Wu Changhong, the foreign director of the Confucius Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa, said in an exclusive interview with a reporter from Xinhua News Agency that the "China-Africa Talent Cultivation Cooperation Plan" promotes Africa's modernization development with talent dividends and contributes to the sustainable development of African countries and the well-being
Wu Changhong said that the educational purposes of the Confucius Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine at of its people. Bring positive and far-reaching impact.
n August this year, the China-Africa Leaders’ Dialogue was held during the 15th BRICS Leaders’ Meeting. After the meeting, China released three measures including the "China-Africa Talent Training Cooperation Plan" to support Africa's integration and modernization.
The "China-Africa Talent Training Cooperation Plan" proposes that China will continue to cooperate with Africa to host Confucius Institutes and train 1,000 African local Chinese teachers every year through jointly building Chinese majors and providing scholarships for international Chinese teachers; through the development of "Chinese + vocational skills" "Education and training of 10,000 local comprehensive talents.
the University of the Western Cape in South Africa are in line with these goals. “Chinese + Vocational Skills” education has begun to take shape at the Confucius Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine at the University of the Western Cape. According to her, the University of the Western Cape has offered the major of traditional Chinese medicine for nearly 20 years. In 2019, the Confucius Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, organized in cooperation with Zhejiang Normal University and Zhejiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, aims to actively assist the teaching and training of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture through Chinese language and culture education. Local comprehensive talents with both Chinese language and traditional Chinese medicine skills.
It is reported that the University of the Western Cape sends 10 to 20 students majoring in traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture every year to exchange, study and intern at Chinese medicine universities in China. During the COVID-19 epidemic, the Chinese Consulate General in Cape Town also specially set up the "South China Health Science Scholarship" for students majoring in traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture at the school. It has been implemented for three years and hundreds of students have benefited.
She said that the "China-Africa Talent Training Cooperation Plan" will provide rich educational resources and support to African developing countries, help African countries fully realize the potential of human resources, and promote modern development in various fields. At the same time, by cultivating more African talents who understand China, it will provide more opportunities for cultural exchanges between China and Africa, promote the in-depth development of China-Africa relations, and promote the construction of a high-level China-Africa community with a shared future.