On December 8, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying: “Knowledge, even though it is far away in China, should be sought” “知識，雖遠在中國，亦當求之”
On the social platform Twitter,
In Chinese, Arabic and English, quoting an ancient Arabic saying
: “Knowledge, even though it is far away in China, should be sought”,
sparked heated discussions.
Hua Chunying wrote:
“The friendly exchanges between the Chinese and Arab peoples,
and mutual admiration that goes back centuries.
In the words of the Prophet Muhammad 1400 years ago,
It still resonates today.”
“Knowledge, even though it is far away in China, should be sought”,
It is a famous saying of the Prophet Muhammad of Islam,
It has been circulated in many places in the Middle East for more than a thousand years.
It not only reflects the Arab nation
a strong desire to learn,
Also records China and the Arab world
A long history of friendly exchanges.
” 知識，雖遠在中國，亦當求之 “，