“You may feel cold when first arrives in China from Malaysia. However, all of you will feel the unexpected warm, that is, the warm welcome from more than 10,000 students and teachers of Zhejiang Technical Institute of Economics (ZJTIE).”
On the afternoon of December 17, 33 teachers and students from INTI International University of Malaysia visited ZJTIE and gathered with the teachers and students of ZJTIE in the international cultural exchange center. Vice president of ZJTIE, Huang Chunlin, delivered a warm welcome speech.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening up, and also the 40th anniversary of ZJTIE’s foundation. China has achieved remarkable achievements. ZJTIE has also developed from weak to strong. ZJTIE has become the first batch of national key vocational colleges of China and has got 3 first prizes of national teaching achievements. Besides, ZJTIE has obtained “A” level in teaching work and performance evaluation of higher vocational colleges in Zhejiang province for five consecutive years, and also has achieved many other honors.
In addition, ZJTIE is one member of UNESCO and is the International Vocational Education and Training Contact Center, and always pays attention to the cooperation with international excellent vocational education resources. ZJTIE has run the joint projects with Management Development Institute of Singapore and City of Glasgow College of UK, and has recruited international students including 7 Malaysian students. Besides, ZJTIE is the first institute in China that has established the vocational education center in Cambodia, which serves China’s construction of the “Belt and Road”.
“To some degree, the development of ZJTIE is also the epitome of the development of China's higher vocational education in the past 40 years. So it is of special significance to visit ZJTIE on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening up. During your stay in China, I hope all of you can learn more about ZJTIE as well as the huge changes and development in China.” Vice president Huang Chunlin said.
After the introduction of ZJTIE, students of ZJTIE arranged wonderful shows and activities for the guests from Malaysia. Firstly, students from comic association performed the dance and the guests really liked it. Secondly, Chinese and foreign students played the words game – “English words relay” together. The microphone was passed among the students of different skin colors. Occasionally, some students said wrong answers, making the other students laugh, and the friendship between Chinese and foreign students was also sublimated in laughter. The “lucky” students who said the wrong answers in words game were assembled on the stage. The host arranged various games for them, such as tongue twister, which caused the audience to laugh. After these interesting games, Yu Hongyu, a student from Culture and Arts Department of ZJTIE, came to the stage and taught the foreign students to sing a Chinese song. The foreign students looked the lyrics on the screen of the mobile phone, following the “little teacher” and singing the song, which made the atmosphere very harmonious and warm.
Finally, foreign guests experienced Chinese calligraphy. Jiang Bo, Zhang Min, and Li Shishi are members of Lan Zhuxuan calligraphy association which has just been awarded as a three-star team of populace culture of Hangzhou Economic Development Area. These three students wrote calligraphy on the spot and also taught foreign students how to write Chinese calligraphy. With the careful guidance of the teachers and students of ZJTIE, the Malaysian student Taashiran wrote a line of calligraphy: “I love you, China! Malaysia!”