A Visit to the Confucius Institute of the University of Kansas by Yang Guoqiang, Consul-General of the Chinese Consulate General in Chicago
On 14 June, 2010, some 7 people led by the newly appointed consul-general of the Chinese consulate general in Chicago. Yang Guoqiang and Deputy Consul-General Xie Yunliang visited the Confucius Institute of the University of Kansas. Dr. Robert Clark, Vice-Chairman of the University of Kansas, received all the visitors. Wei Xuerui, American Director of the Confucius Institute and Pro. Huang Xiaoqun, Chinese Director, together introduced to the consul-general about the faculty, history and achievement of the Confucius Institute. They showed the visitors around their offices, teaching facilities and the Chinese library and especially their featured education project for distance Chinese teaching. The consul-general gave full affirmation to the Confucius Institute of the University of Kansas for its effort of promoting Chinese teaching in middle regions of America. He asked about the working and living conditions of the teachers and volunteers from the East China Normal University and encouraged them to make greater contribution to promoting the overseas Chinese teaching and cultural exchange between Chinese and American people. On the visiting day, the vice-president Robert Clark arranged a luncheon for the visitors and all faculty members of the Confucius Institute to receive consulate-generals' visit.
(Contributed by Wu Yilan from Confucius Institute at the University of Kansas)