Xinhua News Agency, Ljubljana, November 17 (Reporter Zhou Yue) On the 17th, the opening ceremony of the Confucius Classroom in Celje under the Confucius Institute at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia was held in Celje, the fourth largest city in Slovenia.
The Confucius Institute at LSU is jointly established by Shanghai University of International Business and Economics and the University of Ljubljana. The Confucius Classroom in Celje is the fifth Confucius Classroom established by the Confucius Institute at the University of Luxembourg in Slovenia. The four previously opened are located in the capital Ljubljana, Maribor, Kranj and Koper.
Cailie Confucius Classroom cooperates with Cailie Central School to set up 4 workshops on Chinese cuisine, calligraphy, martial arts and tea art.
Zhao Binghui, Political Counselor of the Chinese Embassy in Slovenia, Daniela Walch, Foreign Director of the Confucius Institute at Ludwig University, and Gregor de Lea, Principal of Celje Central School attended the unveiling ceremony. Students from Cailie Central School presented shadow puppets, guzheng performances, Tai Chi, and song and dance performances for the unveiling ceremony.
Zhao Binghui said in his speech that the establishment of the Confucius Classroom in Celje coincides with the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Sri Lanka. Confucius Institutes and Confucius Classrooms are important platforms for language and cultural exchanges, bridges and bonds for the people of China and Sri Lanka to understand each other and enhance their cognition, and help to deepen the friendship between the two peoples.
Walch said that he hoped that the students would work hard like bamboo to take root and lay a solid foundation for their lives. She said that China has great influence in the world, and Slovenia needs to carry out economic and cultural exchanges and cooperation with China, so Chinese teaching is very important.
Jin Quan, director of the Foreign Affairs Department of Shanghai University of International Business and Economics, said in a video speech that he hoped that the Confucius Classroom in Cele could provide stronger support for local students and communities to learn Chinese, and make greater contributions to promoting exchanges and friendship between Chinese and Sri Lankan youth. According to Lu Tingyao, the Chinese director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Luzhou, Slovenia has incorporated Chinese into the national education system since 2012.
(Editor-in-charge: Su Yingxiang, Gao Ge)
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