The 7th Confucius Institute Conference Closes in Beijing

[Source]    Hanban [Time]    2012-12-18 21:12:21 
 


Hao Ping, Vice Minister of Education and Executive Member of the Council of the Confucius Institute Headquarters, making concluding remarks


Li Ruogu, Chairman and President of the Export-Import Bank of China, delivering a keynote speech entitled “Chinese Philosophy and the Economic Cooperation between China and the World”.


Mdm. Xu Lin, Director-General of Hanban and Chief Executive of the Confucius Institute Headquarters, hosting the closing ceremony


Delegates attending the conference


At the conference

December 18th, 2012 - The three-day event of the 7th Confucius Institute Conference came to an end. Mdm. Xu Lin, Director-General of Hanban and Chief Executive of the Confucius Institute Headquarters, hosted the closing ceremony. Li Ruogu, Chairman and President of the Export-Import Bank of China, delivered a keynote speech entitled “Chinese Philosophy and the Economic Cooperation between China and the World”. Hao Ping, Vice Minister of Education and Executive Member of the Council of the Confucius Institute Headquarters, made concluding remarks.

Hao Ping pointed out that the conference held multiple rounds of panel discussions and presidents’ forums, during which various delegates engaged in lively discussions and made many valuable comments and suggestions. The main points of these discussions are: first, the most important task at hand is to strengthen the training of local teachers; second, we must continue to support publication of local teaching materials in additional to vigorously develop online multimedia teaching materials and reading materials; third, with improving quality as the core goal, we must fully develop our role as a comprehensive cultural exchange platform. Hao Ping emphasized that development experience of the past eight years has proven that a Confucius Institute could only flourish and expand if it could adapt to the needs of its host university and community and fully play out its role as a comprehensive cultural exchange platform. Delegates attending the conference widely welcomed the Confucius China Study Plan implemented by the Confucius Institute Headquarters. All agreed that the plan is a key measure for promoting Confucius Institute’s integration into its local university system. At the same time, the plan is also an effective way to intensify the reform and opening up of China’s humanities and social science fields in higher academia and elevating them to the international level.

Hao Ping indicated that the Confucius Institute belongs to China, but also belongs to the world. We believe that under the meticulous care by people of all countries, it will be able to thrive and make even greater contributions to promoting world peace, advancing multi-cultural development, and nourishing friendships between China and other countries.

 
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