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Confucius class branch to open in secondary school in Vitebsk


A branch of the Confucius class operating in the Belarusian State Physical Culture University will be opened in Vitebsk's secondary school No.45. The plans were discussed at a meeting of interested parties at premises of the Sport and Tourism Office of the Vitebsk Oblast Executive Committee on 21 March, BelTA has learned.

Representatives of the Confucius class, the Vitebsk sport wushu school, Vitebsk secondary school No.45, and the travel agency Raidotur took part in the meeting. The discussion touched upon the expansion of possibilities for developing children sport, teaching the Chinese language and culture among kids and young Belarusians in Vitebsk Oblast. Joint events, which open opportunities for communication between kids and adults of Belarus and China on the basis of cultural exchange, were also mentioned.

The Confucius class branch may be opened in Vitebsk in May 2018 thanks to efforts of the sport club Vitebsk sport wushu school. The sport club has cooperated with colleagues from China for 15 years and with the Confucius class since the moment it was opened in the Belarusian State Physical Culture University.

A film crew of a Chinese national television channel is expected to arrive in Vitebsk on 29 March. The crew will shoot videos for the international contest Chinese Bridge, which is designed to spread the Chinese language and culture onto the entire world.

A Confucius class is an educational and instructional center, which focuses on studying the history, culture, language, and traditions of China.