Anthony Yuantai Yen, Chairman, Trustee Council, Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University (CSU) attended the 12th World Congress of Confucius Institutes held in Xi'an, China. This is his report.
I am happy to share the good news with you. This year at annual World Congress of Confucius Institutes the Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University was one of twenty Confucius Institutes that received the award for Outstanding Institute. This is the tenth anniversary of Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University. 2,500 delegates from around the world attended the Congress.
On behalf of the Cleveland State University I accepted the award from Vice Premier Liu Yan Dong of People's Republic of China. I want to thank all the members of Confucius Institutes, the directors Dr. Yan Xu and Prof. Zhang Xuhong and all the teachers, for their hard work and thanks to Dr. Zhu Jian Ping, Provost and Dr. Ronald Berkman, President of Cleveland State University for their support.
I also thank Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and his team especially Dr. Valarie McCall and Congresswoman Marcia Fudge and her team for their support and all the superintendents and principals of schools of Greater Cleveland for their cooperation and hard work together as a team we earn the Distinguished Institute award.
The Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University will continue to work hard to reach out to more schools to provide teachers to teach Chinese language and Chinese culture to prepare our children to have a better understanding between China and United States.
Through communication we will have better understanding of each other and generate cooperation and world peace.