Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Confucius Institute Celebrates Chinese New Year and Spring Festival

AMMAN – Under the patronage of HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, founder and chairman of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global (TAG.Global), the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Confucius Institute (TAG-Confucius) organized a ceremony to celebrate the Chinese New Year and Spring Festival at Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Knowledge Forum headquarters.

The ceremony commenced with the national anthems of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the People's Republic of China, in the presence of a large number of members of the Chinese community in the Kingdom, representatives of media outlets and interested people. 

During his opening speech, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh stressed the depth of Chinese-Jordanian relations, stating that culture is one of the most important factors that introduces heritage and brings peoples closer. 

Meanwhile, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh reviewed some of the activities conducted by TAG-Confucius as  part of its role in disseminating the Chinese culture and language, pointing out that TAG-Confucius is the first institute to be acknowledged by the Chinese government in Jordan to teach Chinese language and culture.

“Our belief and confidence in the significance and impact of the Chinese culture, civilization and technology was the main driver for us to be one of the leading international corporations to have branches in China. Therefore, TAG.Global opened three full-capacity operating offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong’ in addition to two representative offices in Guangzhou and Chengdu to offer our world-class professional and educational services,” Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh said.

Furthermore, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh referred to the recently signed memorandum of understanding signed by TAG.Global at the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Supply to establish the first Jordanian-Arab factory to design and manufacture high-tech devices including laptops, tablets and smartphones at competitive prices under the name of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh benefiting from the Chinese expertise in this domain. 

During the ceremony, students and teachers of the Institute presented colorful artistic performances portraying the Chinese heritage as well as movements and techniques of the Tai chi (also taiji), a Chinese spiritual and physical activity which is widely practiced by the Chinese people.

The event concluded with a dinner offering various dishes from the Chinese cuisine. 


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