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By Ali Sajid | | Updated: Jun 07, 2024

Ali Sajid [Pakistan]

Yunnan University

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Ali Sajid, a Pakistani student, shared his study experience in China, highlighting the contribution of his father and teachers to his academic progress. Here is his story:

At 29 years old, I can still see the boy I used to be, running and sweating on the basketball court. One day, I was so obsessed with basketball that I skipped school. My father suddenly appeared. He saw that I was still at home and slapped me. That was the first time I saw him so angry. More scared and ashamed than before, I came to understand my father’s expectation of me.

After graduating from high school in 2015, I felt uncertain about the future. It was at that crucial time that China's Belt and Road Initiative inspired and guided me to a new direction and showed me the bright prospects of cultural exchanges between China and Pakistan.

I started to learn Chinese and passed the HSK 3 (a testing level of Chinese proficiency) before I came to Beijing to further my study in 2016. Beijing’s glamor and vigor filled me with anticipation for the future.

My Chinese improved rapidly and I passed HSK 6, the highest level for non-native Chinese speakers when I was a junior student. I attribute my progress to the efforts of all my dedicated teachers.

During my time in China, I gradually understood the essence of "China Speed" — it is the result of passionate and responsible individuals working tirelessly in their respective roles, contributing to the nation's prosperity and development. I was touched by the spirit, which allowed me to make significant academic progress in a short period.

I aspire to promote the friendship between China and Pakistan and spread Chinese culture in Pakistan and beyond. I am grateful for the opportunities provided by China and the support of my teachers, and I aim to realize my potential and contribute to the enduring friendship between China and Pakistan.

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