NANNING Maurkice Pouncey Color Rush Jersey , May 11 (Xinhua) -- Fernando Habel Alexza Inkiriwang has been studying in a south China college for seven months. The young Indonesian studies automechanics and most of his classes are in Chinese.

"It's good to study and learn Chinese here. I hope to bring my family a better life and buy them a car after I begin work," he said.

Inkiriwang barely knew any Chinese a year ago but can now hold simple conversations.

As more Chinese businesses seek opportunities overseas, some vocational colleges are working to attract overseas students.

Inkiriwang is among 126 Indonesian students recruited by Liuzhou City Vocational College (LCVC) and China-based auto-maker SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile Co. (SGMW) in Liuzhou, an industrial city in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

Two years ago, SGMW invested 700 million U.S. dollars in a factory in western Java which will open later this year. It will produce 150,000 vehicles per year, so a large number of skilled Indonesian workers are required, and the company is training locals.

Each student studies at LCVC for about two years before going back to Indonesia for a year's apprenticeship before beginning work for SGMW in Indonesia.

According to the LCVC, graduates earn more than 2,000 yuan (290 U.S. dollars) per month during their apprenticeship, the standard for basic automobile workers there, but they earn even more after graduation.

"With skills, and knowledge of Chinese, graduates will manage other workers. They can also act as a channel between Indonesian and Chinese staff," said Tang Chunjie, in charge of the program at the LCVC.

In 2015, the program enrolled 63 students; in 2016, the number rose to more than 120.

"Parents are more willing to send their children here when they understand the benefits," Tang said.

"As businesses go overseas, finding enough high-quality talent and technicians becomes a challenge," said Huang Xiongbiao, deputy director of Guangxi's regional department of education. A great number of vocational colleges in Guangxi are driven by the demands of companies who want to expand overseas.

At Liuzhou Vocational Technical College (LVTC), construction equipment maker Guangxi Liugong Machinery is working with a dealer in Saudi Arabia to set up Saudi Arabia's first vocational university, with courses, programs and administration designed by the LVTC.

LiuGong has sold equipment such as excavators, cranes and loaders to about 50 countries along the Belt and Road, with sales of some products rising by over 20 percent last year.

Liao Jihua of LiuGong said the Saudis will provide both building land and funds.

"Many of the countries we cooperate with do not have the resource to train skilled workers," Liao said, adding that the college in Saudi Arabia was just a beginning.

"We plan to work on more such institutions under the Belt and Road Initiative," he said.

Li Yongqi, an official in charge of vocational education from Guangxi's education department, said his department plans cooperation on vocational education, especially between China and ASEAN, and expects help more vocational colleges to work with overseas businesses.

"We expect that wherever a Chinese business has reached, there will also be a vocational college," Li said.

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 19 (Xinhua) -- Southeast Asia's leading online shopping platform Lazada is upbeat on the e-commerce prospect in Malaysia where it has seen faster growth recently, as the company is joining hands in a Digital Free Trade Zone announced by China's e-commerce giant Alibaba and Malaysian government.

Hans-Peter Ressel, CEO of Lazada Malaysia, said the Southeast Asian country has all the necessary enablers for e-commerce, including high penetration rate of internet, smartphones, credit card as well as a population highly active on social media.

Southeast Asia is still far lagging behind China in e-commerce as the online sales already account for more than 10 percent of total retail sales in China, but Ressel was confident on the potential in the region.

"China started their journey like 10 years earlier," he told Xinhua in an interview this week, "We expect Malaysia and Southeast Asia to be there too, and it might not take 10 years, might be a little bit faster."

In 2016, Lazada Malaysia recorded the fattest growth in the Lazada group with more than 100 percent growth in terms of revenue, Ressel said, adding that it has seen even faster growth so far this year partly thanks to an increasing loyal customer base.

Lazada Malaysia this week unveiled its own social commerce channel, Lazada TV, which featuring live videos including make-up tips, tech reviews, with collaboration with renowned brands on the platform.

Launched in March 2012, Lazada is Southeast Asia's leading online shopping and selling destination, with presence in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Ressel praised the Malaysian government for its effort to develop e-commerce.

"Malaysia is at the forefront when it comes to government support in digital economy," he said.

In March, Alibaba group and a main investor in Lazada, announced with the Malaysian government to develop a Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ) in Malaysia.

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