Confucius Institute at the University of Rwanda on Wednesday held performances to celebrate the 70th anniver
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th a chorus in Chinese, followed by Chinese tai chi, dancing, crosstalk and other performances staged by
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cale to meet the needs of learning the Chinese language and culture for Rwandan people, said Chen, add
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and culture will give students an advantage in competition with others, he said.
Confucius institute, named after ancient Chinese philosopher Confuci
us, serves as a non-profit public institution to help foreigners better understand China thr
ough language teaching and culture introduction in universities overseas. The first such institute was established in