Ma Zhenhua works as a volunteer at the International Organization for Migration in Uzbekistan. (CHINA DAILY)
Ma Zhenhua, from Qingdao, Shandong, a volunteer with the International Organization for Migration in Uzbekistan, said China is closely connected with other countries through various cooperation channels, especially the Belt and Road Initiative.
In addition to focusing on domestic development, Ma said young Chinese volunteers with the spirit of internationalism need to communicate with other countries to show them that China's rise is not a threat.
"I hope I can show that as a young Chinese, I can accept diverse cultures and am willing to sincerely help the country I serve in better understand China and view its young people objectively," she said.
Ma added that her office is looking for opportunities to work with China as part of the Belt and Road Initiative. She is studying a program to better protect the interests and safety of Chinese workers in Uzbekistan, and will apply this experience to protecting all migrants in that country.
"I hope I can make a small contribution, not only in the interests of Chinese compatriots, but also to improving migration governance and migrant protection at a higher level," she said.
All things and people, even if they are far apart, are interconnected to a certain degree, Ma said, adding that she is committed to lending a helping hand and working for a harmonious and sustainable world.