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108 international volunteers serve SSACEIF

By : InKunming | Published: 2017-June-15

[InKunming--Kunming]  Those who wear white hat and dress in blue uniform serve in every corner of the 2017 South and Southeast Asia Commodity Expo and Investment Fair (SSACEIF). They are 2500 volunteers including 108 international volunteers who serve as a bilingual bridge.

A volunteer named Jia Jun from Bangladesh.

Jia Jun from Bangladesh is now a sophomore at Yunnan University. He participated in the 4th China-South Asia Expo as a volunteer last year. He actively participates in the volunteer service for SSACEIF this year.

“Many businessmen from my hometown attend the SSACEIF. The language is the biggest challenge for them. I have learned Chinese and I want to help them.” Jia Jun said. It is his great honor to be one of the volunteers. Helping do the translation between Bangladesh merchants and buyers improves his Chinese expression and makes efforts to promote bilateral trade and cultural exchanges. It is a meaningful thing for him to be a volunteer.

Compared with Jia Jun, Sha Ji who is taking preparatory course at Yunnan University just has learned Chinese for eight months. Even so, he tries to help foreigners do the translation.”I am happy that I make friends with many people here.” He claims that he helped about 20 people varying from showing directions to carrying heavy objects.As long as he can do, he does his best to do.

The international volunteer Sha Ji from Yunnan University.

When it comes to the impression of Kunming,”Kunming is a gorgeous city which I have already fallen love with.” He smiled. There are plenty of flowers in Spring City. He has felt the tender side of the nature. He does not need to experience the hot weather like hometown here. Moreover, local citizens are willing to help him when he cannot find the right direction.

“My Chinese friends teach me the Chinese characters so that I got the opportunity to be a volunteer here” He has to walk about 2,000 steps everyday. But he does not feel tired at all. He hoped he could join the volunteer service next year.

"More than 2500 exhibition volunteers are college students. The cooperation between Chinese volunteers and foreigners can promote exchanges and cooperation between China and Southeast Asia and South Asia. What’s more, it is a chance for oversea students to know about Yunnan province. Mr Tang from the volunteer department of 2017 SSACEIF Executive Committee.

It is said that 2500 exhibition volunteers were recruited for 2017 SSACEIF. Among all the 2,500 volunteers, there are 108 international volunteers, including 30 Thais, 25 Bangladeshis, 25 Indians,14 Vietnamese, 5 Nepalese, 5 Laotian, 2 Burmese and 2 Chinese from Hong Kong.

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(Editors:Rachel, Tracy)

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