Representatives of the Asian Media Workshop Visit the Confucius Institute Headquarters

[Source]    Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) [Time]    2018-11-12 17:02:22 
 

On November 7th, a media workshop consisting of 25 editors-in-chief and senior editors of Asian mainstream media visited Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban). Yu Yunfeng, Deputy Chief Executive of Confucius Institute Headquarters and Deputy Director General of Hanban, received the workshop and held a symposium.


Yu Yunfeng, Deputy Chief Executive of Confucius Institute Headquarters and Deputy Director General of Hanban, delivering a speech

Yu Yunfeng introduced the development of Confucius Institutes, especially those established in South Asia and Southeast Asia which, based on local conditions, run schools with distinctive features, and play positive roles in promoting bilateral educational and cultural exchanges and cooperation. He pointed out that in the course of their development, Confucius Institutes not only help people from all over the world to learn Chinese and understand China, and enable Chinese people to better understand diversified languages and cultures and splendid civilizations of various countries, but also promote cultural exchanges between China and other countries, and set up a good platform for China to enhance understanding and develop friendship with people from all over the world. China and other South Asian and Southeast Asian countries, with 50% of the world’s population, are linked by mountains and rivers. We enjoy the world’s fastest economic growth and development potential as well as natural advantages and broad prospects for cooperation in various fields. As cooperation needs international talents who master the languages and cultures, Confucius Institutes have much to do in promoting mutual understanding between peoples and promoting friendly relations among countries in this regard.


A journalist asking questions

At the symposium, journalists actively asked questions and conducted in-depth discussions on topics as Confucius Institutes Headquarters' support for teachers on their development and foreigners’ learning of Chinese.

The workshop, composed of senior media figures from 14 South and Southeast Asian countries, aims to introduce the achievements and experience of the 40th anniversary of reform and opening up and create a good atmosphere of public opinion for the construction of the Belt and Road Initiative and the building of a community with a shared future for mankind. The workshop conducted a 14-day interview and exchange in China.

Up to now, there are 48 Confucius Institutes and 26 independent Confucius Classrooms in South and Southeast Asia.

 
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