Let Chinese Language Thrive in Jeju like Blooming Flowers
- Confucius Institute for Business at Jeju National University Holds Unveiling Ceremony
On Mar. 24th, the Confucius Institute for Business at Jeju National University (JNU) held its unveiling ceremony. As the first Confucius Institute for Business in the Republic of Korea (ROK), the institute was co-established by JNU and the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban). The Chinese organizer is the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE).
Guests cutting the ribbon for the Confucius Institute for Business at JNU
More than 200 people, including Won Hee-Ryong, Governor of the Special Self-Governing Province of Jeju, Prof. Huh Hyang Jin, President of JNU , Qiu Guohong, Chinese Ambassador to the ROK, Feng Chuntai, Consul General of the Consulate General of China in Jeju, Ai Hongge, Education Counselor of the Embassy of China in the ROK, Prof. Xu Yongbin, Dean of the School of Foreign Studies at the UIBE , and other representatives from all walks of life attended the ceremony.
In their speeches, Won Hee-Ryong, Qiu Guohong and other guests noted that the Confucius Institute for Business at JNU is not only the first Confucius Institute for Business in the ROK, but also a common achievement made through the joint efforts of China and the ROK. Through the medium of Chinese language and culture, the Confucius Institute for Business at JNU can play a significant role in improving the current China-ROK relations by strengthening people-to-people and cultural exchanges between the two countries. They hoped that the Confucius Institute for Business would become a solid foundation for the continuous development of China-ROK relations in the future.
Guests unveiling the nameplate for the Confucius Institute for Business at JNU
Then, attending guests cut the ribbon and unveiled the nameplate for the Confucius Institute for Business. After the unveiling ceremony, the guests visited the institute, inspected the facilities and environment of the classrooms and the teachers’ offices, and joined some cultural experiencing activities. Won Hee-Ryong and Qiu Guohong also wrote inscriptions for the Confucius Institute for Business.
On that day, the School of Foreign Studies at the UIBE and the College of Humanities in JNU signed an agreement on academic cooperation and exchanges, aiming at promoting exchanges and cooperation in education and scientific research.