Opening Ceremony of “Chinese Training Workshop for Members of Senate of Thailand” Held

[Source]    Confucius Institute at Kasetsart University [Time]    2019-11-19 16:33:30 

On November 13th, the opening ceremony of the “Chinese Training Workshop for Members of the Senate of Thailand” was held in the Secretariat Building of the Senate. This workshop was jointly organized by Thailand Senate and the Confucius Institute at Kasetsart University. Pornpetch Wichitcholchai, Senate Speaker; General Singsuk Singphrai, First Deputy Speaker; Supachai Somcharoen, Second Deputy Speaker; Nut Phasuk, Secretary General; Surachai Liengboonlertchai, Former First Deputy Speaker of Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly; Lv Jian, Chinese Ambassador to Thailand; Song Ruoyun, First Secretary of Education Section of the Chinese Embassy; Wang Huichang, Representative of the Confucius Institute Headquarters Representative Office in Thailand; and Gao Huimin, Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute at Kasetsart University attended the opening ceremony.

Scene of the activity

Pornpetch Wichitcholchai thanked Lv Jian for his attention and strong support for the project. He confirmed the achievements of the Chinese language training program in 2018 for members of the National Legislative Assembly and the progress of the members, and pointed out that through the training, the members learned Chinese language, art and culture and improved their Chinese proficiency as well. It is hoped that the holding of the Chinese language training program for the Senate will promote the development of bilateral relations, bring Thailand-China relations closer, and create opportunities for further cooperation in the future.

Pornpetch Wichitcholchai delivering a speech

Lv Jian expressed that learning Chinese can not only promote language exchanges, but also enhancein-depth communications of ideas, cultures, traditions and so on. It is hoped that the Confucius Institute at Kasetsart University will, with the help of all parties, make persistent efforts to innovate teaching modes, improve teaching efficiency and help more parliament members learn Chinese so that they can understand and get familiar with Chinese culture and make greater contributions to the friendly exchanges between China and Thailand.

Lv Jian delivering a speech

On behalf of the Chinese Embassy, Lv Jian presented Chinese books including Keywords to Understand China to the Senate, expressing that the Embassy would continue to provide more support for the parliament members to learn Chinese in the future.

A total of 46 people registered for the training course, with the textbook Chinese for Parliament Members officially published by the Publishing House of National Assembly of Thailand. The Confucius Institute at Kasetsart University will, according to the diverse requirements of the parliament members, carry out Chinese calligraphy, traditional Chinese medicine and other Chinese cultural experience activities.

Guests and some student parliament members

The project has received strong support from Thailand’s Senate, the Chinese Embassy in Thailand, the Confucius Institute Headquarters, China’s Huaqiao University and the Confucius Institute at Kasetsart University.

Story by Feng Yiping