Business Confucius Institute at ESCP Europe is Unveiled in Paris

[Source]    xinhuanet.com [Time]    2019-05-20 12:52:59 
 

On May 13, Business Confucius Institute at ESCP Europe was unveiled in Paris. Co-founded by Beijing Foreign Studies University and ESCP Europe Business School, it aims to promote Chinese language and culture as well as China-France economic exchange and development.

Zhai Juan, Chinese Ambassador to France, delivered a speech at the unveiling ceremony. He said that 2019 marks the 55 anniversary of China-France diplomatic relations. At present, there is a strong momentum of people-to-people and cultural exchanges as well as cooperation between China and France. The two peoples, especially the youth, have passion in learning each other’s language and culture. We are delighted to witness the founding of the 15th Confucius Institute in France, which is a move of implementing the consensus reached by the two heads of state concerning the continuous support of China-France exchanges and cooperation in culture, education, and language.

Frank Bournois, Executive President of ESCP Europe Business School and President of the Council of the of Business Confucius Institute at ESCP Europe, said in his speech that ESCP Europe Business School will give play to its own advantages to make Business Confucius Institute at ESCP Europe a window for French and European people to learn Chinese language and understand contemporary China. It will contribute to spreading Chinese culture and promoting China-France economic and trade exchanges.

Yan Guohua, Vice President of Beijing Foreign Studies University, said in his speech that Business Confucius Institute at ESCP Europe, co-founded by Beijing Foreign Studies University and ESCP Europe Business School, will certainly promote the further development of Chinese teaching and the dissemination of Chinese culture, and provide cultural support for the Belt and Road Initiative.

Business Confucius Institute at ESCP Europe is the second Confucius Institute in France and the 10th Confucius Institute featuring business in the world. It offers Chinese courses with business characteristics to students, enterprises, social groups and individuals. Besides, various seminars, reports and round tables on economic and trade, and business between China and France, and China and Europe will be held to introduce Chinese culture and contemporary Chinese social and economic development in a diverse manner.

(Xinhua News Agency, Paris, May 13th)

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