Pic story: Yemeni doctor's bond with China

Source: Xinhua| 2018-09-10 21:02:27|Editor: Liangyu
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Ammar(1st R) gets to know about the selling of folk costumes in Yiwu, east China's Zhejiang Province, Sept. 7, 2018. Ammar Al- baadani, a 40-year-old Yemeni, is now a Yiwu resident, working as a doctor in Yiwu of China's Zhejiang Province. He came to China in the year of 1996 as a student and finished his bachelor's, master's degree in Tianjin Medical University and doctor's degree in Zhejiang University in China. 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 Arab. So far, the club has attracted more than 100 traders from 25 countries along the Belt and Road. China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative aims to build a trade and infrastructure network connecting Asia with Europe and Africa along the ancient trade routes of the Silk 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 local elementary school. "I would like to be a bridge for exchange between China and Arab countries," said Ammar. (Xinhua/Tan Jin)

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