Watch This | Belt & Road Initiative deepens relationship between ASEAN and China: Malaysian expat
This episode of "Shanghai Through Our Eyes" features Gordon Boo Kuo Tuan, chief of the Chiropractic Department of SinoUnited Health.
Gordon Boo has been practicing medicine in Shanghai for the past seven years, having come here from Malaysia in 2014.
"I attended a badminton tournament in Shanghai and thought Shanghai was very internationalized, very suitable for young adults like us to develop a future here. So I chose to come to Shanghai to work."
Boo said that people in Shanghai are very friendly to foreigners and are willing to help them adjust to the new life.
Boo talked about a Spanish lady that he encountered at work, who had just come to Shanghai and suffered from depression. To his surprise, when Boo met the lady a year later, her condition was significantly improved after living in Shanghai.
In his opinion, it was the "One Belt One Road" initiative that brought China and Malaysia closer together. As a chiropractor, he has become part of the bilateral exchange.
"The Belt and Road Initiative deepens the relationship between ASEAN and China, and that includes Malaysia," Boo added. "It attracts more skilled and talented people to come to China along with medical technology and other resources."
The Information Office of the Shanghai Municipal People's Government unveiled earlier the "Shanghai Through Our Eyes" video series as part of efforts to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China this year.
Comprising 100 short videos produced by Xinmin Evening News, the series aims to share stories of Shanghai's development through the eyes of foreigners living in the city.