Xinhua | 2013-5-30
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday encouraged citizens to
study Chinese language, saying that the language could be used as an
official language internationally.
Speaking at the opening of the
2013 Joint Conference of Confucius Institutes in Asia at the Peace
Palace, the prime minister urged the Confucius Institute at the Royal
Academy of Cambodia to continue its efforts to encourage more Cambodian
people to study the Chinese language.
He said currently, the Asian region, especially China, has become the locomotive of global growth and prosperity.
has not only had the most population, but also achieved rapidly
economic growth. These factors have been enhancing the importance of the
Chinese language in the world," he told the conference.
that knowing Chinese language will not only have friends around the
world, but also have opportunity to progress higher."
said Cambodia has broadly opened for its people to study foreign
languages and foreign language schools have mushroomed nationwide.
lot of schools have provided Chinese language courses including the
Confucius Institute at the Royal Academy of Cambodia and its branches,"
Khlot Thyda, president of the Royal Academy of Cambodia,
said since its establishment in August 2009 to date, the Confucius
Institutes at the Royal Academy of Cambodia have provided Chinese
language training to more than 6,800 learners.
Besides, there are
other 57 Chinese schools in the country teaching Chinese language to
more than 40,000 students, according to the Chinese Association in