Interview of September 25 with Nicolas André, Journalist at the Voice of the North

[Source]     [Time]    2018-11-06 13:44:32 

On September 25th, Nicolas André, a journalist of the regional newspaper of Hauts de France, the Voice of the North (La Voix du Nord), came to the Confucius Institute of Artois University to interview President Pasquale Mammone of Artois University, Director JIN Siyan and Director WU Zhaoyang of the Institute. This interview focused on the activities of the Confucius Institute in this new school year.

The journalist first inquired about the activities offered by the Confucius Institute, as well as the acceptance of local people, to which Director Jin responded by emphasizing the interest of northern people for the Confucius Institute since its inception. She also emphasized the transcultural dimension of these activities and the emphasis on Sino-French cooperation in these activities.

Interview with the president

Interview with the deans

Mr. André also wanted to know if the activities of the Institute will be continued, especially, if the TAP (Temps d'Ateliers Périscolaires, which means “time for extra-curricular workshops”) were always given. These activities have received good feedback from the parents who delighted that their children are interested in Chinese and are able to say a few words of Chinese.

Group photo

On several occasions throughout the interview, Ms. Jin reiterated her wish to work in multiculturalism, and to invite more people to take part in a "New Silk Road".

Edition / Chen Yunyun Photo / XU Meng


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