2018 Training of Chinese Directors of Confucius Institutes in Asia and Africa Comes to Successful End

[Source]    Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) [Time]    2018-08-13 17:22:30 
 

On the morning of August 8th, 2018, the commencement of 2018 pre-job training of Chinese directors of the Confucius Institutes in Asia and Africa was held in Dalian University of Foreign Languages (DUFL). Ma Jianfei, Deputy Chief Executive of the Confucius Institute Headquarters and Deputy Director-General of Hanban, Hua Lei, Deputy Director of the Department of Education of Liaoning Province, and Liu Hong, President of DUFL attended the commencement and delivered speeches. Liu Ximing, Director of the Board of School Administration of DUFL, Wang Weichen, Vice President of DUFL and Sun Yuhua, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization University and Director of the Dalian Base of Multilingual International Promotion of Chinese Language attended the commencement.

Ma Jianfei pointed out in his speech that Confucius Institutes have entered a new era of quality upgrade and efficiency improvement. It requires us to earnestly implement the development demand for deepening reform, improving system and mechanism and strengthening capacity building, give full play to the main role of Chinese and foreign universities, and build a team of full-time directors and backbone teachers so as to realize the localization and characteristic development of Confucius Institutes.


Ma Jianfei, Deputy Chief Executive of the Confucius Institute Headquarters and Deputy Director-General of Hanban, delivering a speech

He pointed out that the new era has put forward higher requirements for Chinese directors of Confucius Institutes. He hoped that they should first have the strong sense of patriotism and learn from Wang Jicai who was loyal and contributed to the country; second, they should be passionate about their jobs with sense of responsibility, courage, and spirit of pioneering; third, they should be caring and cooperative, and bear in mind the motto of Confucius Institutes: mutual respect, friendly consultation, equality and mutual benefit; fourth, they should have the consciousness of self-cultivation, and keep the morality and discipline. He hoped that each Chinese director will stay true to the mission, fulfill his or her responsibilities and duties, and contribute to strengthening people-to-people and cultural exchanges between China and foreign countries and promoting the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.


Hua Lei, Deputy Director of the Department of Education of Liaoning Province, delivering a speech

Hua Lei said in her speech that colleges and universities in Liaoning Province have established 25 Confucius Institutes and 6 Confucius Classrooms overseas in 23 countries, ranking top in China in terms of the number and school size. The establishment of the Institutes and Classrooms has not only effectively enhanced people-to-people and cultural exchanges between Liaoning and the world, but also drove internationalization of the province. As an important link for the Belt and Road Initiative in the Northeast Asia, Liaoning Province will give full play to its geographical and resource advantages to advance the large-scale development of the international promotion of Chinese language in Liaoning Province in a scientific way.


Liu Hong, President of DUFL, delivering a speech

Liu Hong expressed in her speech her congratulations to the directors on their successful commencement. She said that DUFL will summarize its experience and achievements in the development of the international promotion of Chinese language over the past 11 years, and take a series of measures to further play the main role of the colleges and universities in the construction of Confucius Institutes. She hoped that the directors will actively strengthen cultural dialogues and communication with countries around the world at work, actively promote a cultural China, harmonious China and beautiful China, and continue to write a new chapter in the promotion of Chinese language with passion, love, diligence and wisdom.


Wang Nana from Beijing Language and Culture University delivering a speech as the representative of trainees


The guests and trainees

Wang Nana from Beijing Language and Culture University delivered a speech as the representative of trainees. She said that the directors will carry the dreams, duties and love of this training with them to spread knowledge to every corner of Asia and Africa and contribute to building a community with a shared future for mankind.