Foreign peacekeeping troops stationed in Paris and the locals are keen to learn Chinese (Mainland)
12 4, the sixth Chinese engineering battalion to Lebanon peacekeeping mission in southern Lebanon to carry out defensive zone drill.
Chinese military networks, Beijing December 21, according to Department of Defense Web site reported (Tao, special correspondent Dengzhong open) 17 am, Paris to the “Blue Line”, the sixth of China’s engineering battalion to Lebanon for peacekeeping operations planted pile point, the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL short) Command Information Center Map of Hungary Laszlo Major peacekeeping officers and Austria, came to Victoria and officers Hamm major boundary markers have been watering good, while in Chinese “you good”, “good morning” peacekeepers say hello to me while installing measurement equipment. They see men who are so precise positioning before installation marked “UN” and the latitude and longitude of the point marked barrel, Laszlo English to work together, I asked Bin peacekeeping officers, “You wait, it will be OK “how to say in Chinese. Li Bin told him after school They repeated several times, the pleasure I turned to the side of the peacekeepers quoted. I peacekeepers are laughing response: “Yes, yes!”
Laszlo Major Major and the two-dimensional and Vinod officers to Lebanon before the one-dimensional and could not speak Chinese. Work, they often deal with and I peacekeepers, progressively want to learn to speak Chinese, forget to learn a few words each time. Less than a year, they have learned some simple words.
in UNIFIL, as friendly as the two-dimensional and like to learn Chinese and speak a few Chinese-dimensional and friendly, there are many.
engineering and maintenance again and again to lead a day long Shilin 30 officers and soldiers to UNIFIL headquarters and the headquarters of New works New works maintenance and construction work, with friendly forces and civilian peacekeeping personnel contacts and more. Work space, a number of dimensions and friendly initiative to come chat with me peacekeepers, they learn to speak Chinese. Slowly, from the beginning of Victoria and friendly “hello”, “good morning” greetings language, and now the “recent work how”, “China is very beautiful, I have the opportunity to travel to China” and other sentences.
now, I peacekeepers to UNIFIL headquarters of things, from Italy, France, Malaysia, South Korea, Spain and other friendly countries in peacekeeping, often with a “hello”, “Welcome “and I like the Chinese peacekeepers to say hello, and has become the headquarters of UNIFIL’s landscape.
talk about these changes, participated in the first dimension and the deputy battalion commander Li was very well. In early 2006, when the Chinese battalion just in place, whether locals or other-dimensional and friendly, almost no one in Chinese peacekeepers say hello to me. As I UNIFIL peacekeeping force in the growing influence of the mission area, learn Chinese with the Chinese peacekeeping soldiers greet me as their friendly way.
In fact, the “Chinese fever” is not only in UNIFIL, there is also seen in the local Lebanese. In recent years, China’s peacekeeping force in Lebanon with the figure, the local media constantly reports on China’s peacekeepers, the Lebanese economy with close ties with China’s economy, the rise of China is the enormous influence of Lebanese also keen to learning Chinese, the Lebanese can say more and more Chinese.
peacekeeping and United Nations employees Mohammed engineering battalion, in place since the Chinese camp, the daily work with the officers and men, free time, to the officers and men to learn Chinese. Weekend, he went to Beirut to participate in Chinese language courses. Now, he has been able to use the Chinese language and I peacekeepers to skilled communication.
Lebanese army general for UNIFIL liaison 杜瑞德沙哈 Fielding West made a special trip to China shortly before the camp, Colonel, liaison and coordination arrangements for his daughter to whether the Chinese camp to see, to practice what she Chinese. While his daughter to school to learn Chinese side to Beirut, her greatest wish is to study Chinese in Beijing or Shanghai.杜瑞德沙哈 Colonel Fielding told the author, compared with other languages, Chinese is more difficult to learn one, but China is one of five permanent members of the UN, more and more influence, contacts between China and increasingly in Li more Lebanon dozens of Chinese training school, learning more and more Chinese local people.
about the emerging “Chinese fever”, battalion commander Wang Liangbin frankly, 30 years of reform and opening up, China’s comprehensive national strength gradually increased, the influence of the world significantly improve the world without China. In this context, the world of China’s political and economic interest must be extended to the field of culture, learning the Chinese language is bound to make an urgent requirement.