Hello, Partners! Confucius Institute and 17 Institutions Reach Cooperation Agreements

[Source]    xinhuanet.com [Time]    2018-12-11 12:27:05 

From December 4th to 5th, the 13th Confucius Institute Conference was held in Chengdu. During the conference, the “Confucius Institute Partnership Project” was launched to promote people-to-people and cultural exchanges between China and other countries, to promote the development of diverse and colorful civilizations in the world, and to encourage all sectors of society to participate in the building Confucius Institute. At the event, the Confucius Institute signed contracts with 17 institutions including Sichuan Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism, China Educational Equipment Industry Association, China Publishing Group, Tencent Cloud Computing, Tomorrow Advancing Life Education Group.

It is reported that the “Confucius Institute Partnership Project” has both medium and long-term strategic cooperation plans and specific project cooperation programs. Various fields have been covered in this project such as people-to-people and cultural exchanges between China and other countries, including corporate sponsorship and donations in running schools, joint talent training, internship opportunities and job offering, cultural exchange activities, digital construction of Confucius Institutes, and joint laboratories.

Through the “Partnership Project”, Confucius Institutes will give play to the global language teaching and cultural exchange network, and work with domestic and foreign partners to create an open and inclusive public platform featuring joint contribution and shared benefits, thus providing better development opportunities for domestic and foreign partners. Meanwhile, by giving full play to respective industry advantages and rich resources, domestic and foreign partners will support and help the Confucius Institute headquarters and Confucius Institutes around the globe to carry out related work, so as to jointly provide better and convenient Chinese learning services and cultural exchange experience for the people of all countries.

It is reported that since its establishment in 2004, the Confucius Institute has actively expanded its functions while adhering to Chinese teaching. In 2018, it held 44,000 cultural activities such as traditional Chinese medicine and art, with an audience of 13 million; it published more than 640 translations and conducted more than 1,600 academic research projects, and organized over 7,000 high-level academic meetings and forums. 49 Confucius Institutes offered “Chinese+” courses covering business, tourism, traditional Chinese medicine and other fields, with more than 12,000 students. 331 Chinese and foreign companies participated in the Confucius Institute’s cooperation in running schools, greatly promoting people-to-people and cultural exchanges as well as economic and trade cooperation between China and other countries. At present, 548 Confucius Institutes and 1,193 Confucius Institute Classrooms have been established in 154 countries and regions, with a total of 11 million students in face-to-face teaching.


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