The University Of Peshawar (UoP) To Establish Confucius Institute To Teach Students Chinese Language

[Source]    Pakistan Point News [Time]    2018-03-07 10:27:33 
 


The University of Peshawar (UoP) has decided to establish Confucius Institute (CI) where students of KP and Fata would be taught about Chinese language and culture to take full advantage of CPEC projects in the country.

The University of Peshawar (UoP) has decided to establish Confucius Institute (CI) where students of KP and Fata would be taught about Chinese language and culture to take full advantage of CPEC projects in the country. Professor, Dr Zahid Anwar, Director China Study Centre (CSC), UoP told APP on Tuesday that preparations for establishment of Confucius Institute, being a major demand of students of KP and Fata in the wake of CPEC opportunities, has entered into final stage and practical work on it would start soon.

He said importance of Chinese language in KP and Fata was enhanced in the wake of CPEC opportunities and full advantage from CPEC projects could be taken only when our students learn about Chinese language and culture in meaningful way. Dr Anwar said the institute would be established with collaboration of Northwest University of China for which an MoU was already signed. Courses on Chinese Culture and language will also be introduced in the institute for the benefit of business community, traders, businessmen and students, he explained.

In response, he said, Northern University China will also establish a similar institute in China to teach students about Pakistani languages and culture. Dr Anwar said learning of each others' languages was imperative for smooth completion of CPEC projects besides broadening understanding of students and people about each other culture, history, architecture, language, economy and art work. In recent years, Confucius Institutes' has achieved immense importance in world because it provide scope for people to learn about Chinese language and culture besides become a platform for cultural exchanges.

These kinds of institutes are reinforcing friendship and deeper cooperation between China and rest of the world and are much welcomed across globe due to its effectiveness in promotion of education and languages. Dr Anwar said rapid growth of China's economy and One Belt and One Road (OBOR) initiative of which CPEC was a major component, has necessitated learning about Chinese languages in our country. He said world trade will revolve around Pakistan that is among one of the 80 countries through which OBOR will pass or would have an impact upon and these countries with around 60pc of global population will generate about 40pc of world GDP.

To take full advantage of CPEC, Dr Anwar said Chinese Study Centre (CSC), a major think tank institution, has been established at UoP to promote scientific research on Pak-China relations, CPEC, and explore further avenues to further strengthen Pak-China ties. Work on several research projects was underway in the Centre that would help policy makers in CPEC projects besides promoting Pakistani and Chinese languages and culture. CPEC had not only enhanced Pakistan's geo-economic and political importance but also made the country a prime choice for local and foreign investors due to establishment of motorways, railways network, industrial zones and full operationalization of Gawadar Port.

Pakistan, China, Central Asian Republics, Middle East and Central Asian states, countries of African continents, Afghanistan and other regional and international countries would be directly and indirectly linked with Gwadar Port, thus enhancing the country's geo-strategic and political-economic importance manifold besides making Pakistan border safe from external threats.

(PESHAWAR, Pakistan Point News - 06th Mar, 2018)

 
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