Monday, 13 December 2010

Confucius Institutes - 5th Conference opens in Beijing




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The Opening Ceremony for the Fifth Conference of Confucius Institutes has been held at the Beijing National Convention Center.

Li Changchun, a senior CPC official, attended the event. Students enrolled at Confucius Institutes in a number of different countries performed at the ceremony.

Named after the nation's most renowned ancient philosopher and educator, Confucius Institutes are non-profit public institutions which aim to promote Chinese language and culture in foreign countries. More than 320 Confucius Institutes have now been established in 96 countries and regions, since the first site was inaugurated in 2004.

Li Changchun, a senior CPC official, attended the event.