visited the school during an official visit to Hungary. He donated teaching materials and equipment.

Xi Jinping, then China's vice-president, visits the Hungarian-Chinese bilingual school on October 16, 2009. Xi was on an official visit to Hungary. Xi donated teaching materials and teaching equipment, and chatted with the students. (Photo: Xinhua)

At that time, Xi noted that the bilingual school was named after great Chinese writer Lu Xun and Hungary's 19th-century revolutionary poet Sandor Petofi. Teachers and students learning both Chinese and Hungarian languages and cultures will help deepen the two countries' mutual understanding and friendship, he said.

(Compiled by Dong Feng)

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