A Delegation from Yunnan Provincial Education Department Visits the Confucius Institute at the University of Kelaniya

[Source]    Division of Confucius Institute Affairs [Time]    2010-09-07 17:31:40 

Kailaniya, September 1st, am – a 10 person delegation from Yunnan provincial education department visited the Confucius Institute at the University of Kelaniya. The delegation was led by Zou Ping, Vice Chief of Yunnan's Provincial Education Department, and was composed of members including presidents, vice presidents and heads of the divisions of international exchanges from 7 of Yunnan's universities, such as the University of Yunnan, Yunnan Normal University, Yunnan Agricultural University and Yunnan University of Nationalities.

Vice Chief Zou Ping and delegates visiting the cultural activity exhibition of the Confucius Institute

The delegation visited the “Chinese Writing” and ”Chinese Cultural Activities” exhibition areas, the Chinese library of the Confucius Institute and the multimedia classroom. They also enjoyed chatting with students of the Confucius Institute and attended some activities arranged by the Confucius Institute. Delegates appreciated the Confucius Institute’s achievements on increasing the scale of enrollment, teaching, as well as cultural promotion. They also praised the Confucius Institute for contributing to the reinforcement of the Sino-Sri Lankan friendship and setting up a good model for Yunnan province to carry out education cooperation with South Asian countries, especially in Sri Lanka.

Delegates and students of the Confucius Institute attending a welcome party

During the afternoon, the Confucius Institute also invited delegates to attend the Promotional Seminar for the International Education Exchanges of Yunnan Province. The president of the Confucius Institute's department of Sino-Sri Lankan cooperation explained the construction and development plan of the Confucius Institute to leaders of the Sri Lankan Higher Education Ministry, presidents of some Sri Lankan universities, heads of Chinese education institutes in Sri Lanka as well as delegates from some Sri Lankan primary and secondary schools.

Delegates taking photos with students of the Confucius Institute