克罗地亚共和国位于欧洲的东南部，是一个发达的资本主义国家。8月3日， “见证友谊”--中外新闻社2016暑期小记者团来到克罗地亚使馆采访。文化参赞碧塞拉•法布里欧（Bisera Fabrio）女士接见了中外新闻社小记者。曾经也是一名记者的她十分理解小记者的心情，所以这次采访气氛也格外轻松。
The Republic of Croatia, located in Southeastern Europe, is a developed capitalist country. August 3rd, “Witness Friendship” --- Home and Abroad News Press 2016 Summer Junior Journalist Delegation visited the Croatian Embassy in China. The Cultural Counsellor Mrs. Bisera Fabrio met with the delegation. Because she was also a journalist before, she fully understood the feelings of the junior journalists. As a result, this interview was full of relaxation and joy.
Mrs. Bisera Fabrio become the Cultural Counsellor of the Croatian Embassy in China last year, she has travelled to China many times before for work and tourism. The junior journalists asked her about the impression of Chinese and Croatian culture.
“Hello, Counsellor Bisera Fabrio. You are a successful women diplomat with wisdom and vitality. You have been to many cities in China, do you like Chinese culture? As the Croatian Counsellor in China, how will you contribute your wisdom and efforts to promote youth exchanges and cultural development between China and Croatia?” we asked.
Counsellor Bisera Fabrio firstly expressed her love to China. She said that China is a beautiful country with vast territory and large population. She is very fascinated about Chinese long-history culture. She has a 10-year-old daughter who is attending an international school in Beijing. She is happy to learn and discuss about Chinese history with her daughter every day. Croatia is not as big as China, but it has profound culture as well. The famous navigator Marco Polo was a Croatian. The country has beautiful sceneries and friendly people, and those people are always willing to share with others.
As the Cultural Counsellor, Mrs. Bisera Fabrio wishes to contribute more wisdom and efforts to promote youth exchange and cultural exchange between China and Croatia. She wants more Croatian students and people learn more about Chinese culture so that we can pass on the traditional friendship between the two countries.
“We learnt from the Internet, Croatia has a long history, beautiful environment, long coastline and clear water which is perfect for a holiday. There are many UNESCO world natural and cultural heritages in the country as well. Could you please share with us about Croatian culture and tourism? If we want to visit Croatia, when is the best season to travel?” a junior journalist asked.
In tourism, Counsellor Bisera Fabrio wishes more Chinese tourists visiting Croatia. The country has long history, beautiful environment, long coast lines and clear water which are perfect for a summer holiday. Furthermore, Croatia has many UNESCO world natural and cultural heritages, delicious food, and warm hearted people. Those made Croatia such great place to visit.
“Croatia is a country in Central European with the most modern Mediterranean beaches. Driving to Vienna only about three or four hours. The whole Central Europe and the richest countries are around Croatia. Tourism is a pillar industry in Croatia. China is the world's largest outbound tourism market and the largest consumer of outbound tourism; therefore, we welcome you to Croatia any time you want.”
Junior journalists also asked: “University of Zagreb already established the Confucius Institute that symbolizes the friendship between China and Croatia and their people. In your opinions, how should the students from both countries to exchange their own cultures with each other?”
Counsellor Bisera Fabrio highly spoke about the Confucius Institute as a great cultural exchange platform. Through it, the foreigners can learn a lot about China, and it brought many benefits to Croatian students. The exchange students between China and Croatia are increasing each year. Recently, a group of Croatian students are visiting China. They are really enjoying this study trip. Croatian government also introduced a number of favorable policies to attract more Chinese students to study in Croatia, especially with the increasing scholarships.
“What are the differences between Croatian and Chinese education systems? How many holidays do Croatian students get every year? Do they study very hard, even during the holidays?” the youngest journalist asked the last question.
Counsellor Bisera Fabrio answered: “The elementary school students in Croatia also have home work during their holidays, but Croatia focuses more on discovering and improving students’ creativity and productivity, helping them develop different interests so that they can explore their future directions for themselves.”
Although China and Croatia established the diplomatic relations not long ago, the junior journalists deeply felt the close connection and well-developed friendship between the two countries. After the interview, the students presented their home-made gifts to Mrs. Bisera Fabrio and wished her have a happy and smoothly life in China. We all hoped China and Croatia’s friendship would become deeper and closer joy and love.
In this interview series, the Chairman of the United Nations Education Science Cultural Health Advancement Foundation Ms. Jennie Yeung was also invited to attend.