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China recruits 3,900 volunteers for Hangzhou G20 summit

Updated: Jun 22,2016 7:59 PM     Xinhua

HANGZHOU — More than 3,900 volunteers have been recruited for the upcoming G20 summit to be held in the eastern city of Hangzhou in September, officials said on June 22.

The volunteers, who are mostly college students and teachers who can speak a foreign language, were chosen from over 26,000 applicants from 15 universities across Zhejiang Province, said volunteer coordinator Wang Huilin.

Wang said around 3,200 volunteers will assist participants during the meeting. Some 700 people will be on standby, should demand increase.

The volunteers have undergone training, including event services and first aid.

“I’m so excited to be a part of the G20 summit,” said Luo Dandan, a volunteer who studies translation and interpretation at Zhejiang Gongshang University.

“I’ve never had any experience with something as huge as the G20. Working as a volunteer for the summit will also help my confidence,” Luo said, “I’m really looking forward to this summit.”

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