Indian Students:China Will Win the Battle

2020-03-23 08:09:41 《China Pictorial》 2020年2期

by Zhou Xin

澳门中葡平台作用With the ever-in- creasing exchanges between China and India, the number of Indian students studying in China is also surging. There are already more than 20,000 Indian students studying in China. The novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic not only affects the lives of Chinese people, but also worries families of Indian students studying in China. In recent interviews, two Indian students in China said they were confident in their own safety and Chinas victory over the epidemic.

Im Safe on Campus

“I came to China in 2014. China is my second home. I especially like Chinese culture.” An Indian who studies at Anhui Medical University was advised not to go outdoors but stay in his dorm.

Over the past four years, he has spent the Spring Festival holidays in China. While enjoying the beautiful scenery of China, he has also witnessed the rapid development of China. In the face of the current epidemic, he said, “I told my parents not to worry about the current situation because it is safe on campus. I have confidence in the Chinese government, medical staff and researchers. I believe China is really doing its best to stop transmission and cure the disease.”

“Our school counselor is very concerned about us,” he explained.“She asks us to check in the class WeChat group every day to record the health status and location of each student. Even students outside China need to update their conditions in real time. She also told us how to take preventive measures. The school also notified that the class will not start before February 17. My parents hope that I can go home and have a good rest. If I must go home, I will take all precautions and at the same time isolate myself for at least 14 days.”

澳门中葡平台作用China Will Win the Battle

Rohit, an Indian student studying at Huazhong Agricultural University in Wuhan, believes that China will overcome the epidemic and put everything on the right track.

澳门中葡平台作用During the time of winter holiday, most Chinese students have been reunited with their families for Spring Festival. Rohit said that Huazhong Agricultural University in which he is studying currently has only one main gate open. Students must report to the school before leaving the campus. This can effectively prevent potential infections and guarantee the health and safety of students at school. The school and local authorities have provided helplines for students who stayed on campus, and constantly reminded them to wear masks, drink more hot water, use disinfectant and avoid outdoor activities unless necessary. The school also guarantees that they have all the necessities of life, including fruits and vegetables.

Rohit said that since the outbreak of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus, the Chinese government has sent a large number of medical teams to Wuhan to provide support and updated information on the situation of the epidemic in a timely manner. Wuhan has built two new hospitals dedicated to treating infected patients. Rohit believes that Chinas move to build hospitals is commendable. This can effectively isolate infected patients from the main body of society and further protect citizens health and safety.

On January 31, 2020, Chinese Ambassador to India Sun Weidong gave an interview to Asian News International (ANI). Sun said that since the outbreak of the epidemic, President Xi Jinping has attached great importance and given several important instructions, and the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China(CPC) has set up a leading group for comprehensive prevention and control of the epidemic. The Chinese government and people are making every effort to combat the epidemic. The central and local governments have built an all-round and multilevel prevention and control system, with the focus on Wuhan City and Hubei Province. The battle against the novel coronavirus is advancing in an open, transparent, scientific and orderly manner.

Sun also said that as a responsible country, China has always given top priority to the health and safety of all Chinese and foreign nationals in Wuhan, and we will continue to do so. China has been in communication with India to keep it informed of the development of the epidemic and Chinas prevention and control efforts. “We have done a lot of work to ensure the health and safety of Indian nationals in China,” he said.