Chinese President Xi Jinping sends a letter to congratulate Confucius Institute on its 10th anniversary and first global ‘Confucius Institute Day’

[Source]    CCTV [Time]    2014-10-16 16:17:28 
 

 

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Confucius Institute and the first global ‘Confucius Institute Day’, Chinese President Xi Jinping wrote a letter to extend his warm congratulations and heart-felt greetings to all faculty members and students of Confucius Institutes across the world. Mr. Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council, also wrote a congratulatory letter.

In his congratulatory letter, Mr. Xi said, “On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Confucius Institute, I am very pleased to receive a letter signed by 286 university presidents and Confucius Institute directors of 90 countries and region, which informed me of the first ever global ‘Confucius Institute Day’ to be held in five continents concurrently. I wish to extend my warm congratulations and sincere greetings to you and all the teachers and students of Confucius Institutes!

You said in your letter that Confucius Institutes have become an ongoing symbol for China’s efforts toward world peace and international cooperation, represent an essential link between the people of China and the citizens of other countries, and you are excited by the bright future we share, which I highly appreciate. During the past 10 years, Confucius Institutes have been vigorously providing Chinese language teaching and cultural exchange activities, playing an important role in promoting mutual learning between and among various civilizations in the world and strengthening mutual understanding and friendship between Chinese people and peoples of other countries. You have devoted tremendous passion and efforts to enhancing the dissemination of culture and knowledge as well as heart-to-heart communication between human beings. It is an endeavor of great significance.”

“The splendid cultures created by peoples of different countries are the shared treasures of mankind. We shall rejuvenate them in today’s world through exchanges and innovative development. Confucius Institutes belong to China and even more so the world. Chinese government and people will consistently support the growth of Confucius Institutes. Let’s try our best to push forward the advancement of human civilizations and people’s heart-to-heart exchange, to jointly create a more beautiful tomorrow.”

(The following content is provided by Hanban.)

Congratulatory Letter by President Xi Jinping reads as follows.

Congratulatory Letter

University Presidents and Confucius Institute Directors,

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Confucius Institute, I am very pleased to receive a letter signed by 286 university presidents and Confucius Institute directors of 90 countries and region, which informed me of the first ever global Confucius Institute Day to be held in five continents concurrently. I wish to extend my warm congratulations and sincere greetings to you and all the teachers and students of Confucius Institutes!

You said in your letter that Confucius Institutes have become an ongoing symbol for China’s efforts toward world peace and international cooperation, represent an essential link between the people of China and the citizens of other countries, and you are excited by the bright future we share, which I highly appreciate. During the past 10 years, Confucius Institutes have been vigorously providing Chinese language teaching and cultural exchange activities, playing an important role in promoting mutual learning between and among various civilizations in the world and strengthening mutual understanding and friendship between Chinese people and peoples of other countries. You have devoted tremendous passion and efforts to enhancing the dissemination of culture and knowledge as well as heart-to-heart communication between human beings. It is an endeavor of great significance.

The splendid cultures created by peoples of different countries are the shared treasures of mankind. We shall rejuvenate them in today’s world through exchanges and innovative development. Confucius Institutes belong to China and even more so the world. Chinese government and people will consistently support the growth of Confucius Institutes. Let’s try our best to push forward the advancement of human civilizations and people’s heart-to-heart exchange, to jointly create a more beautiful tomorrow.

Xi Jinping

President of the People’s Republic of China

25 September, 2014

 
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