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12:00 AM, August 26, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 26, 2020

3,000 Bangladeshi students want to return to China

Bangladeshi nationals studying in different Chinese universities , who  were taken back in early February after the country was hit by novel  coronavirus, now want to return to China to resume their academic  activities.

Around 3,000 China-returnee Bangladeshi students yesterday wrote to  the ministry for foreign affairs, requesting to take  necessary measures for their return to China. 

"The government of Bangladesh has successfully confronted the  coronavirus and advanced a long way in inventing vaccine -- which is  showing us a ray of hope. Students of some countries have got permission  to enter China upon discussing it with their respective foreign  ministries," reads the letter. 

"We would like to inform you that most of the universities in China  are starting classes from September. We have already spent eight months  in Bangladesh and lagged far behind in studies," it added. 

The students said if they cannot go to China to attend the  upcoming semester, their studies and careers will be in jeopardy, and  the large number of students and their families will be stuck in a crisis.  

"Our research work and internships are being severely hampered, which  will create difficulties in achieving our degree and practice," the  students said. 

The students requested the state minister for foreign affairs to  take necessary arrangements talking to the Chinese authorities for their  return to China. 

Contacted, State Minister for foreign affairs Shahriar Alam said  Bangladesh's embassy in Beijing has been working on it for the last couple of  days even before the students informed them. 

"I am yet to receive their letter officially but I am in touch with them through social media," he added.

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