On the morning of November 11, the honorable ZHANG Yesui, the Chinese ambassador to the United States, together with the former U.S. senator from Nebraska, Mr. Chuck Hagel, visited the Confucius Institute at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), and met with the director-general of the Nebraska Department of Education, leaders of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the chairman of the Chinese-American Association, and teachers of the Confucius Institute. UNL Chancellor Harvey Perlman introduced the work of the Confucius Institute, which is jointly operated by UNL and XJTU, and currently has 13 Chinese teachers on its staff. With the help of the institute, the teaching of Chinese language and culture has radiated out to primary schools, middle schools and universities in Nebraska. The cultural activities offered by the Institute are rich and colorful. The work of the Confucius Institute has increased interest in the study of Chinese around the world.
Ambassador ZHANG Yesui praised achievements of the UNL Confucius Institute.
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