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Confucius Institute opens first Chinese center in DPRK

By ZOU SHUO | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-09-27 17:14

The Confucius Institute Headquarters on Friday opened the first Chinese center in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to facilitate Chinese language education in the country.

The center has been established at the Pyongyang University of Foreign Studies and its Chinese partner schools are Eastern Liaoning University in Liaodong, Liaoning province and the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, according to the Confucius Institute Headquarters.

The center will start student enrollment at the university before the end of the year, the institute said.

Established in 1949, Pyongyang University of Foreign Studies is the top language school in the DPRK.

The university has more than 3,600 students, with more than 400 students studying the Chinese language.

China had established 548 Confucius Institutes, 1,193 Confucius classrooms and 5,665 teaching sites in 154 countries and regions by the end of last year.

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