With the third Belt and Road International Cooperation Summit taking place in Beijing from Oct 17 to 18, the event, centered on the idea of crafting a brighter future together and was a diplomatic triumph for China.
But what made the event even more special was a group of 39 hardworking multilingual volunteers from Beijing International Studies University (BISU). These young stars, fluent in languages like English, French, Spanish, Arabic, and Russian, put in over 864 hours, ensuring the event ran smoothly.
BISU volunteers handle a journalist's phone inquiry.
At the media center, they served as go-to helpers for journalists from all corners of the world. Their efficient assistance, from manning consultation desks to being part of the operational office, made quite the impression.
Before diving into the event, BISU made sure their volunteers were well-prepared. They went through rigorous training, ensuring they were up to the task. Once the media center doors opened on Oct 15, they were all set, impressing foreign guests and fellow workers with their top-notch service.
BISU volunteers introduce relevant books to a foreign journalist.
Their hard work didn't go unnoticed. The Communist Youth League of Beijing Municipally sent over a big thank-you to BISU. Their message was clear: this experience should inspire the younger generation to keep making a difference.
Looking back at the ten-year journey of the Belt and Road Initiative, it's clear that it has come a long way. And with the help of young, dedicated volunteers, the initiative will keep going strong. They're ready to share China's story and pour fresh energy into the BRI.