不仅是语言,更是机遇和挑战

发布时间:2017-07-28

  

  大家好!我是来自印度尼西亚的Lonita,是一名隶属于中国水利电力对外公司(以下称CWE)的海外员工,现在供职于雅加达。很高兴能借此机会通过分享我的亲身经历,让大家感受到当前中国对于我们国家的巨大影响力。

  我们这一代人的童年记忆总是与日本相伴,从日本动画片到日本家电,再到日本摩托和日本汽车,日本产品曾经出现在我们印尼人生活中的每一个角落。因此直到2001年,印尼引进的一部台湾偶像电视剧《流星花园》在印尼热播,才突然激发了我对于中华文化的浓厚兴趣。但作为一名印尼人,我们无法否认的是,虽然中华文明曾经在历史上给我们带来了无比深刻的影响,但我们印尼政府却在苏哈托执政时期因为政治原因对中华文化进行了全面的封禁,然而有趣的是,在我们伊斯兰教的教义中有这样一个短语,记述了先知穆罕默德曾经说过的一句话:

   

  أُطْلُبُوْا العِلْمَ وَلَوْ بِالصِّيْنِ

  • Utlubul ilma walau bissin –

                

  释义:即使要远行到中国,也要坚持探求真知

   

  这就意味着远在伊斯兰教教义形成之前,中国社会就已经达到了相当高的文明程度,拥有着丰富的知识和多样化的社会文明,先知的这段话让我对中华文化产生了深深的敬仰,也促使我决心开始学习汉语,以便更好的了解博大精深的中华文化。

  然而当时的印尼虽然早已在1998年由瓦希德总统宣布中国新年为印尼法定国家节日,且开放了汉语教育,全面恢复了中华文化在印尼的传播,但还有不少人仍对中国不甚了解,即便是我的家人最初也并不完全支持我学习汉语,再加上当年雅加达市内能够教授汉语的学校也较少,我对于中华文化的探寻之路开启的并不算十分顺利。在进入大学前,我仅仅在高中的汉语课上学到了一些简单的词语,虽然不少人认为汉语学习非常困难,但我还是坚持在大学期间继续通过雅加达的孔子学院练习汉语,并选择了以中国为研究方向,作为我国际关系与国际经济专业本科论文的题材。

  得益于在孔子学院的学习经历,毕业后我得到了前往中国继续深入学习汉语和中国文化的机会,我的梦想终于实现了。在中国学习的这一年里,对我感触最深的是中国人所倡导的包容接纳、求同存异的精神,而这也是我选择在一家印尼电信公司工作一年后,毅然辞职进入中国公司的重要原因,因为我通过中国的朋友了解到,在中国的公司里,任何人都拥有平等的工作机会,而很多印尼本地的公司尚无法做到这一点。

  时至今日,我在CWE工作已经两年有余,耳闻目睹了近年来印尼在中国影响力的带动下所发生的种种变化:我们的公路上行驶着中国制造的公共汽车,我们的商场里随处可见中国的商品以及汉语学校的广告,中国的阿里巴巴和京东已经在印尼经营起了本地电商业务,更有来自中国的投资商已经将雄厚的资金投入到了印尼本地的优质企业中,比如Lazada购物网站、GO-JEK打车快递综合平台。

  中国还是印尼最大的贸易伙伴,两国的双边合作领域广泛,从国防军事、海洋事务、航天科技到人文交流,正可谓上至太空,下至深海,除此之外双方还在国家和国际事务上保持了良好的交流合作。目前由中国公司承建的雅加达至万隆高铁项目作为双方近年来最大规模的合作成果,正在紧锣密鼓的施工中,而中国的电力企业也帮助印尼成功的建设了一批设备优良的发电站,为减少印尼城市和工业区的停电现象,保障电力基础设施建设和印尼的经济发展做出了巨大贡献,而CWE作为中国电力企业的一员,现在也正在为数个水电站项目的最终落地实施做着积极的努力,力争为印尼的电力发展尽自己的一份力。

  对于我自己,学习汉语所带给我的,不仅仅是掌握一门语言工具,更多的则是依靠这一工具所获得的深入了解中国的机会,并将此优势继续巩固发展,不断提高完善自身能力。

  中国现在所倡导的“一带一路计划”与印尼政府的“建设海洋强国”的理念十分吻合,两国政府和领导人之间的合作交流十分密切,我国总统还曾专门与中国国家主席探讨治国方略,并广泛学习中国的成功发展经验。

  所以目前对于中国企业而言,在两国政府的支持下将迎来在印尼发展的最佳时机,但同时也面临不少问题和挑战,例如某些中国企业大量使用不合规签证的中国劳工导致印尼国内对于外劳影响当地人就业的不满情绪很高;部分中国企业不了解当地社会和自然情况导致产品和工程质量不合格,损害了中国企业的整体形象;这些问题能否妥善解决将决定未来中国企业在印尼的发展命运。

  最后,我认为中国仍将继续对地区的和平稳定和发展做出巨大的贡献,并且中国也会愿意与包括印尼在内的东盟国家保持密切的合作。我希望中国的企业在未来都能努力的抓住成功的机遇,为中国-印尼深化发展战略合作关系起到有力的支持作用。

     

   

  NOT ONLY THE LANGUAGE,

  BUT ALSO THE OPPORTUNITIES AND THE CHALLENGES

   

  Hi! I am Lonita from Indonesia. I am an overseas employee of China International Water and Electric Corporation (hereinafter referred to as CWE), and I am currently working in Jakarta. For this good opportunity let me share you my experiences what we feel regarding the Chinese great influence to my country.

