Malala Yousafzai has become a respected role model in China: Global Times
BEIJING: China's state run Global Times has stated that Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai's strength, will and positivity in her fight against extremist forces have won her acclaim with the Chinese public.
All these made Malala a respected role model in China, the newspaper said <link>.
Malala's return to Pakistan since being shot in the head by Taliban militants for advocating female education in 2012 was jubilantly welcomed by the Pakistani government and the public on social media.
Seen by Pakistanis as a "brave and resilient daughter" of the country, Malala met Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi upon her arrival on Thursday.
The newspaper said: "Malala's strength, will and positivity in her fight against extremist forces have won her acclaim with the Chinese public. Bullets didn't deter her. They stimulated this young girl to be more determined and courageous in her pursuit of freedom".
"Having recovered from the shooting, Malala continued her campaign for girls' education by establishing the Malala Fund, opening a school for Syrian refugees and meeting with families of Nigerian girls kidnapped by Boko Haram."
"Her book I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban was popular with Chinese audiences. Beijing is happy to see Malala contributing to educational equality, women's liberation and human rights."