Delegation of Hanban visits the Confucius Institute in Liege, Belgium

[Source]    Confucius Institute in Liege [Time]    2016-05-23 17:51:09 

On April 29th and 30th, 2016, a four-member delegation of Hanban headed by Mr. Ma Jianfei, Deputy Chief Executive of Confucius Institute Headquarters and Deputy Director General of Hanban, visited the Confucius Institute in Liege, Belgium, where they supervised and guided the work of the Confucius Institute.

During their visit, the delegation met with Prof. Albert Corhay, Rector of the University of Liege, who expressed sincere welcome to Mr. Ma Jianfei and his delegation for visiting the University. He said that over the past ten years, the Chinese language teaching at all levels and cultural events hosted by the Confucius Institute have served as a significant platform to provide quality service to the local public in Liege and even Belgians from other provinces in learning the Chinese language and culture.

Members of the delegation posing for a group photo with Rector Prof. Albert Corhay after their meeting

For his part, Mr. Ma Jianfei expressed his appreciation for the University’s outstanding vision and extended his gratitude to Prof. Albert Corhay for his strong support to the Confucius Institute in Liege. He also added that China’s Hanban approves and encourages that all Confucius Institutes should aim at development with unique features based on their integration with local conditions.

The delegation also listened to the work report by both Chinese and Belgian directors of the Confucius Institute and conducted exchanges with the teachers of the Confucius Institute. Mr. Ma fully affirmed the work by the Confucius Institute and proposed his higher expectations on the future work of the Institute.

Mr. Ma Jianfei and his delegation visiting the Confucius Institute in Liege, Belgium, and supervising the work of the Confucius Institute

Mr. Ma Jianfei invited to leave a message on the visitors’ book at the exhibition

With great interest, the delegation also visited the Exhibition of Outstanding Achievements of Matteo Ricci’s Visits in China, which was currently held at Galerie Wittert of the University of Liege. This exhibition, hosted by the Confucius Institute in Liege, was one of the important events in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Confucius Institute. Invited to leave a message in the visitors’ book, Mr. Ma wrote, “Matteo Ricci was the greatest envoy of cultural exchanges between East and West and was always a role model that we admire and a source of inspiration for us.”


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