Announcements Archive

  • Beijing: Third Confucius Institute Conference

    A second accolade for excellence to the Confucius Institute for Scotland was awarded in Beijing. Principal, Professor Sir Timothy O`Shea addressed the global audience of over 1000 delegates representing almost 300 Institutes. In his speech he gave his views on the function of Confucius Institutes. “Confucius Institutes not only promote knowledge about China, they can also serve ... Read more
  • Ten month business placement in China on offer

    Scottish applicants are being sought for a training scheme in China. Applications are welcome from business executives, entrepreneurs and NGO professionals. This opportunity to train a member of staff as a qualified expert for the Chinese market has already seen three cohorts each of around 200 managers undertake the ten month training programme. As yet, no ... Read more
  • 22-27 Sept: Hi-flying Confucius Classrooms

    Event Date: 22/09/2008 As part of China Now In Scotland, and supported by One Scotland, Many Cultures, an educational and cultural delegation from Weifang City in Shandong Province, China will visit Scotland in late September. The visit will help to build on existing links between Scottish and Chinese schools but in addition to academic discussions, schools will ... Read more
  • Fundraising event for Earthquake Victims

    This Saturday, 17 May a fundraising event will be held at the Confucius Institute by Mothers Bridge of Love. The afternoon will start at 1pm and will include activities such as: Chinese Tea Tasting Chinese music Chinese Dim Sum and drinks Speeches by guests from Chinese consulate and from Confucius Institute An Auction The event was originally planned to raise funds for ... Read more
  • SQA Launches Mandarin Qualifications for Schools

    The launch by SQA of Intermediate 1 and 2 qualifications in Mandarin and Cantonese for Scottish secondary school pupils is a significant development. In working towards a stronger engagement with China, appreciation and knowledge of language is vital. Following an intense period of preparation Scottish students will now have the opportunity to opt to study Mandarin ... Read more
  • `Window of Shanghai` to open in Edinburgh

    Shanghai Library has provided the Confucius Institute with a selection of books for the Institute`s library. The `Window of Shanghai`, an initiative of Shanghai Library has donated 300 books to the Confucius Instittute for Scotland. The `Window` project aims to introduce Chinese history and culture to overseas reader through donations of books to foreign libraries and related ... Read more
  • CBBC/CNIS Networking Evening

    Business strand of China Now in Scotland launches at Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow. Chairman of CBBC,Sir David Brewer welcomed the guests and outlined the plans for the Business strand of China Now in Scotland before Mme Tan Xiutian, Consul General for China in Scotland addressed the audience. Jack Perry, CEO of SDI, sponsor of the evening also ... Read more
  • Edinburgh and Lothian Export Club evening

    Over 40 business representatives from as far away as Aberdeen and Ayr, attended a business networking evening ‘China – with a difference!’. The evening which was co-sponsored by Edinburgh & Lothian Export Club and YRC Logistics, the global freight logistics company, gave all present insights into cost effective import/export practices before our special guest speaker shared ... Read more