  Our childhood memories of this generation was accompanied by Japan, from Japanese cartoons to Japanese appliances, and also Japanese motorcycles and Japanese cars, it seems Japanese products have appeared in every corners of our Indonesian’s life. Until the year of 2001, after a Taiwanese drama named 'Meteor Garden' became popular in Indonesia, I just begin interest in Chinese culture. However, as an Indonesian, we cannot deny that although the Chinese civilization had very profound impact to Indonesia in history, But during the period of Suharto’s Government, the Chinese culture was been totally banded for political reasons. But it is interesting to find that in our teachings of Islam there is a phrase that describes what the Prophet Muhammad once said:

   

  أُطْلُبُوْا العِلْمَ وَلَوْ بِالصِّيْنِ

  • Utlubul ilma walau bissin –

  Interpretation: Seek out the knowledge even reached to China

   

  This means that before the formation of Islamic teachings, Chinese society has reached a very high level of civilization, has a wealth of knowledge and diversity of social civilization. The Prophets of this passage has influenced and prompted me to start learning Chinese, in order to better understand the profound Chinese culture.

  Although Indonesia had already declared the Chinese New Year as a statutory state holiday in Indonesia by President Wahid in 1998 and opened up Chinese education, the Chinese culture was fully restore, but there still have some people who hold prejudice to China, even my family did not fully support me to learn Chinese at first, and for there were fewer schools in Jakarta where I could learn Chinese at that time, the beginning for seeking Chinese culture of me was not very smoothly. Before I entered university, I only learned some simple words from Chinese class in high school, while many people thought that Chinese language is very difficult to grasp, I insisted on continuing to practice Chinese by learning from Jakarta Confucius Institute while I still need to take my university course at same time. I also choose China as the research target for my bachelor degree thesis (major International Relations and International Economic).

  I am glad to thank to my experiences at the Confucius Institute, after graduation I got the opportunity to continue my in-depth study of Chinese and Chinese culture. My dream came true. In the year of my study in China, I was most impressed by the spirit of Chinese people for seeking common points while reserving differences and this was the reason why I choose a Chinese company in Indonesia, and resolutely resigned from an Indonesian Telecommunication company after I worked at there for only one year. Because I learned from Chinese friends that, anyone shall have equal opportunities in Chinese company, but many local companies in Indonesia still cannot do like this.

  Today, I have been working at CWE for more than two years and have seen and witnessed the changes that have taken place in recent years as a result of Chinese influence in Indonesia: we have Chinese-made buses on the road, Chinese goods and Chinese Language Schools are everywhere, Alibaba and Jingdong Group have already operated their local business in Indonesia. And China's infusion of large sums of money has also been poured into Lazada ( a marketplace model that allowed third-party retailers to sell their products through Lazada’s site with a business model of selling inventory to customers from its own warehouses), GO-JEK ( an Indonesian application transport company which provide one-stop convenience services include Transport, Instant Courier, Go-Food and shopping service for Indonesian).

  As the largest trading partner of Indonesia, bilateral cooperation covers a wide range of scope “from the sky to the seas”, such as defense, maritime affairs, aerospace, science and technology and people-to-people and cultural exchanges, and the two sides maintain sound communication and coordination on regional and International issues. The undergoing Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway jointly constructed by both countries has become a major early-harvest project of development strategy alignment between both sides as an evidence, the Chinese power companies successfully built a number of power stations, greatly reducing the city and factory power outages for the protection of Indonesia's national electricity demand and CWE has made great contributions to the development infrastructure sector. As a member of China's power industry, CWE is making great efforts to promote the implementation of hydropower projects to support and develop Indonesia.

  For me, learning Chinese brings me not only to become a master in language and communication, but through this opportunity I could get to know China in-depth, and I would continually to consolidate the advantages to improve my own abilities in the future.

  'One Belt One Road Initiative' of China has invited the attention of Indonesia to give a positive response to “make Indonesia as the Maritime world country”. As friendly maritime neighbors, high level exchanges between both countries are frequent, and President Xi Jinping and President Joko Widodo have held multiple meetings and telephone talks, reaching numerous important consensuses on strengthening the docking of development strategies of both countries and deepening practical cooperation in all fields from the extensive study of China’s successful development experiences.

  For the Chinese enterprises, with the support of the two governments will usher in the best time of development in Indonesia, but also face problems and challenges, such as some Chinese enterprises to use non-compliance of Chinese workers. Some Chinese companies do not understand the local social and natural conditions lead to substandard product and project quality, damage to the overall image of Chinese enterprises; such as these issues are the key factors which shall determine the Chinese enterprises’ long-term fate in Indonesia.

  Last but not least, China will also make important contributions to regional peace, development and prosperity. China is willing to continue strengthening practical cooperation with ASEAN countries, including Indonesia. I hope that Chinese enterprises could give a contribution in the future to be able to seize the chance of success,so as to effectively implement the initiative to support and develop China-Indonesia comprehensive strategic partnership.  【Lonita 印尼代表处供稿】