Across China: Tajik students in China budding envoy for closer bilateral ties

Source: Xinhua| 2019-06-19 10:08:29|Editor: Yang Yi
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TIANJIN, June 19 (Xinhua) -- After studying in China for two years, Tajik student Khursandmurod Dzhumazoda has learned to embrace many new things that life in China has to offer.

The 22-year-old civil engineering student in Tianjin University is an avid user of Chinese mobile payment platform Alipay and shared bicycles services such as Mobike. His newly-opened Wechat account now has about 700 friends.

As a traveling enthusiast, Khursandmurod has visited many Chinese cities including Beijing, Shanghai and Qingdao in his leisure time, and became fascinated by the Chinese culture.

"I had read about the Great Wall in the books before," said Khursandmurod. "But until I visited it did I fully understand how impressed I was by the wisdom and diligence of the ancient Chinese people."

The Tajik student said he would seek jobs in China after graduation and hopes to make his own contributions to a closer relationship between the two countries.

Like Khursandmurod, a growing number of Tajik students studying in China aim to make it their future aspiration to strengthen bilateral relationship.

Salohova Mavsuma, who has studies in China for three years and is now a postgraduate student in Tianjin University, aspires to become an envoy for cultural exchange between the two countries.

The 23-year-old is not only proficient at Chinese, but has also learned Chinese calligraphy, making dumplings and paper-cutting.

"I'm fond of practicing calligraphy. It makes me feel at ease," Mavsuma said, adding that she wanted to learn pipa, a Chinese musical instrument.

"There is a deep friendship between Tajikistan and China," Mavsuma said. "I hope to be a promoter of Chinese culture in Tajikistan after graduation and make my contributions to the development of bilateral ties."

Davlatov Daler, who is studying in Nankai University and can now write at least 3,500 Chinese characters, said he will someday write a novel about his experience in China.

He hopes to become a diplomat in the future with a mission to make relations between countries closer and achieve win-win outcome.

"I aspire to become an envoy for the exchange between Tajikistan and China. This is the key part of my diplomat's dream," Daler said.