Time
Activity
Exhibitions
09:30-18:00 Dec. 12

Strengthen Cultural Bond, Promote Mutual Learning—Confucius Institutes’ Achievements Exhibition

Confucius Institute Chinese Language Teaching Resource Exhibition

A Theme Exhibition on Chinese Food Culture

Brief Introduction to Higher Education in Shaanxi

08:30-17:00 Dec. 13
Calligraphy Creative Product Exhibition of Chinese Calligraphy Institute
Opening Ceremony
10:30-12:00. Dec. 12

Chaired by Mr. Chen Baosheng, Minister of Education, Vice Chair of Council of the Confucius Institute Headquarters, P.R.China

Welcome Remarks by Mr. Hu Heping, Secretary of Shaanxi Provincial Committee of Communist Party and Governor of Shaanxi Provincial Government, P.R.China

Speeches by:

• C. Daniel Mote, Jr., President of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, Council Member of the Confucius Institute Headquarters, U.S.A

• Peng Long, President of Beijing Foreign Studies University, Council Member of the Confucius Institute Headquarters, P.R.China

• Anatoli Tozik, Director of Republican Confucius Institute of Sinology at Belarusian State University, Former Vice Premier of the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Belarus

• Ghofran Shamseldin Babiker Ali, Student of Confucius Institute at the University of Khartoum, majoring in Chinese at the University of Khartoum, Sudan

Keynote Speech by Madam Liu Yandong, Vice Premier of the State Council, Chair of the Council of the Confucius Institute Headquarters, P.R.China

Vice Premier Liu Yandong presents plaques to new Confucius Institutes and awards the 2017 “Confucius Institute of the Year”, “Confucius Classroom of the Year”, “Confucius Institute Individual Performance Excellence Award” and “Outstanding Confucius Institute Chinese Partner” prizes

Conference Forum

14:00-15:30 Dec. 12

Development of Confucius Institute and Building of a Community of Shared Future for Mankind

Speeches by:

• Keith Burnett, Vice Chancellor of the University of Sheffield and Council Member of the Confucius Institute Headquarters, U.K

• Cecilia Maria Vélez White, Rector of University of Bogota Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Former Minister of Education, Colombia

• Fan Liming, President of Shandong University, Council Member of the Confucius Institute Headquarters, R.P.China

• Liu Zhenyun, Famous Writer and Professor at School of Liberal Arts of Renmin University of China, P.R.China

• Eesa M.Bastaki, President of University of Dubai and Director of Confucius Institute at University of Dubai, U.A.E

• Luke Evuta Mumba, Vice Chancellor of the University of Zambia, Zambia

Directors' Forums

16:00-17:30 Dec. 12

08:30-10:00 Dec. 13

Forum I: Performance Management of Confucius Institutes

Forum II: Capacity Building of Teaching Staff for Confucius Institutes

Forum III: Innovation of Teaching and Resources for Confucius Institutes

Forum IV: Creative Cultural Programmes of Confucius Institutes

Forum V: Chinese Proficiency Tests and Scholarships’ Support for Confucius Institutes

Forum VI: Building Partnerships between Confucius Institutes, Businesses and Public Organizations

Forum VII: Supporting Chinese Language Teaching in Schools

Forum VIII: Confucius Institutes and China Studies

Presidents' Forums

10:30-12:00 Dec. 13

14:00-15:30 Dec. 13

Forum I: Responsibilities of Chinese and Host Universities for the Success of Confucius Institutes

Forum II: Chinese and Host Universities’ Participation in the Belt and Road Initiative through Confucius Institute Programmes

Forum III: Confucius Institutes’ Demand-oriented Development Strategies

Forum IV: Confucius Institutes’ Strategies of Development through Innovation

Forum V: Deepening Cooperation between Chinese and Host Universities through Confucius Institutes

Forum VI: Strengthening People-to-people Bonds by Confucius Institutes

Forum VII: Building a Better Public Image of Confucius Institutes

Closing Ceremony
15:45-17:00 Dec.13

Chaired by Dr. Ma Jianfei, Deputy Chief Executive of the Confucius Institute Headquarters, Executive Deputy Director General of Hanban, P.R.China

Lecture by Mr. Tian Xuejun, Vice Minister of Education,Executive Council Member of the Confucius Institute Headquarters, P.R. China