Chinese and Thai Universities Jointly Hold Thailand Spring Festival Gala 2020 in Phuket

[Source]    xinhuanet.com [Time]    2020-01-21 19:37:54 
 

On the afternoon of the 12th, local time, the “celebrating the 45th Anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between the People’s Republic of China and Thailand: Thailand Spring Festival gala 2020” was held at Siam Niramit Phuket in Phuket by the Confucius Institute at Phuket, Prince of Songkla University (CIP) and Prince of Songkla University, Phuket Campus. In the coming Spring Festival of China in 2020, the sponsors took this opportunity to show the Thai people the true, three-dimensional and comprehensive China and teaching achievements of the Confucius Institutes in Thailand, aiming at promoting the friendship between the Chinese and Thai people and continuing the friendly relations between China and Thailand.

About 1,500 Chinese and Thai people from all levels of governments, universities, primary and secondary schools, overseas Chinese associations, the Confucius Institutes and Confucius Classrooms, including Raywat Arreerob, Minister Secretary of the Ministry of Public Health in Thailand; SupotRodrueng Na Nongkai, Vice Governor of Phuket; TeerapholThipcharoen, Phuket Provincial Police Commander; Li Chunfu, Office Director of the Chinese Consular in Phuket; Wang Huichang, Director of the Confucius Institute Headquarters Representative Office in Thailand gathered together to welcome the Chinese Lunar New Year. The Education Department of Henan Province of China, together with 10 universities in Henan Province, co-organized the event.


Raywat Arreerob, Vice Governor of Phuket delivering a speech (Photo by the sponsor)

In the opening speech, Raywat Arreerob said that the Spring Festival gala is unprecedented. He hoped that the Thai and Chinese people would learn from each other, enhance understanding, and convey the positive energy of mutual trust, love and assistance between the two peoples.

In the welcome speech, SupotRodrueng Na Nongkai said that on the 45th Anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between the People’s Republic of China and Thailand, Thai people have more and more exchanges with Chinese peopleas Phuket has friendly contacts with many Chinese cities. He was very glad that through this gala, Thai people can have a better understanding on the education, science and technology and culture of China.

Li Chunfu said in a speech: "This year marks the 45th Anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between the People’s Republic of China and Thailand. Princess Sirindhorn, who was awarded the Friendship Medal, once said, “Distance cannot separate true friends, who remain close even when thousands of miles apart”. More and more Thai people are studying, traveling and doing business in China. The Confucius Institute at Phuket, as an important window for cultural and educational exchanges between China and Thailand, has always been committed to holding various non-governmental exchanging activities to facilitate exchanges and cooperation in cultural and educational institutions between Chinese and Thailand, which have been recognized by the two peoples. "


Students in the Confucius Institute at Phuket, Prince of Songkla University (CIP) performing "Flowing Clouds and Flowing Water" (Photo by the sponsor)

Subsequently, wonderful programs were performed on the art performance for the audience. The gala also includes four sections: China science and technology experience, China education resources exhibition, China New Year folk custom experience area and Chinese brand knowledge competition.

(Story by Wang Jin, Xinhua News Agency, Phuket, Nov. 15th)

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