“Has autonomous driving been widely promoted in China?” Mobina Moradkhani, a third-year student studying Chinese at the University of Tehran, asked in front of an image of cars moving on a highway between skyscrapers. According to the caption, these are autonomous vehicles on the road at the high-level autonomous driving demonstration area in Beijing.
“Experiments are still being carried out in designated areas in major cities such as Beijing, and I believe they will be applied more widely in the future,” Chinese Ambassador to Iran Chang Hua replied as he led students visiting an exhibition of photos with the theme “An Extraordinary Decade of China in the New Era”.
The ambassador guided the students of the Confucius Institute at the University of Tehran and introduced them in detail about the achievements of the Communist Party of China and the Chinese people in the past 10 years.
Another image of wild elephants sleeping soundly impressed Moradkhani even more.
He learned that a herd of 17 Asian elephants from a state nature reserve in Xishuangbanna in China’s southwest Yunnan province began migrating north in March 2020. During the journey, which lasted more than 10 months, people they silently gave way to the elephants wherever they were. vague
Moradkhani always knew that China was prosperous, and the tall buildings and technological development in the photos on display confirmed her impression. However, the story of the elephants introduced her to a China “full of love,” she said.
Sepehr Fouladnia, 31, was the oldest among the students. A junior majoring in Chinese, he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and worked in a bank before deciding to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Chinese.
“China has played a very key global role in many areas over the past decade, and there are many lessons developing countries need to learn…the Iranians are interested in the latest developments in China, and Iran needs to strengthen ties with China and learn from China’s development strategy for modernization,” Fouladnia said.
Learning Chinese can empower you to help your country “advance its relations with China and learn from China’s experience in fields such as economics, politics and technology,” he said.
The Chinese director of the Confucius Institute, Li Mei, was pleased that her students loved the special “class” at the embassy.
“Compared to learning about China from textbooks, visiting this photo exhibition can help students learn more about the latest developments in China and stimulate their interest in learning Chinese,” he said. ■