CISU attending the 2017 Joint Conference of Confucius Institutes in Africa
The conference lasted for two days. The two day meeting saw delegates discussed various problems faced by Confucius institutes (CI's) in Africa as well as proposed solutions to these problems. At the end of the meeting, Xia Jianhui noted that Hanban took note of the many problems faced by CI's in Africa and would look at how to address these problems. Peggy Chirwa called on Governments and Ministries in CI in Africa to embrace the basic paradigm changes in implementation, administration and mobilisation of the Chinese language and culture.
Vice-President of Xiamen University Mdm. Zhan Xinli; Director of the Southern Base of Confucius Institute Headquarters and Office of Confucius Institute Affairs, XMU, Tongwen Mao; Co-Director of Confucius Institute at Stellenbosch University on South Africa side, Robert Kotze; and Co-Director of Confucius Institute at Stellenbosch University on China side, Fu’ai Jian, also participated in the conference.