Beijing International Studies University (BISU), in collaboration with the Center for Language Education and Cooperation, launched the "Chinese +Tourism" Online Training Program for UNWTO officials and international tourism professionals on April 20, on the eve of Chinese Language Day. The launching ceremony was attended by over 300 guests, scholars, and students.
During his speech, Ji Jinbiao, deputy Party secretary of the CPC BISU Committee and BISU president, stated that the university will leverage the advantages of the international Chinese education and tourism disciplines, strengthen exchanges and cooperation with international organizations, practice the mission of Sino-foreign cultural exchanges, and contribute to the functional construction of Beijing as an international communication center.
Ji Jinbiao, deputy Party secretary of the CPC BISU Committee and BISU president, delivers a speech.
Hae-Guk Hwang, director of the Regional Department for Asia and the Pacific of the UNWTO, said that this training initiative is timely and conducive to the establishment of friendly cooperation and cultural exchanges among countries, and will further promote the vigorous development of international tourism.
Hae-Guk Hwang, director of the Regional Department for Asia and the Pacific of the UNWTO, delivers a speech via video link.
Yang Jun, deputy director-general of the Center for Language Education and Cooperation, said that BISU is a witness, participant in and staunch supporter of the development of international Chinese education. The training program will gather resources from various parties to create high-level training courses for the cultivation of professional tourism talents who can promote exchanges and mutual learning between Chinese and foreign civilizations.
Yang Jun, deputy director-general of the Center for Language Education and Cooperation, delivers a speech.
This training program integrates BISU's advantages in tourism and international Chinese education and the resource advantages of the Center for Language Education and Cooperation. Industry experts and well-known scholars are invited to provide online classes to UN officials, and relevant courses have been launched on the "Chinese Plus" website which will be shared globally in the MOOC on the UNWTO official website.