The 13th Confucius Institute Conference has been held in Chengdu of China from December 3 to 5. This is annual conference organized by Hanna/Headquarter of Confucius Institutes.
More than 1500 delegates from more than 550 Confucius Institutes and Confucius Classrooms from more than 140 countries around the world attended the conference.
Ms. Sun Chunlan, the Vice Prime Minister and the Board Chair of Directors of Headquarter of Confucius Institutes, attended the open ceremony and also made the important speech as the keynote speaker. Mr. Wang Baosheng, Education Minister of China also attended the conference as a MC. Mr. Peng Qinghua, the governor of Sichuan Province, presented the welcome remark at the open ceremony.
Many workshops and sessions will be held as well during the conference to discuss the future development of Confucius institutes as well as to discuss some concerns and issues to improve the work of the Confucius Institutes to have its better position to be a bridge to connect China and the world to create a better understanding and to enhance a better friendship and relationship in the areas of culture, education, trade and business.
Confucius Institute in Edmonton was again awarded as ‘Confucius Institute of the Year’ in the closing ceremony of the conference. This is the third time CIE received this award during the last 10 year. In addition, CIE also received the 4 excellence performance individual awards.