Journalists from African and South Asian mainstream press visit Confucius Institute Headquarters
On Nov. 18th, arranged by the China Public Diplomacy Association of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a delegation of 35 editors-in-chief and senior journalists from mainstream press in 27 African and 5 South Asian countries visited Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban). Mr. Xia Jianhui, Deputy Chief Executive of Confucius Institute Headquarters and Deputy Director General of Hanban, received and held discussions with the delegates.
During their visit, these delegates acquired an in-depth understanding of the missions, history and operation modes of the Confucius Institute and its role in enhancing Sino-foreign language and cultural exchanges and pragmatic cooperation. At the meeting, the delegates posed various questions and both sides conducted in-depth discussions on such issues as “the role of the Confucius Institute in public diplomacy”, “Confucius Institute and the ‘Belt and Road’ Initiative”, and “universal values in traditional Chinese culture”. After the meeting, the delegates all noted that they had learned more accurate knowledge of the Confucius Institute and expressed their hopes to study at a Confucius Institute or to encourage their home countries to apply for a Confucius Institute.
This press delegation is organized by the China Africa Press Center (CAPC) and China-South Asia Press Center (CSAPC) affiliated to the China Public Diplomacy Association and is attending a 10-month study program at renowned universities in China.