Professor John Taplin, Vice Chancellor International and Professor Mobo Gao, Director of the Confucius Institute and Chair of Chinese Studies, welcomed His Excellency Mr Jiang Damin, Governor of Shandong Province to the University of Adelaide on August 21 2010.
Mr Jiang and his delegates inspected the Confucius Institute and its resources before speeches from Governor Jiang and Professor Taplin. Both of them expressed their desire to further strengthen the relationship. Mr Jiang was very pleased to hear what the Confucius Institute has already achieved. He hopes that the Confucius Institute will continue promoting the learning of Chinese language and culture in coming years.
Both the Shandong Delegation and Confucius Institute exchanged gifts and agreed that further collaboration was necessary in order to strengthen the relationship between Shandong, the University of Adelaide and the Confucius Institute.
Governor Jiang and Professor Taplin exchange gifts