On December 3rd, the Fifth Session of the Council of the Confucius Institute at Western Kentucky University was held in our university, attended by the president of the Western Kentucky University, Gary Ransdell, the foreign-party president of the Confucius Institute, Pan Weiping, the dean of the School of the Education and Behavior Sciences, Sam Evans and the foreign-party vice president of the Confucius Institute, Betty Yu. The council attendants from our university are the president Liu Jizhen, the chief of the International Cooperation Department, Duan Chunming, the Chinese-party president of the Confucius Institute, Li Bo and the Chinese-party contact person of the Confucius Institute Zhao Zijian.
President Liu Jizhen expressed a warm welcome to the president Ransdell and said that the North China Electric Power University had cooperated with the Western Kentucky University to build the Confucius Institute for five years, during which the outstanding achievements in promoting the Chinese language and culture had been made by the Confucius Institute at the Western Kentucky University, which had been also awarded the title of the “Global demonstration Confucius Institute” by the headquarter of the Confucius Institute.
President Ransdell expressed thanks to the North China Electric Power University for its contribution to the construction of the Confucius Institute and he introduced the achievements made by the Confucius Institute at the Western Kentucky University in the past year, expressing thanks to the working team of the Confucius Institute at the Western Kentucky University led by the president Pan Weiping.
Finally, Pan Weiping and Duan Chunming respectively delivered speeches about the working plan and goal of the western Kentucky University and the North China Electric Power University for the academic year of 2015-2016.
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