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China’s Vice Premier Liu Yandong visited the Confucius Institute of FAFU at DUT and gave important instructions

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In the afternoon of April 26, local time of South Africa, the Vice Premier of China Liu Yandong paid a visit to the Confucius Institute (CI) of FAFU at DUT in South Africa, watched an exhibition of its classroom teaching achievements, and attended a students’ performance themed as Confucius institute, a whole family. After that, she gave important instructions to FAFU and the CI, she said that FAFU should continue to work hard and strive for the excellent performance; in particular, FAFU should implement the important guiding principles of General Secretary Xi Jinping during the signing ceremony of the Confucius Institute at DUT, and made CI as a platform, to strengthen the cooperation and promotion of science and technology between the two universities and two countries on the basis of the dissemination of language and culture, further, to make greater contributions to cultural exchanges and cooperation between China and South Africa under the new historic opportunities.

  

Vice Premier Liu Yandong received warm welcome from the CI of FAFU at DUT 

Here are the details. The Chinese government delegation led by Vice Premier Liu arrived at Riterson campus of DUT in the afternoon of April 26th, and received warm welcome from the Higher Education Ministry of South African, officials of Durban City and Quarina Province, Durban University of Technology, leadership of FAFU, and Chinese and foreign deans of  the CI. With the most solemn ceremony, hundreds of Confucius students dressed in Zulu ethnic costumes, singing hymns, jumping typical South Africa's traditional prayer dance and panyembrahma to welcome the Chinese guests from afar.

Vice Premier Liu Yandong took a cordial photo with the teachers and students of the CI

the CI of FAFU at DUT jumped typical South Africa's traditional prayer dance and panyembrahma to welcome Vice Premier Liu Yandong

In the Rittson Auditorium, the delegation first watched the photo exhibition of running school (classroom)achievements. Developed chronologically, the display comprehensively demonstrated major teaching and communication achievements of the Confucius Institute (Classroom) since its establishment in South Africa in 2007 with the following three themes: Chinese teaching and cultural activities, major events and academic seminars, and promoting the exchange and cooperation between China and South Africa. During the visit, Vice Premier Liu Yandong expressed her appreciation for the fruitful achievements; said that the work of the CI has made great contributions to the exchanges and cooperation between China and South Africa.

Vice Premier Liu Yandong watched the photo exhibition of running school (classroom)achievements of the CI  

Then Liu and other guests from both countries watched the large-scale art exhibition performed by local CI students. When it ended, Liu made a passionate speech, she said that the fluent Chinese of these students and their wonderful cross-culture performances made audiences fully immersed in the rainbow country people's friendly enthusiasm and deep friendship between China and South Africa.

  South African Characteristic Dance: Gumboots panyembrahma

 

the subordinate teaching institute of the CI of FAFU at DUT played Chinese martial arts  

Liu said that the purpose of this visit was to implement the essential consensus reached by President Xi Jinping and President Zuma on starting the high-level cultural exchange mechanism between China and South Africa. It was the first high-level cultural exchange mechanism between the two sides. She pointed out that there was a long history of the friendly exchanges between the two countries. What was more, in recent years, was that the two countries had experienced frequent and close exchanges, and the Sino-South relations had entered into a historical period and witnessed many development opportunities.

Vice Premier Liu Yandong made an important speech  

Liu stressed that the relationship between two countries lied in the closeness of their people, which in turn depended on how much they knowing each other from the heart. Cultural exchange was the spiritual and emotional communication. The Confucius Institute has enhanced mutual understanding of that by encouraging language learning between people from the two countries, which also had a lasting and far-reaching significance to develop pragmatic cooperation and achieve mutual benefit of China and South Africa, to promote world peace and prosperity and happiness for all human. In March 2013, President Xi Jinping visited Africa for the first time and witnessed the signing ceremony of CI with President Zuma. This has fully demonstrated that the leaders of China and South Africa attached great importance to the construction and development of Confucius Institutes. Therefore, she hoped that the two sides would cooperate sincerely to cultivate more cultural messengers, making greater contributions to deepen the cultural exchanges between China and South Africa and promote world friendship and economic development.

Vice Premier Liu Yandong etc. took a photo with the cast members  

In the end of speech, on behalf of the Chinese government and the headquarters of Confucius Institute, Vice Premier Liu Yandong announced to endow the CI with 50 equipments for the voice laboratory, and invited 100 South African youth to China for the Chinese Bridge summer camp.

Vice Premier Liu Yandong announced to endow the CI with 50 equipments for the voice laboratory  

After the performance, Liu shook hands with vice President of FAFU Huang Yanhe, and spoke highly of FAFU's support for the work of the Confucius Institute and the whole performance of the CI. Subsequently, Liu made important instructions on the future work of FAFU and CI at DUT.  

the vice President of FAFU Huang Yanhe accompanied with and reported work to the Vice Premier Liu Yandong   

 Vice Premier Liu Yandong took a photo with the Secretary of Party Committee of Hanban Ma Jianfei and the vice President of FAFU Huang Yanhe

  

Vice Premier Liu Yandong took a photo with the teachers and students of CI 

The reception of Vice Premier delegation was a big success. The exhibition was a comprehensive summary and review of the work of the CI in the past three years. It not only showed CI’s outstanding achievements in many fields, but also pointed out the future development direction of the CI.

  

Correspondant/Photogragher: Confucius Institute of FAFU at DUT

Translator:  College of Liberal Arts and Law  Fan  Rongqin

Auditor: Overseas Education College   Lu Yunhai  

 
 
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