"We made dumplings and watched the Spring Festival Gala together, and I also prepared special New Year gifts for my friends." Conde, an international student from Ukraine, said happily.
Speaking of New Year gifts, Kong De said that when he first came to Lanzhou, he didn't know what gifts he should prepare when visiting a friend's house. "Later I learned that the Chinese New Year, the younger generation will send blessings to the elders, and the elders will give the younger generation red envelopes. When I go to the countryside, I specially prepared red envelopes for the children of my friends."
In 2017, 23-year-old Kongde came to Lanzhou Jiaotong University from Ukraine to study for a master's degree.
On the night of New Year's Eve, Kong De ate meat dumplings at a friend's house. "Watching my friends and family lively eating dumplings reminds me of my family." Conde said.
Speaking of New Year’s wishes, Kong De said that he hopes that the epidemic will pass as soon as possible, so that he can go to Yunnan, Chengdu, Nanjing, Hangzhou and other places to eat food, experience different customs, and see all corners of China. "The epidemic is over, and I also want to bring my parents here, let them see where I live, and experience China's food delivery, cashless payment, etc."
An American girl studying in China chose to stay in Longhua District, Shenzhen with her Chinese husband during the Spring Festival. She visited the Aohu Art Village, Shangwei Art Village, and the family ancestral halls of the Hakkas... and uploaded the videos she took to social platforms to share her thoughts about Chinese culture.
Katherine Olson, whose English name is Katherine Olson, comes from Virginia, USA, and is now a graduate student in environmental engineering at Nanjing University. Her husband is a native of Heilongjiang, China.
Last spring, cations who were unable to attend classes due to the epidemic opened their own social accounts, hoping to introduce the real China to the outside world from the unique perspective of foreigners. In less than a year, she has become an online blogger with nearly 800,000 fans.
Cation hopes that more people will pay attention to themselves in the future and let them know more about China at the moment.
She plans to ride a bicycle to all the Chinese villages she wants to go to after graduation, hoping to work in industrial wastewater treatment and urban environmental protection in China in the future.
(Reporter Zheng Xiaohong and Liu Yutao)