On Nov 7th, 2022, A View of Zhejiang Through the Window, ZUST "Chinese Bridge" online program successfully launched. Nearly 150 students from 25countries, including Indonesia, Bangladesh, Russia, Pakistan, Morocco, Thailand, Iran etc., attended the opening ceremony online, to start the journey of Chinese language learning and the exploration of Chinese culture, economy and technology. Mr. Xia Junsuo,Party Secretary of School of International Education (SOIE), attended the opening ceremony and delivered a welcome speech.
Firstly, on behalf of SOIE, Mr. Xia Junsuo extended his warm welcome and sincere greetings to all the students participating in this online program. He also expressed his heartfelt thanks to the Center for Language Education and Cooperation of the Ministry of Education, for the great support provided to ZUST. Mr. Xia Junsuo stated that "Chinese Bridge" program takes Hangzhou development as the window and the Internet as the bridge to spread Chinese culture and helps students understand China's huge economic and social development.
After the opening ceremony, students entered their respective online classrooms with great enthusiasm to learn Chinese language. They also attended a lecture on "The Internationalization of Hangzhou and the Future Opportunities of International Expats", which arose extensive and favorable comments and generated a lively discussion.
This online program A view of Zhejiang Through the Window lasts for two weeks. In addition to the Chinese language courses, ZUST teachers will also deliver a series of courses on culture, economy, science and technology for the students, such as "Colorful Life of International Students in Hangzhou", "Technological Achievement of Modern China" and "Internet Industry in China", through which students could encounter with Zhejiang online, experience the local culture, learn about high technology and perceive the life in Hangzhou, and thus to connect themselves with others all over the world, to carry out cross-cultural exchanges, and to tell the stories of China from their perspectives.