On the morning of July 5, Yu Yunfeng, Deputy Director-general and Deputy Director of the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban), came to SOU to study the progress of the construction of SOU’s overseas Chinese language teaching center. Li Yongzhi, Deputy Director of the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, and Ge Jingyi, Deputy Director of the International Exchange Division of the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, accompanied the delegation. The meeting was attended by President Yuan Wei, Vice President Zhang Wei, and the colleagues of the Institute of International Exchange.
Vice President Zhang introduced the work of international cooperation and exchange, the progress of the development of overseas Chinese language teaching centers, and the partner enterprise. Deputy Director-General Yu Yunfeng appreciated SOU’s efforts in promoting the construction of overseas Chinese language teaching centers and the promotion of Chinese language education, and expressed strong support for the new model of overseas online Chinese language center that is co-developed by the University and the enterprise, and expressed the hope that the Djibouti Overseas Chinese Language Teaching Center, which SOU has applied to open, should adapt to the local economic and social development in addition to providing Chinese language teaching. The functions of such a language center should include equipping professional and skilled workers with Chinese language capabilities and providing training to local Chinese teachers for their professional development.