Mr. Li Changchun Visits the Confucius Institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine at London South Bank University

[Source]    Xinhuanet [Time]    2012-04-19 17:57:45 
 


Mr. Li Changchun, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, visits and attends the fifth anniversary celebration of the Confucius Institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine at London South Bank University on April 18, 2012. He is welcomed by teachers and students of the Confucius Institute. Photographer: Ma Zhancheng, reporter of Xinhua News Agency.


Mr. Li Changchun, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, visits and attends the fifth anniversary celebration of the Confucius Institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine at London South Bank University on April 18, 2012. He talks with students of the Confucius Institute. Photographer: Ma Zhancheng, reporter of Xinhua News Agency.

Mr. Li Changchun, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, visited the Confucius Institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine at London South Bank University and attended the fifth anniversary celebration of the Institute on April 18, 2012 local time during his visit to the United Kingdom.

Mr. Li Changchun visited the traditional Chinese medicine clinic, listened to the study report of students and watched wonderful shows put on by students of the Institute. Mr. Li noted in his speech that over the past four decades since China and Britain established the ambassador level diplomatic relations, fruitful results have been achieved in the people-to-people exchanges between the two countries. Contacts between countries lie in friendship among peoples. People-to-people exchanges are directly spiritual exchanges among peoples, and serve as an important way to enhance peoples' friendship. In addition, he hoped that the two countries can scale new heights in this regard.

According to Mr. Li, Confucius Institute comes as a platform to strengthen people-to-people exchanges and a window to showcase Chinese culture. He hoped London South Bank University can boost cooperation with its Chinese partner and actively explore into new ways and sum up new experience in running the Institute well, in a way that can cultivate more envoys of friendship who can promote the development of the relationship between the two countries.

(Extracted and compiled from report of Xinhua News Agency. Reporters: Shang Jun and Zhang Yuenan)