Join Hands to Tackle Current Difficulties

[Source]    Confucius Institute Headquarters [Time]    2020-02-21 12:02:14 

At the beginning of the new year, the sudden outbreak of novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP, or COVID-19) dampened the new year spirit and worried tens of thousands of people. After the outbreak of the epidemic, the Chinese side has, in the spirit of being responsible for people’s health and for global public health, taken the most comprehensive and strict prevention and control measures, share the information of the epidemic and the gene sequence of the novel coronavirus with the relevant parties in a timely, transparent, open and effective manner. The measures taken by the Chinese side have effectively prevented the spread of the epidemic worldwide, which has been fully recognized and highly valued by the World Health Organization and many countries.

The Chinese people have united as one. No matter it is fighting the epidemic at the frontline, shipping supplies, or building the Huoshenshan (Fire God Mountain) Hospital and the Leishenshan (Thunder God Mountain) Hospital in ten days to admit patients, we once again create miracles with Chinese speed…The Chinese nation has been going through hardships and never given up. The greater the difficulties and challenges are, the more united and stronger we are. We have full confidence, capacity and determination to defeat the epidemic.

“Though miles apart, we are under the same sky”. While the Chinese people are fighting the epidemic, the principals of the Confucius Institute’s host universities, directors, as well as students and teachers, sinologists, and colleagues from the international Chinese language education circle sent letters and messages as well donated money and goods at once to China to show their support, understanding and help to the Chinese people with the most sincere friendship! People of various countries sent sincere blessings in various forms including sending enthusiastic texts, heart-warming videos, and supplies that represent the love from them to cheer the Chinese people up!

The epidemic should be prevented, but love cannot be prevented. While ensuring their own health, teachers and students of Confucius Institutes in various countries and colleagues in the international Chinese education circle are actively and orderly carrying out teaching activities by overcoming considerable obstacles. They introduce China’s situation and measures in the fight the epidemic in detail, and strive to eliminate the panic and misunderstanding of local people. Here, we would like to express our warm regards, sincere gratitude, and high respects to the directors, teachers, and volunteer Chinese language teachers who stand fast and remain at their posts, to people from all walks of life who support and help the international Chinese education cause, and to friends from all countries who support and help China to fight the epidemic.

Ruthless virus brings out warmth in humanity, and true friendship stands the test of adversity. We believe sincerity and kindness will overcome estrangement, while care and compassion will not be shadowed by panic and fear. Let us join hands to tackle the current difficulties!


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