GW President LeBlanc Meets with NJU & Ministry of Education Delegations


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Nanjing University (NJU) and GW have built the partnership to operate the GW Confucius Institute, an educational program that promotes the learning of Chinese language and culture in Washington, D.C. diplomatic and professional community. GW Columbian College of Arts and Sciences also partners with NJU to host the annual “Jiangsu Cup Chinese Language Speech Contest” that allows college students from 18 universities and colleges in the Greater Washington, D.C. Region to compete their Chinese language skills each fall. Each year Nanjing University sends a delegation to attend the speech contest final. This year, the NJU delegation visiting GW was led by their Vice Chancellor, Dr. ZHU Qingbao. 

The GW Confucius Institute hosted a meeting between the George Washington University President LeBlanc and Minister Counselor of Education, CEN Jianjun, an official of the Chinese Embassy in the United States, and Chancellor ZHU Qingbao, of Nanjing University. President LeBlanc thanked Chancellor Zhu for NJU’s continuous support of the GW Confucius Institute and its educational programs such as the annual Chinese Language Speech contest. President LeBlanc also received a delegation from the Chinese embassy led by Minister Counselor of Education, CEN Jianjun.