ZNU: Advanced Chinese Partner of Confucius Institute
From December 9 to 10, the 2019 International Chinese Language Education Conference was held in Changsha, Hunan. Sun Chunlan, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the CPC, vice premier of the State Council, and chairman of the Council of the Confucius Institute Headquarters, attended the opening ceremony of the conference and delivered a keynote speech. Chen Baosheng, minister of the Ministry of Education and vice chairman of the Council of the Confucius Institute Headquarters, and Du Jiahao, secretary of the Hunan Provincial Party Committee, both delivered speeches. Tian Xuejun, deputy minister of the Ministry of Education, presided over the conference. Zheng Mengzhuang, president of Zhejiang Normal University (ZNU), led a delegation to attend the conference.
On December 10, at the closing ceremony of the conference, ZNU was awarded the title of Advanced Chinese Partner of Confucius Institutes for the sixth time. ZNU is the only institution in China that has won this title five consecutive times. Meanwhile, Adolphe Minkoa She, president of the University of Yaounde II (a partner university of the Confucius Institute of ZNU), was awarded the title of Advanced Individual of Global Confucius Institutes. The Confucius Institute of the University of Dar es Salaam and the Confucius Institute of the University of Yaounde II were awarded the title Excellent Chinese-Language Examination Sites by the Confucius Institute Headquarters. (Translated by Jin Haiqiong, edited by Kendra Fiddler)