Agreements on Establishment of Confucius Institutes and Other Chinese Language Education Institutes Signed on 2019 International Chinese Language Education Conference

[Source]    Confucius Institute Headquarters [Time]    2019-12-16 09:06:33 

On the afternoon of December 10th, the agreement signing ceremony on the establishment of eight Confucius Institutes, Confucius Classrooms and Chinese Language Centers was held in Changsha during the 2019 International Chinese Language Education Conference. Tian Xuejun, Vice Minister of Education, was present at the ceremony and witnessed the signing of agreements. Representatives from home and abroad attended the ceremony.

Vice Minister Tian Xuejun witnessed the signing of agreements on the establishment of the Confucius Institute at Belarusian State University of Physical Culture, the Confucius Institute at Udayana University in Indonesia, the Confucius Institute at Ateneo de Davao University in the Philippines, the Confucius Institute at Tbilisi Open Teaching University in Georgia, the Confucius Institute at University of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, the Confucius Institute at the University of La Frontera in Chile, the Chinese Language Center at Villa College in Maldives and the Confucius Classroom at East Timor Institute of Business, and awarded plates to them.

After the agreement signing ceremony, Tian Xuejun unveiled the nameplates for the Working Alliance of Chinese Partner Institutions of Confucius Institutes for Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Liaoning Province Confucius Institute Partner University Alliance and the Public Image Research Center for Confucius Institutes in Communication University of China, and took group photos with the guests at the ceremony.

In accordance with the principle of mutual respect, friendly consultation and equality and mutual benefit, 27 Confucius Institutes and 66 Confucius Classrooms have been established in 2019 according to the request and voluntary application of foreign partners after careful evaluation by experts. Eight counties, including Haiti, Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Dominica, East Timor, Maldives and Saudi Arabia, established Confucius Institutes for the first time.

So far, 550 Confucius Institutes and 1,172 Confucius Classrooms have been established in 162 countries and regions.

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