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2019 Int’l Chinese Language Education Conference Held in Changsha

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(Photo/Luo Xinguo, Hunan Daily)
The 2019 International Chinese Language Education Conference kicked off in Changsha on December 9. Vice Premier Sun Chunlan, who is also a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, attended and delivered a keynote speech.
Minister of Education Chen Baosheng and Du Jiahao, CPC Hunan Provincial Committee secretary and Hunan Provincial People’s Congress Standing Committee director, addressed the opening ceremony. Xu Yousheng, deputy director of the United Front Work Department of the CPC Central Committee and director of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council, and over 1,000 representatives from more than 160 countries and regions attended.
The conference was convened on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the founding of the Confucius Institute and the successful opening of the Confucius Institute Conference for 13 years in a row. It marked that international Chinese language education has entered a new stage of development.
It focused on such topics as international Chinese language education policies, standards, teachers, teaching materials, teaching methods, examinations, brand building, and deepening Sino-foreign cooperation. During the conference, a Chinese language teaching resources exhibition, a general election of the board of directors of the International Society for Chinese Language Teaching (ISCLT), and special seminars were also held. Up to now, 550 Confucius Institutes and 1,172 Confucius Classrooms have been set up in 162 countries and regions.