DELHI, Sept. 17 -- "I love China. I want to study, work and live in
China and marry a Chinese girl," Bilas Mukherjee, a 20-year-old Indian
student said. "This is my dream."
Mukherjee, studying Chinese at
Santiniketan school, founded by the legendary Indian writer R. Tagore
100 years ago near Kolkata in eastern India, posts news and photos about
China on Facebook every day, ranging from political events to economic
and culture stories.
More and more Indian young people are nourishing their China dreams.Some call it the"China rush."
Besides the Chinese language, Indian youths are attending courses on Chinese politics,history and economics.
is a major trading partner of many countries, and the world is going to
look toward China in the next 30 to 40 years, said Manpreet Singh
Chawla, a student at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi.
university's School of International Studies, one of the oldest in
India, has become a preferred destination for Indian students to study
He said the Chinese language is an official language of the United Nations and that China is an important country.
Mallikarjun Gupta, a student of Chinese studies, said that if people
travels by train across India, they find all sorts of Chinese products.
the mobiles you use are from China and all the technologies we get in
India are from China. And we are so much connected with China, but we
really don't know what is real China. So this is one motive that I
joined this course to learn more about China," he said.
Anand, another student of Chinese studies, said China is a growing power
in every fields, especially in economics and politics.
"If we study this, it will provide a better area for us and it will be good for our career growth also," said Anand.
career prospects are one of the reasons why many Indian students are
learning the Chinese language and subjects related to the country.
to the increased number of scholarships awarded by the two governments
under student exchange programs, more and more Indians go to China for
D. Varaprasad, chairperson of Chinese Studies at
the School of International Studies of Jawaharlal Nehru University,
said the trend "is good for both India and China and particularly their
Today's students will start career in
various organizations, government departments in the next 10 to 15
years, and the current "China rush" may contribute to cementing
As Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said,
India and China are two ancient civilizations bound by "a unique
chemistry" in relations.
The growing number of Indian students
studying the Chinese language and China-related subjects is a clear sign
that the two countries are bracing a new surge of people-to-people and
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