Developing nations see model in China's fight against poverty

16:37, February 23, 2011      

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"Hello, my name is Luis Lojero, and my Chinese name is Lu Hainuo. Nice to meet you," the gentleman introduced himself in fluent Chinese to all the guests at the Spring Festival Reception in the Chinese Embassy in Mexico though his Chinese still bore a Spanish accent, and sometimes his Chinese was interspersed with Spanish words.

In an interview with reporter of People's Daily, Lojero told of his love for China and the brilliant Chinese culture.

"I majored in international relations, and I am very interested in Asia. My teacher told me that you must learn to understand China before you could understand Asia. Many Asian countries were greatly influenced by China, a country with vast territory, a large population, a booming economy and time-honored culture. So I started to learn Chinese language. I came to China to further my Chinese studies in 2005 and I was lucky enough to be the representative of Tecnologico de Monterrey in Beijing. I spent four years in Beijing thereafter," he said.

Lojero said that he personally felt the fast changes in China. "China's development has attracted global attention, of course, from Mexico and the Latin America as a whole." He noted that countries in Latin America know little about China, and the understanding requires time and proper education.

"I felt this would be a good opportunity. So my friends and I set up a company providing a training service for those institutions and private firms that want to do businesses with and invest in China, and my company also acts as a go-between for Mexican businesses that are doing trade with China."

Lojero mentioned that his company developed rapidly over the past years and they have introduced some colleges and universities to China and established exchange and cooperation with higher learning institutions in China. His company also offered training and face-to-face exchanges with Chinese business to Mexico public and private businesses.

When asked about the "China threat" and China's development, Lojero said that China's growth posed no threat to the world, but helped change the international rules by ending the age where two superpowers ruled the entire world. The world has ushered into a brand new and multi-polar age. China has made tremendous achievement in poverty alleviation thanks to the rapid development, and the development also brings opportunities to the world.

"I study Chinese and set up my own business, which are also the results of China's fast growth. I think there must be some problems that come with development, which is quite normal. The problems are being and will be solved, and problem-solving also means new opportunities, rather than threats.

As of his life in Beijing, Lojero said, "I love Beijing and Chinese cuisine very much. My Chinese father and mother treat me very well. Now I visit China several times a year with my students and Mexican businessmen. "

By People's Daily Online

(Editor:张心意)

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