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HQU Thai Students Work at APEC

Release time:2022-11-21      Author:

The 29th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting was held in Bangkok, Thailand on Nov. 18-19. The students of HQU Foreign Government Officials Chinese Language Class from more than 20 Thai departments, including the Royal Thai Police Headquarters, the Ministry of Transport and Communications, and the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, were engaged in security, translation & interpretation, transportation, agricultural products inspection and other work of APEC meetings.

The members from the 17th training session, PUNPIPHUK NOOKERD, KOTCHAPAN KUASOM and CHUTIYANIWACHARA THAWEERUEANGWONG, work in the Thai police service system whose job were to keep the APEC leaders safe at the meetings. PUNPIPHUK NOOKERD said, “I not only studied Chinese language and culture at HQU but also exchanged my ideas of the police service in Thailand with Chinese police officers in the seminars and events held by HQU. Today, I feel deeply honored to work for the security of APEC leaders, and I am also well aware of the immense responsibility on my shoulders.”

Also from the 17th training session, JONGKONVINEE BOONWISET is a health officer at the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA). During the APEC summit, her department was responsible for inspecting the health measures of the hotels housing APEC leaders. “We have to inspect a lot of hotels for safety and sanitation issues with the assistance of district health personnel. In HQU courses, we learned that Xiamen set a good example of urban governance, which had lessons for us.” She said.

The member of the 12th training session, SUTINEE CHARTSAMPAN works at Don Mueang International Airport in Thailand. During the APEC meeting, she worked as an interpreter for the Chinese delegates. She said, “When I studied in China, I received assistance and support from many Chinese teachers and classmates. I really feel that Thailand and China are one family and I will be a good host this time.”

PREYANUCH DANGDAJE and RUNGNAPA JAROENPAN were classmates in the 17th session, and both are immigration officers working at Suvarnabhumi Airport. PREYANUCH DANGDAJE said, “Working at APEC was an unforgettable experience for me and a test of my spoken Chinese. I applied what I learned in the Chinese language class at HQU to my job.”

THEERAWUT JAIPETCH, a student of the17th training session, works in the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA). His job was to supply transportation service for participants all through the summit’s period. “I am amazed at China’s competitive advantages in infrastructure. Chinese people are happy because they have a variety of transportation options. Railways built by China connect Thailand to China, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore and other countries, making communication among people easier, faster and more convenient.” He said.

“APEC has provided new impetus for the agricultural trade between China and Thailand,” the student in the 6th session UMAPORN SUJARITTAWEESUK said, who is currently working at the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives as a senior scientist in the development department of crop inspection and certification. She said, “Thailand is the most important partner of China in agricultural trade. During APEC, our department signed the Protocol on Quarantine Standards for Thailand’s Passion Fruit and Potomac Pine exported to China between the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China and the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives of Thailand. We hope that through the meetings, participating states can promote trade facilitation and share new opportunities of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).”

Since HQU Foreign Government Officials Chinese Language Class launched 17 years ago, HQU has trained 1,385 high-level talents for 13 countries including Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Cambodia, Suriname, Laos, Angola, Myanmar, Vietnam, the United Arab Emirates, the Sultanate of Oman and Saudi Arabia, who develop a high level of proficiency in all aspects of Chinese language and culture. Among them, 981 are from Thailand. They serve as an important bridge to promote people-to-people exchanges and cooperation between China and economies participating in the Belt and Road Initiative.

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Student of the 12th Session, SUTINEE CHARTSAMPAN, as an interpreter at APEC

Students of the 17th session, RUNGNAPA JAROENPAN (first from left) and PREYANUCH DANGDAJE (first from right), working at Suvarnabhumi Airport

一群人站在室内 描述已自动生成

Student of the 17th session, PUNPIPHUK NOOKERD (first from right), ensuring the security of the APEC leaders

图片包含 桌子, 室内, 人, 食物 描述已自动生成

Student of the 6th session, UMAPORN SUJARITTAWEESUK, translating relevant documents and standards of Thai agricultural products exported to China

(Editor: Cai Juntao)

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