Thai Higher Education's Chinese Books Exhibition Kicks off in Bangkok

[Source]    Xinhua [Time]    2010-06-29 14:29:07 
 

On June 16, Hanban representative office to Thailand and the Higher Education Committee of Thai Education Ministry co-presented a Chinese Books Exhibition of Thai Higher Education in Bangkok. Representatives, teachers and Chinese volunteers from some 100 universities and colleges in Thailand visited the exhibition to celebrate the 35 anniversary of the China-Thailand diplomatic relations establishment and spent a cheerful and meaningful Dragon Boat Festival amidst immense friendship cultural atmosphere.

Minister-Counselor of the Chinese Embassy to Thailand Lv Jian and Deputy Secretary-General of the Higher Education Committee of Thai Education Ministry jointly cut the ribbon for the exhibition. Lv Jian said, with the development of the government and non-government relations between Chinese and Thai, Chinese teaching has become popular all over the cities and towns in Thailand in recent years and receives a total learners of 660,000. Started on day of Dragon Boat Festival, this exhibition will surely take the Thai teachers and students into the immense Chinese cultural sphere in addition to abundant Chinese book display.

With red lanterns hung up and festival character "Fu" (means good fortune) put up, hundreds of the latest published teaching resources, e.g., textbooks of teaching Chinese as a foreign language, reference books, discs and wall charts are neatly placed in a hall of Chinese characteristics. Amongst all, Everyday Chinese, Great Wall Chinese and Chinese Characters of 5000 Years are the most favoured by visitors. The purpose of this exhibition is mainly for Chinese teaching in Thai universities and colleges.

On the occasion of the Dragon Boat Festival, the representatives, teachers and Chinese volunteers from some 100 universities and colleges in Thailand were all immersed in the strong Chinese atmosphere, with some taken away by reading books, some looking around this way and that, and others playing the Guzheng and Lute joyfully. Even the little giant panda used for decoration became a star for those who wanted to take photos.

In the morning, Hanban representative office to Thailand and the Higher Education Committee of Thai Education Ministry co-held a conference to welcome the Chinese volunteers from China. Minister-Counselor of the Chinese Embassy to Thailand Lv Jian and Deputy Secretary-General of the Higher Education Committee of Thai Education Ministry delivered eager speeches to welcome the Chinese volunteers selected and sent by Hanban and encouraged them to carry forward their dedication in teaching in the Thai universities, colleges and vocational schools and to make contribution to the friendship between China and Thailand.