Mongolia Holds Third Chinese Language Talent Fair

[Source]    Confucius Institute at the National University of Mongolia [Time]    2019-04-26 15:37:37 
 

On April 21st, the third Mongolian Chinese Language Talent Fair was held in Ulan Bator, sponsored by the Confucius Institute Headquarters, organized by the Confucius Institute at the National University of Mongolia, and co-organized by the Sino-Mongolian Foundation for Cultural Education and Social Development and Ulan Bator Center for Chinese Culture. About 2,000 people attended the fair, including job recruitment executives of Chinese-funded enterprises in Mongolia and local enterprises, teachers, students, parents and job seekers from different Chinese language schools.

More than 30 Chinese enterprises and Chinese language schools had their booths at the fair, including Bank of China Ulan Bator Representative Office, Ulaanbaatar Business Department of Air China, Nuclear Industry 22nd Construction Co., Ltd., Gezhouba Group International Engineering Co., Ltd., ZTE Mongolia Branch, Huawei Mongolia Branch, Yongtongchang Century Landmarks Co., Ltd., Tianhong Co., Ltd., Mongolian Star Consulting Law Firm and Mongolia Shunfeng Company.

In her speech, Li Wei, Cultural Consul of the Chinese Embassy in Mongolia, said that this fair organized by the Confucius Institute at the National University of Mongolia brought talents in various fields together to share the precious opportunities provided by both China’s Belt and Road Initiative and Mongolia’s “Development Road’’. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Mongolia. It is believed that the Belt and Road Initiative jointly built by China and Mongolia will usher in more opportunities, open up more space and create more jobs for Mongolian young students. In addition, she said, the construction of the “Belt and Road’’ is in urgent need of versatile talents with Chinese language proficiency. The Confucius Institute at the National University of Mongolia has trained a large number of talents with Chinese language proficiency. Today is a good opportunity for them to find jobs by making full use of their language skills.


Li Wei giving a speech

In his speech, Bumuzeende, Deputy Director-General of the Neighbouring Bureau of Mongolian Foreign Ministry, said that this event provided assistance to Mongolian students and opportunities for Chinese-funded enterprises to recruit talents. He said that in order to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Mongolia and China, the Mongolian and Chinese governments have done a lot of work. One of the main tasks of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia is to promote mutual understanding and friendship between Mongolia and China. He sincerely hoped that people from all walks of life in the two countries could work together. He also expressed good wishes to Mongolian enterprises and Chinese language learners.


Bumuzeende delivering a speech

In his speech, Bai Shuangzhan, President of the Overseas Chinese Association in Mongolia, expressed his good wishes to the fair. He said that this event was very significant in providing opportunities for Mongolian students to find good jobs, and in cultivating more Chinese language talents for Chinese-funded enterprises as well as for local enterprises in Mongolia.


Bai Shuangzhan giving a speech

Yang Xiaoqi, President of the Mongolian Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, delivered a speech on behalf of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Mongolia and introduced the general situation of the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce in Mongolia and its demand for talents with Chinese language proficiency. He suggested that the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce was willing to work with the Confucius Institute to promote Chinese talent exchange activities, establish database of translators between the Chinese and Mongolian languages and other professionals, and serve enterprises through talent reserves and communication. He hoped that the outstanding talents who entered Chinese-funded enterprises could make full use of their language skills and serve the society and enterprises with enthusiasm and integrity.

In his speech, Yang Jiyong, Executive Director of the Sino-Mongolian Foundation for Cultural Education and Social Development, said that with the strong support of the Confucius Institute established by Mongolia, the foundation had successfully carried out its donation. Meanwhile, the foundation was also active in a variety of Chinese language promotion activities. He hoped that more Mongolian students would learn Chinese well and contribute to the construction teams of both China and Mongolia. He firmly believed that the friendship and cooperation between the two countries would be strengthened as more people are becoming proficient in the Chinese and Mongolian languages.


Yang Jiyong giving a speech

After these speeches, Li Wei, Bumuzeende, Aude Gerler, Yang Xiaoqi, Bai Shuangzhan and Yang Jiyong cut the ribbon for the fair.


Guests cutting the ribbon for the fair

After the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Chimedtseye, Foreign Director of the Confucius Institute at the National University of Mongolia and Zhu Junli, its Chinese Director, donated 1500 Chinese books of all kinds to partner universities and middle schools in order to promote the teaching of Chinese in Mongolia and to support outstanding Chinese learners in Mongolia.


Book-donating ceremony

At the fair, the participants had their boots orderly arranged and the job seekers gathered together, creating a lively atmosphere there. Li Wei, Zhu Junli and other guests visited the recruitment site, interacting and communicating with recruiters and job seekers. Some job seekers were graduates who had studied in China, others were college students who were learning Chinese in Mongolia. Even many primary and middle school students and their parents were present at the fair.


Li Wei visiting the recruitment site

Recruiters from China Gezhouba Group International Engineering Co., Ltd., Shandong Chamber of Commerce and other units expressed thanks to the Confucius Institute for giving them this opportunity. This fair offered a chance for the participants to meet excellent job seekers. Job seekers also stated that the fair was very helpful for their job-hunting, and they had obtained recruitment information from many companies and submitted their resumes to Chinese companies which interested them.


The fair

At the fair, the Confucius Institute also held a forum about studying in China, at which they introduced to students, parents, and local teachers the developing trends of Chinese-funded enterprises in Mongolia and the demand for Chinese language talents. They elaborated on the scholarship policies of the Confucius Institute.

The Mongolian No.1 TV station, People’s Daily, China Radio International, Montsame, Xinhua News Agency Mongolia Branch and other Chinese and Mongolian mainstream media reported this event.

Story by Lu Chengjun, photos by Chen Bing, Peng Farui