DHAKA Cheap New England Patriots Hoodie , Jan. 2 (Xinhua) -- Bangladesh's foreign exchange reserves crossed the 32 billion U.S. dollars mark last month on a steady inflow of remittances, a senior official of the Bangladesh Bank (BB) said on Monday.
The Bangladesh Bank (BB) Forex Reserve and Treasury Management Department official told Xinhua that "the country's foreign exchange reserves reached a record amount of 32,092.19 million U.S. dollars on Dec. 31."
The country's foreign exchange reserves stood at 31.37 billion U.S. dollars at the end of November, said the official who declined to be named.
Bangladesh's foreign exchange reserves in August last year reached the 31 billion U.S. dollars mark for the first time.
The official said foreign exchange reserves continue to rise to hit a record level of 32 bln USD due mainly to steady inflow of remittances, major source of foreign currency for the country, from millions of Bangladeshis living and working abroad.
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BEIJING, May 7 (Xinhua) -- Since childhood, Palestinian Dima Albughdadi dreamed of going to China to learn the Chinese language.
"When I was a little girl, I used to stare in wonder at the Chinese ornaments displayed in shop windows and imagine going to China myself one day."
She remembers copying down Chinese characters crookedly in her notebook and seeing them on T-shirts. "Although I had no idea what they meant, joy would fill my heart whenever I saw them," she said.
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As her request to change major was repeatedly denied by her family, she realized that she had only herself to rely on in the pursuit for learning Chinese. So she began seeking whatever way possible: searching free online materials, watching video courses, and looking for Chinese-major students as language partners.
During her final year in college, Albughdadi was granted a scholarship by Dalian University of Technology for a one-year study in northeast China's port city of Dalian.
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Learning Chinese has become increasingly popular overseas in recent years, especially after China proposed the Belt and Road Initiative in 2013. Like Albughdadi, more young people from around the world have become fascinated with the Chinese language as well as Chinese culture.
The ever closer ties between China and countries along the Belt and Road have provided ample opportunities for young people to realize their Chinese dreams.
Hamid Gholami from Afghanistan began learning Chinese in 2010 at the Department of Chinese Language and Culture of Kabul University, where he now teaches Chinese.
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With the implementation of China's Belt and Road Initiative, Gholami said, the two countries will see their ties enhanced.
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Izabela Flis, a 23-year-old Polish girl, now takes advanced Chinese courses at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou.
"It all started with my interest in the Walt Disney feature animation 'Mulan'," Flis said recalling her first encounter with the Chinese language. She was referring to the 1998 Walter Disney film based on a Chinese folklore dating back to the fifth century about a girl joining the army to replace her father.