Deputy Chief Executive of the Confucius Institute Headquarters Jing Wei and Her Delegation Visit University of Sydney

[Source]    xinhuanet.com [Time]    2019-07-15 13:47:33 
 


Deputy Chief Executive of the Confucius Institute Headquarters Jing Wei and her delegation at the University of Sydney.

On July 8th, Jing Wei, Deputy Chief Executive of the Confucius Institute Headquarters, and her delegation visited the University of Sydney, Australia, and extended their regards to the teachers and staff at the Confucius Institute. Michael Spence, Principal of the University of Sydney, Jin Xing, Foreign Director of the Confucius Institute, and others greeted and held talks with the delegation.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed the current situation of the cooperation and exchanges between China and Australia in education and culture, as well as the further development trend and strategy of Confucius Institutes around the world. Spence remarked that the University of Sydney attaches great importance to its cooperation with China. He said that over the past ten years, the Confucius Institute at the University of Sydney has made remarkable achievements in providing Chinese language and culture courses for the Australian community, and has actively served the community by organizing a series of high-quality cultural activities. He also said that the University of Sydney firmly believes that it is of greater realistic significance than ever to strengthen cooperation with China and provide opportunities for learning and exchanges between the younger generations in the two countries, in a bid to jointly promote cooperation and exchanges between the two countries in education, culture and economy and trade.

Jing Wei expressed her support for and gratitude to the University of Sydney for further developing the Confucius Institute. She said that Confucius Institutes have sought cooperation and common development with more than 500 universities around the world, with a view to providing convenience for the local society to learn Chinese language and culture, which has also played a positive role in promoting the cooperation and exchanges between China and other countries in education, culture and economy and trade. In addition to Chinese language, the various cultural activities organized by the Confucius Institute have also provided important platforms for local students to learn about Chinese culture.

After the talks, Katherine Belov, Vice-Chancellor of the Office of Global Management of the University of Sydney, held a luncheon for the delegation from the Confucius Institute Headquarters and further discussed the issues concerned with educational and cultural cooperation and exchanges between China and Australia.

It is reported that the Confucius Institute at the University of Sydney was established in 2008, and is an institution for Chinese culture and language teaching jointly founded by the University of Sydney, the Confucius Institute Headquarters and Fudan University. Over the past ten years of development, the Confucius Institute at the University of Sydney has made remarkable achievements in language teaching, culture promotion, China-Australia exchanges and community services.

(Story by Wang Ziqiao, xinhuanet.com, Sydney, July 9th; photo by the Confucius Institute at the University of Sydney)

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