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“The training program
for Chinese directors of
Confucius Institute is the
one of learning and harvest.
It’s also the one of thought
and soul,” said the Chinese
directors of Confucius In-
stitutes before starting their
work overseas. e program,
held by Hanban, also Con-
fucius Institute Headquar-
ters, organized a nearly-one-
month training program
for 150 Confucius Institute
directors from over 80 Chi-
nese universities. They are
going to be posted at the
Confucius Institute in 43
countries and regions.
During the closing cer-
emony of the program, Ms.
Xu Lin, Director General of
Hanban, introduced the ex-
perience of the healthy and
rapid development of Con-
fucius Institute in the past
five years from the perspec-
tive of strategic development.
She also discussed the idea
of constructing Confucius
Institute into a new platform
of comprehensive cultural
exchanges. At last, Ms. Xu
extended her ardent hope for
the Chinese directors.
This June, the Confu-
cius Institute Headquarters
started selecting Chinese
directors f rom the par t-
ner Chinese universit ies
HanbanHeld 2011Training Program
for ChineseDirectors of Confucius Institutes
through open competition.
The applicants can apply
to the Confucius Institutes
of their partner Chinese
universities and also other
Confucius Institutes. Before,
applicants were not allowed
to apply to the Confucius
Institute of other partner
Chinese universities. This
year’s change provides more
chances for the applicants.
The provincial educational
departments and universities
recommended 304 candi-
dates. After several rounds
of selection, 150 of them got
the opportunity.
e program covers three
sectors – Chinese and for-
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eign policies and situations,
Chinese cultural lectures
and Chinese directors’ re-
sponsibilities – which high-
light the practicality of the
training program. e sector
of Chinese directors’ respon-
sibilities and competency ac-
counts for 80 percent of all
the program hours.
During the program of
Chinese and foreign policies
and situations, senior dip-
lomats, including Chinese
special envoy to the Middle
East Wu Sike, former Chi-
nese Ambassador to Thai-
land Zhang Jiuhuan, former
Chinese Amba s sador to
Belgium Zhang Yuanyuan,
former Chinese Consul-
General to New York Peng
Keyu, were invited to give
lectures on Chinese for-
eign policies. During the
cultura l lectures, former
vice secretary-genera l of
Chinese Culture Promotion
Society Xin Qi introduced
the general information on
world’s religion and Chinese
rel igious pol icies. Guan
Qingwei, head of the clinic
of Tongrentang, a Chinese
pharmaceutical company,
introduced the relationship
between traditional Chi-
nese medicine and health
preservation. Vice President
of Nankai University Chen