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Students band together to promote stay in China

Xinhua | Updated: 2022-08-17 08:35

"I want to bring high-speed railways, express delivery, lunar exploration projects, the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System, and 5G technology back to my hometown. The Belt and Road Initiative connects you and me."

These are the lyrics of a song performed by a band of foreign students from Nanchang Hangkong University in East China's Jiangxi province.

The band currently has four main members, all of whom are foreign students from countries and regions involved in the Belt and Road Initiative. They are Mnyaga Daniel Rukiko on the keyboard, who hails from Tanzania, Zambian Abel Jacob Chulu on the bass and Isaiah Nyasha Chikomo on drums and Audrey Tanaka Murungweni on vocals, who are both from Zimbabwe.

Rukiko currently studies aeronautical engineering at the university. He got his first impression of China from the China-aided Tanzania-Zambia Railway, which has made a significant contribution to the social and economic development of Tanzania and Zambia since its opening in 1976.

"Moreover, a series of Belt and Road projects have brought tangible benefits to my home country," he says.

Chulu, Rukiko's classmate, says that the new terminal of Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, built by a Chinese company, was put into operation in Zambia's capital city Lusaka last year. In their country, there are many similar China-aided infrastructure projects.

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