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Over 600 SISU volunteers worked as main force in CIIE


23 November 2018 | By Qin Xinyue, Xu Zihan and Zhou Jiawen | Copyedited by Li Lei

  • SISU volunteers worked as main force in CIIE

    A SISU volunteer at the information counter

  • SISU volunteers worked as main force in CIIE

    A SISU volunteer at work

  • SISU volunteers worked as main force in CIIE

    Professor Yang Bo at CIIE

  • SISU volunteers worked as main force in CIIE

    SISU volunteer team at the registration center

  • SISU volunteers worked as main force in CIIE

    SISU volunteers heading for CIIE

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hina International Import Expo (CIIE) witnessed the hard work of 607 volunteers from SISU. SISU, topping volunteer participation among all Shanghai-based universities, served as the main volunteer force in this international event.

SISUers as the main force of volunteers in CIIE

On Nov.5, 2018, the first day of CIIE, SISU volunteers headed for National Exhibition and Convention Center, Shanghai, at 3 a.m.

More than 5,000 volunteers from 34 universities volunteered at CIIE this year. Among them, 607 volunteers were from SISU, exceeding by 10% above the average number, ranking the first among all universities. Teachers and students from 14 schools speaking more than 20 languages served for international visiting delegations, foreign media press groups, certificate-making and security inspection teams, and national exhibition working groups.

75 teachers and students had worked from the preparatory period of CIIE. Jin Ming, a student from School of International Relations and Public Affairs, started his work on May 9 and served for more than half a year, which made him one of the first CIIE volunteers from universities.

Youths step onto the international arena

Xi Mingjie, a volunteer at the certificate-making centre said about his team, “The majority at the centre are post-95s, and most of the security officers are post-90s. Young as they are, they work with great efforts and a strong sense of duty.”

Fan Bo, another volunteer at the certificate-making centre, accommodated himself near the National Exhibition and Convention Center where CIIE was held, because he needed to work overtime until 10 p.m.. His eczema flared up because of the humid environment. He didn’t tell this to anyone, but kept on performing his duties. He never left his post until his tutor discovered his health condition, and remained working with dedication, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m..

As the youngest generation, the post-00s also proved of their sense of responsibility. One of the representatives is He Yuwen who worked in the South-America booth. She had read through historical, cultural and geographical materials of South-America and studied the variations of Spanish accents, just to be a perfect volunteer.

“The voluntary work at CIIE really taught me a lot, including thinking pattern, expression skills and so forth,” she said.

Get down to earth, stand out among peers

It was a commonplace for Ma Jinhu to walk over 40,000 steps a day. His duty was to provide translation and guidance to visitors on the central square and commercial areas around, as well as safety check for the Muslim and Jewish restaurants. These 40,000 steps witness his footprint when he cruised around the central square to check the facilities and safety conditions.

SISU teachers also shine as volunteers at CIIE. Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Anatolyevich Medvedev WAS interview by Radio and Television Shanghai and interacted with Chinese Netizens during his journey at CIIE. Yang Bo, a professor from School of Russian and Eurasian Studies, SISU, as well as a volunteer at CIIE, worked as the simultaneous and consecutive interpreter for official activities like the Russian national exhibition.

In the 43-minute long live show, Yang’s accurate and fluent interpretation showed language proficiency and practical abilities as a SISUer. Yuan Ming, the host who interviewed Medvedev, is also a SISU alumna.

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