Changchun, December 12 (Zhang Mohan, Lu Shengnan) "I have a wonderful fate with China, and with the development of time, we are now more closely connected. Indonesian girl Su Huina said in a recent interview with reporters in Changchun, Jilin Province.

Su Huina cuts paper with Chinese students. Photo by Lu Shengnan

Currently, Su Huina is studying at Jilin University of Foreign Chinese, majoring in tourism management as a bachelor's degree and majoring in international business as a master's degree. Su Huina is fluent in Chinese. According to her, she was introduced to the Chinese language in childhood. Indonesia is one of the first countries in the world to initiate Chinese language teaching, and Su Huina has been Xi learning Chinese pinyin and "yin and yang up" since she was in elementary school.

"Chinese characters are boxy, completely different from the characters of our country, and in my eyes Chinese characters are very interesting." Because of Chinese characters, Su Huina developed a strong interest in China, and this curiosity also drove her to choose to study in China.

Su Huina Xi in the library. Photo by Lu Shengnan

It's only when you set foot on this land that you can truly feel its charm. In July 2018, Su Huina, who was not yet 7 years old, arrived in China for the first time with a nervous heart. At that time, she did not speak Chinese very well, so she did not dare to communicate with her classmates, fearing that the other party would not understand what she said.

With this layer of obstacles, Su Huina once didn't know how to take the initiative to communicate. Fortunately, she did not give up, but participated in the speech contest organized by the school many times, and also won some awards. Su Huina told reporters that every competition is her own writing of speeches and PPT for presentation.

Su Huina won an award at the speech contest. Courtesy of Su Huina

It is precisely because of the opportunity to exercise on stage again and again that Su Huina's Chinese is getting better and better. She was once afraid to speak because she was not confident, but now she can sit in the classroom and listen to the teacher's lectures in full Chinese, communicate with Chinese classmates without barriers, and even understand a few dialects. Su Huina's parents also praised her: "Chinese has made great progress!" ”

Indonesia has a tropical climate with high temperatures throughout the year; The winters in Changchun are cold and long, and the climate of the two places is very different. Su Huina recalled that the first winter spent in Changchun made her feel very tormented, and even fell ill many times because she was not adaptable. Slowly, Su began to adapt to the climate of northern China, and this winter, she prepared a lot of warm clothes like a native of Northeast China. "After the winter, my body is in good health."

Su Huina trains in the basketball club. Photo by Lu Shengnan

Su Huina loves to play basketball, and this sport has allowed her to make a lot of friends. Dribbling, shooting... Su Huina, who runs on the basketball court, enjoys the basketball time with her friends. She said that in a foreign country, it is very lucky to have a group of like-minded friends.

After graduating with a bachelor's degree, Su returned to Indonesia to work as a translator for a while. During this time, she came into contact with many Chinese entrepreneurs, and under their influence, Su decided to return to China to continue her master's degree studies and improve herself.

Su Huina said frankly that after coming to China, she realized that high-speed rail, light rail, and subway are different, and that there were only trains in Indonesia in the past. In 2023, Indonesia will have its first high-speed railway, the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway, which is a landmark project of practical cooperation between China and Indonesia, which has brought great convenience to the Southeast Asian country.

Su Huina said that she will bring the knowledge she has learned Xi back to her hometown and make a little contribution to the economic and people-to-people exchanges between the two countries. (ENDS)