The first overseas "Postgraduate Class in Chinese Culture" by NWU offered in Malaysia
The delegation consisting of representatives from the College of International Cultural Exchange, Postgraduate School, School of Chinese Literature, School of Journalism and Communication of our university visited Gujin City, Sarawak, Malaysia from August 14 to 18, and signed training agreement of "Postgraduate Class in Chinese Culture" with China-Gujin Friendship Association, which signals the formal opening of the course. This is the first postgraduates’ training class for foreign students in overseas cities with the Internet plus live teaching mode of our university. It is a new attempt for our university to explore a new mode of international student training, to innovate our international development strategy and to implement “The Belt and Road Initiative”.
Shen Guixian, minister of local government and Housing Development Department of sarawak, malaysia, and Cheng Guangsheng, consul general of China in Gujin, respectively met with our visiting delegation and attended the signing ceremony. They highly affirmed the educational cooperation between our university and Malaysia. In order to celebrate and commemorate the opening ceremony of the postgraduate class, the China-Gujin Friendship Association also specially commissioned the General Post Office of Malaysia to design limited edition stamps for our university.
During the visit to Gujin city, our university and China-Gujin Friendship Association held the "host contest" for middle school students in Gujin in order to select excellent students to visit and study at NWU. Nearly 200 teachers and students from CHUNG HUA No.1 Middle School, No.3 Middle School, No.4 Middle School, the SRB Middle School and the Serian Public Secondary School participated in the contest. Finally, seven students won awards after fierce competitions.
The theme speech of "Charm of Chinese Classical Poetry" launched by NWU, The International Times of Malaysia and China-Gujin Friendship Association attracted more than 300 local people from all walks of life, effectively displaying the unique charm of Chinese culture and spreading Chinese traditional culture. The series of activities carried out by NWU and local relevant departments have been extensively reported on the front page of The International Times, which has aroused wide concern in Malaysia and expanded international influence and reputation of our university.
The visit went very smooth with the full support of Datuk Huang Guohui, the President of the China-Gujin Friendship Association, and the council members. Our university will continue to deepen the educational exchanges with Gujin City, Malaysia, and expand the fields of cooperation between the two sides in order to make new contributions to further improving the international development level of our university, spreading Chinese culture to the world, and promoting the connection between China and the countries and regions along the “Belt and Road".