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Delegation led by Wang Dinghua visits Nepal, Vietnam, Indonesia

Updated: April 22, 2024

Wang Dinghua, secretary of the CPC Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) committee, led a delegation to Nepal, Vietnam and Indonesia from April 8 to 17.

Delegation members visited prestigious institutions including Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu University, Nepal Sanskrit University’s Kathmandu campus, Hanoi Law University, Foreign Trade University, HUE University of Law, the Bandung branch of the National Agency for Language Development and Cultivation at Indonesia’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology and the Indonesia University of Education, where they explored new channels for cooperation with top foreign language, trade, law and education universities in South and Southeast Asian countries.

The trip aimed to innovate paradigms of collaboration with government institutions in target countries, establish novel models for joint country and area studies, and expand new areas of teaching, research and exchange programs.

They also visited the Chinese embassies in Nepal, Vietnam and Indonesia and the Chinese consulate general in Ho Chi Minh City, met with overseas BFSU alumni, and witnessed the launch of the BFSU Alumni Association in Indonesia, the university’s 11th overseas alumni association. 


Nepal is a friendly neighbor of China, and supporting the development of Nepali language studies holds significant importance for educational and cultural exchanges between China and Nepal, says Wang (4th L, back row) at Tribhuvan University on April 9. BFSU hopes for various types of cooperation with the university, including joint field research and training, Wang adds. [Photo/bfsu.edu.cn]


In an interview with the National News Agency of Nepal, Wang (R) talks about BFSU’s history, its purpose of cooperation with Nepalese universities, focal points of academic collaboration with the country, and the development of the Nepali language major at BFSU. [Photo/bfsu.edu.cn]


The delegation meets with ambassador Chen Song (R) at the Chinese embassy in Nepal on April 9. Wang says he hopes to expand exchanges and cooperation with top universities in Nepal. Through field visits and discussions, the delegation aims to understand the local demand in Nepal for bilingual talents and further leverage BFSU's role in supporting the Belt and Road Initiative and forging people-to-people bonds. [Photo/bfsu.edu.cn]


The delegation and representatives from Kathmandu University engage in in-depth discussions on jointly conducting online education, establishing internship bases and promoting faculty exchanges on April 10. [Photo/bfsu.edu.cn]


At the Kathmandu campus of Nepal Sanskrit University on April 10, Wang (R) says that BFSU has attached great importance to Sanskrit language teaching since the opening of the major in 2012. He believes that through in-depth cooperation with Nepal Sanskrit University, BFSU will cultivate more professionals proficient in the Sanskrit language and familiar with Nepalese and Buddhist culture. [Photo/bfsu.edu.cn]


The delegation meets with chargé d'affaires Wang Qun (R) at the Chinese embassy in Vietnam on April 11. BFSU hopes to strengthen and expand cooperation with comprehensive universities in Vietnam and inject vitality into the cultivation of multilingual and compound talents through this visit, Wang Dinghua says. [Photo/bfsu.edu.cn]


The delegation exchanges experience with representatives from Hanoi Law University regarding talent cultivation models, incentive mechanisms, faculty development and student employment recommendations on April 11. [Photo/bfsu.edu.cn]


At the Hanoi-based Foreign Trade University on April 12, Wang (L) expresses his hope to deepen cooperation across multiple disciplines with the university, expand exchange programs and joint research, and make progress through mutual learning. [Photo/bfsu.edu.cn]


At HUE University of Law on April 13, Wang (4th L) says that BFSU, as a higher education institution under the Chinese Ministry of Education, looks forward to establishing cooperation with distinctive Vietnamese universities to make more achievements in professional disciplines and country and area studies. [Photo/bfsu.edu.cn]


Consul general Wei Huaxiang (C) receives the delegation at the Chinese consulate general in Ho Chi Minh City on April 14. Wang (4th L) introduces BFSU’s language development, educational characteristics and progress in country and area studies, and reaches a consensus with the consulate general on conducting joint research on Vietnamese literature. [Photo/bfsu.edu.cn]


The delegation attends the inaugural ceremony of the BFSU Alumni Association in Indonesia in Jakarta on April 15. [Photo/bfsu.edu.cn]


The Indonesian Chinese-language newspaper, International Daily News, features a special report on the launch of the BFSU Alumni Association in Indonesia. [Photo/bfsu.edu.cn]


The delegation meets with Lu Kang (5th R), China's ambassador to Indonesia, at the Chinese embassy in Indonesia on April 15. Wang (5th L) introduces BFSU's language development, educational characteristics, development philosophy, cooperation plans with Indonesian universities and its research on the progress of Indonesian culture and education. [Photo/bfsu.edu.cn]


The delegation and the Bandung branch of the National Agency for Language Development and Cultivation exchange views on jointly establishing a UKBI Indonesian Language Proficiency Test Centre at BFSU, launching platforms for scholar exchanges, collaborating on the development of Indonesian language teaching materials, organizing academic conferences and promoting collaborative research among teachers on April 16. [Photo/bfsu.edu.cn]


Representatives from BFSU and the Indonesia University of Education discuss Indonesian and Javanese language teacher training, Chinese language education, exchange programs, research projects and distance learning on April 16. [Photo/bfsu.edu.cn]