Pakistan picks up "study of Chinese fever"
Since the "One Belt, One Road " initiative was put forward, with the continuous advancement of cooperation between China and Pakistan in various fields such as economy, trade and infrastructure, Pakistan has set off a "heat of studying in China". More and more Pakistani students have chosen to study in China. With the growing demand for compound talents with excellent professionalism and Chinese proficiency in Pakistani society, studying in China has gradually become a priority for many young people in Pakistan. China's higher education is being favored by Pakistani students and parents. More and more Chinese and Pakistani friendship envoys will study in China, and will further promote the "people's heart-to-heart" and strengthen the deep public opinion base for China-Pakistan friendship.
According to data released by the Pakistani Embassy in China, the number of new students coming to China in 2018 is about 2,500. The total number of students studying in China is about 22,000. According to Chinese statistics, there are more than 5,000 people who enjoy various scholarships in Pakistan.
With the continuous strengthening of exchanges and cooperation in the humanities field between China and Pakistan, the number of students studying in Pakistan has continued to grow rapidly in recent years. In the ranking of the country of origin, in 2017, Pakistan has become the third largest source country for students studying in China after Korea and Thailand, up 6 places in 2012.
The country’s turn is in the hands of the people. For many young people in Pakistan, “Pakistan-China friendship” is more than just a slogan. The traditional friendship between the two countries gives them deep feelings for China. During the interview, the reporter found that the goodwill of China is the primary reason for many Pakistani students to choose to study in China.
Adil, assistant project manager of the Gezhouba Group's Pakistan Dasu Hydropower Project, has studied in China for 7 years. In 2008, Adil received a Pakistani government scholarship with honors to go to Beijing Language and Culture University to study undergraduate courses, majoring in Chinese and Chinese culture. After graduating from the undergraduate degree, he continued to study for a master's degree in Chinese culture. Adil's father is an English professor at the National University of Modern Languages in Pakistan, but his father loves Chinese and Chinese culture. Under the expectation and guidance of his father, Adil did not use Chinese as a tool for communication, but “to realize his father’s dream as my dream”.
Zhang Daojian, the Chinese dean of the Confucius Institute in Islamabad, Pakistan, told reporters that after 2015, the number of young people in Pakistan who came to sign up for Chinese studies rose sharply. Take the number of Chinese testers in the school as an example. In 2016, the number of candidates taking Chinese tests doubled from 2015 to 1,350. By 2017, the number of candidates has exceeded 3,600.
The advantages of speaking Chinese are getting bigger and bigger, and the Chinese diploma is getting more and more gold.
Amzad, who has more than 10 years of experience in education consulting, believes that in addition to emotional factors, visa convenience and reasonable cost are realistic factors for Pakistani students to study in China.
Amzad is the first Pakistani student to study in China after entering the new century. In 2007, Amzad founded an educational consultancy to provide study abroad services for Pakistani students interested in studying in China. In an interview with this reporter, he said that Pakistani students applying for Chinese schools have been increasing in recent years.
Omer, who once gave up studying in Europe and the United States and went to China to study, said that on the one hand, with the advancement of the “Belt and routes” construction, it will be assumed that Chinese has great benefits in Pakistan; on the other hand, China has been in various aspects over the years. With rapid development, the gold content of the Chinese diploma is also increasing.
In 2011, after graduating from his hometown college, Qasim, with his family's support, went to China to study abroad at his own expense and pursued a major in mechanical and electrical engineering at Shandong University of Science and Technology. After deciding to study abroad, Qasim consulted relatives and friends who worked and studied in European and American countries. He said that the visa policies of these countries for the "high threshold" of ordinary Pakistanis made him discouraged. In addition to the friendly and convenient visa policy, high cost performance is another important consideration for Qasim to choose China as a destination country for study abroad. He said that China's education level and quality are constantly improving with the development of the country, but the cost of studying abroad and the cost of living are relatively low, and to some extent, the economic burden of studying abroad for the family is also reduced.
In fact, in recent years, China’s funding for international students in China has continued to increase, and the attractiveness of Chinese government scholarships has continued to rise. Scholarships are tilted towards neighboring countries and countries along the “Belt and Road”. In 2016, national scholarship students along the “Belt and Road” accounted for 61%, an increase of 8.4 percentage points over 2012. Pakistan, Mongolia, Russia, Thailand, and Vietnam ranked the top five in the number of scholarships for the year.
The leverage of the scholarship policy has continued to emerge, and it has also helped to drive more and more outstanding Pakistani students to study in China. The self-funded international students like Qasim have gradually become a new phenomenon in the exchange of talent between China and Pakistan in recent years. The data shows that the number of self-funded students from Pakistan to China continues to increase.
The "sea turtles" who have studied in China have become the new force of China-Pakistan friendship.
Since the launch of the “One Belt, One Road” initiative in 2013, a large number of Chinese companies have come to Pakistan to join the “Belt and Road” construction. Therefore, in Pakistan, the demand for compound talents with both professional knowledge and good Chinese proficiency is increasing day by day. The experience of studying in China has become a major plus for graduate job interviews.
