State Councilor Liu Yandong Unveils Northeast Base of the Promotion of Chinese Language
September 16th—Liu Yandong, Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and State Councilor was present at the inauguration ceremony for the Northeast Base of the Promotion of Chinese Language and unveiled a plaque for the base. Also present at the ceremony were over 300 personages, including the chief leaders of Jilin’s Provincial Committee and Government, officials from related ministries and commissions of the central government, Jilin University, Liaoning University, Heilongjiang University and Yanbian University as well as foreign and Chinese students from Jilin University.
State Councilor Liu Yandong delivered a passionate speech at the ceremony. She pointed out that language is a tool of communication, and also a bridge helping promote friendship between the people of the world. She encouraged foreign and Chinese youths to learn each other’s languages, so as to strengthen exchanges and friendship; contributing to world peace and progress.
In recent years Hanban has established several international promotion bases for Chinese language in a number of well-known universities at home, aiming to study the role of the construction of Confucius Institutes and development strategies for international Chinese education, realize the reform and innovation of international Chinese language teachers, textbooks and teaching methods both theoretically and practically, and to raise the quality of Confucius Institute. The Northeast Base of the Promotion of Chinese Language was jointly set up by Jilin University, Liaoning University, Heilongjiang University and Yanbian University, with the intention of conducting Chinese teaching in Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Mongolia and Russia, developing country-oriented textbooks, training Chinese teachers and volunteers and lending support to related investigation and study.