From Nov.25thto Dec.2nd, FNU vice president, Lai Hairong, ledateam to visit Philippine and Indonesia for educational and cultural exchanges.Local universities, Federation Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Inc.(FFCCCII), and alumni extended a warm welcome to them. Vice president and his team successfully completed the mission of visiting.
On behalf of Confucius Institute, Lai Hairong relatively had 2018 council meetings with Angeles University Foundation (Philippine) and UniversityAl Azhar,Indonesia. In the meeting, he listened to and reviewed work report of Confucius Institutes in 2018 and their plans for the next year. Also, participants in the meeting explored intensively several issues including intensifying trainingsfor students who learn Chinese, strengthening scientific cooperationsand promoting characteristic cultural activities.Representatives also visited faculties of Confucius Institutes of FNU and implemented a symposium with local scholars, representatives of Chinese teachers and volunteers.
During the trip to Philippine, the delegation of FNUmade a specialvisit toMr, Xu Mingliang,alumni ofclass76 and vice president oftheboard of directors in FNU.Both sides settled on agreed-upon thatPresident Xi Jinping’s state visit to Philippines on Nov, 20thhas further broadened the space of cooperation and exchanges between China and Philippines and created a powerful opportunity of deepening the cooperation of both sides. Encountering the new start of history, they informed, both FNU and universities in Philippines ought to keep opportunities and move forward with effective projects for further cooperation. both sides culminated in consensus on work schedules of Soledad College for next stage.
During the visit to Indonesia, the delegation visitedMegawati,party chairman of Indonesian Democratic Party-Struggle, the fifth president and honorary doctorateof FNU. Both sides havereached a consensus on several items including cooperation of fostering specialistsin tradign, ocean management and urban planning to meetlocal demands and improving exchanges and cooperationineducation.
In their trip, representatives of FNU visited Chiang Kai Shek College of Philippines and FFCCCIIand paid an official call on Mr. Pan Feng, Cultural Counsellor ofChineseEmbassyin Philippines,Mr. Zhou Bin,Counsellorof Cultural and Education Section ofChineseEmbassy in the Republic of Indonesia,AmbassadorCai Congmiao, thehonorary chairman in Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry,thefounding president of Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce of Philippine and Philippine business consultant of APEC,Mr.Zhang Jinxiong, the general counsellor of FNU Center for Indonesia Studies and the director of Indonesian Chinese Entrepreneur Association andMr.Dai Hongda, the chairman of Minnan Science and Technology Institute.
In the trip to Philippine and Indonesia, local universities, research institutes, FFCCCII, faculties of school boards and alumni extended a warm welcome to them.Chinese media,like International Daily News, Chinese Commercial Newsand Yinhua Daily,covered theevents.
(Translated byLv YizhenReviewed byChen Fang)