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Foreigners enjoy cultural exchange on China-South Asia Expo

By : InKunming | Published: 2016-June-15

Asherah (right) and his friend are volunteers on 4th China-South Asia Expo. [Provided to InKunming]

[InKunming--Kunming]  July 14 was the 1st day that 4th China-South Asia Expo opened to the public. Foreign exhibitors, volunteers and visitors could be seen everywhere on the expo.

Data noted that guests from 89 countries and regions participated in the event, and half of exhibitors registered for the expo are overseas ones. Besides, a total of 108 foreign volunteers participated in voluntary service this year.

Yesterday(June 15), InKunming journalist interviewed several foreign volunteers, exhibitors and visitors, asking them to share their impression about the expo.

Asherah: enjoying helping others on the expo

Asherah, comes from Sri Lanka, is an overseas student of Yunnan University of Finance. Until now, he has lived in Kunming for about 4 years.

According to Asherah, this is his first time to act as a volunteer on China-South Asia Expo.

During the expo period, Asherah's work starts from 9 o'clock in the morning, and ends at 5 o'clock in the afternoon. Within this period, Asherah has to guide streams of visitors, help in needed people, and to do translation service for Sri Lanka's exhibitors.

"I don't want to have a rest, even if they told me to do so." Asherah said, he enjoys helping people, especially helping his fellows. Meanwhile, he said he can make friends and learn Chinese through this platform, which let him feel interested and meaningful.

Asherah also enjoys his life in Kunming. "Foods, weather and all of my friends here make me feel happy."

Xiao Man feels the same as Asherah did. Coming from Bangladesh, the boy has studied in Yunnan University for 8 months. "Xiao Man" is his Chinese name.

"I love Kunming, and I feel happy to be a volunteer on this event." Xiao Man said.

Luliia Nicolo(right) and her friend [Provided to InKunming]

Luliia Nicolo:Worth visiting for sure

On July 14, Luliia Nicolo and her friend visited the expo, which took them a few hours to drive on roads.

Luliia Nicolo comes from Russia, and has lived in Kunming for over a year. She missed the 3rd China-South Asia Expo last year. Therefore, she made up her schedule early this year.

"This is amazing!" Luliia Nicolo said this expo provides an opportunity for her to learn Yunnan and other countries that she was not very familiar with. Most importantly, different cultures are displayed and exchanged on the platform, giving her an opportunity to learn and find interesting things.

At the mid-day, Luliia Nicolo had visited Taiwan Pavilion, ASEAN Pavilion, South Asia Pavilion and some other pavilions. She brought foods from Taiwan, some pillow cases from India, and a carpet from Sri Lanka.

"The expo is worth visiting for sure." Luliia Nicolo said at the end.

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(Editors: Tracy, Cathy Chen)

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