In his view, with the advancement of the “Belt and Road” construction, Chinese enterprises play an increasingly important role in the economic and social development of Pakistan. They can join the work of Chinese enterprises and contribute better to the construction of their country. .
Nowadays in Pakistan, the “sea turtles” who have studied in China have spread all over the world. In the interview, the reporter felt that this group of young people had a different temperament. Everyone was full of passion when they talked about returning to China to build their country. They are full of embarrassment about the future of the country.
At the end of June 2015, on the plane that graduated back to China, Qasim “impressed” the head of a Chinese company in the neighboring area with excellent Chinese ability and professionalism, and got the opportunity to work in the representative office of China Telecom International Islamabad. Qasim said that his parents are very proud of his ability to enter the work of the Chinese enterprise, and his experience in studying abroad has given him this "golden key."
“Pakistan people often say that the best youth staying there will always want to go back there. I really want to go back to Qingdao, China where my alma mater is located.” Qasim said, “I have a wonderful fate with China, I With the gratitude for this fate, I will strive to be the messenger of the friendship between the Sabah and the Pakistani, and contribute my strength to the Pakistan-China friendship in the ordinary post." (Reporter Ding Xuezhen)
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Not only that, but it is too cheap to study in China, costing just a few thousand dollars a year, compared with the hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. Some Pakistanis also say they are more popular with their great northeastern neighbor.
"Compared with a few years ago, today's Pakistanis are not welcomed and recognized in all countries." "But in China, we feel very different," said ali lafite, 18. The people there are very good, very sincere, when people know that we are from Pakistan, we are always warmly welcomed, to go there like home." After finishing his trip to China last summer, lafite is applying to study economics at shandong university.....
Lafite studies at the private school city school in Islamabad, where children aged around 12 can learn Chinese. There, their teacher, zhang haiwei, is teaching them to sing Chinese songs. If all goes well, schools will carry out similar courses in more than 200 schools in Pakistan, and other private schools are keen.Because of bin laden, al qaeda and the taliban, Pakistanis, especially in Britain and the United States, are struggling to get visas...
Of course, there are many who are unhappy with U.S. policy, including the use of armed drones by the United States to attack Pakistani militants. On the other hand, China, as an emerging superpower, has won the favor of Pakistanis with its investments in Pakistan, its neutrality in Pakistan and its rivalry with India.
For Pakistanis, the job market is another factor. While its main trading partner remains the European Union, Pakistan's trade with China totaled $12 billion last year, up 18 percent from the previous year.
In addition, the Chinese government has built two nuclear power plants in Pakistan, and about 10,000 Chinese live in Pakistan. Last month, China seized control of Pakistan's gwadar port. By expanding the kara-kunlun highway, China can link China to the Arabian sea and the strait of hormuz, thus opening up a third of the world's crude oil trade routes.
In the northern Pakistani state of gilgit baltistan, China is expanding its border highway and a large number of Chinese are flooding into Pakistan. To that end, 19-year-old mushtagg ahmad was studying Chinese in rashid's name. "A lot of Chinese people come to my hometown, they only speak Chinese, we can't communicate, so we need to translate." He said.
According to the Pakistani embassy in Beijing, about 8,000 Pakistani students are studying in China, and thousands more are preparing to join them.
Former China and ambassador to the United States, huo said Hal riaz, rich people generally do not return home to learn western Pakistan, and the technical education of China for Pakistan students, is conducive to economic construction in Pakistan. "China's trade with Pakistan is growing. Why should we let the Chinese take over the management of the company? We can train our talents."
Mr Zhang told his Pakistani students that the average Chinese would like it better if Pakistan's politics were more stable. "There are about 6,000 Chinese students in Pakistan, but there are only 50 teachers who teach Chinese, and there is a serious shortage of teachers. There is no reason for him. Many people think Pakistan is dangerous and unwilling to work here.
Following are the main reason why students prefer china as their study destination:
English Education One of the key reasons why Western universities are ahead of their global peers is their language of instruction. But more and more Chinese universities are aware of the advantages of English and gradually provide more English teaching programs. This trend has enabled hundreds of thousands of international students from all over the world to study in China.
Education Investment The “Double-Class University” project currently supported by the Chinese government is investing in 42 universities, which means that these universities will become the center of advanced technology research and development, innovation and discipline research. This is an exciting time to study in Chinese universities!
Scholarships make their universities more attractive. In recent years, the Chinese government has provided at least 40% of international students in China with some form of study abroad subsidy. In addition, the Chinese government is working closely with the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan to provide scholarships for Pakistani students. The rich scholarship program is enough to encourage Pakistani students to place Chinese universities at the top of their application list.
Learning Chinese As the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor brings more opportunities for bilateral trade, cooperation and interpersonal exchanges, Chinese is becoming more and more important in Pakistan.
In recent years, a lot of students from different parts of world are also opting China for medical education. Last year, more than 10,000 students came to China to study medicine, most of them selecting an English-medium MBBS program. You may have the doubts on why they unhesitatingly to choose China as their medical career starting way
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