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Wen Jiabao Holds Cordial Talks with Faculties and Students of the University of Malaya
2011/04/27

On April 27, 2011, Premier Wen Jiabao visited the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and held friendly exchanges with the faculties and students of the university.

The University of Malaya is the oldest and largest comprehensive university of Malaysia. It has the largest Chinese language department among Malaysian universities and the first Confucius Institute in the country. The whole campus was immersed in a joyous and friendly atmosphere when Wen arrived. Faculties and students dressed in ethnical clothes extended warm welcome. In the auditorium of the university, Wen watched the national dances performed by the students.

Wen then held talks with the faculties and students. Vice-Chancellor Ghauth Jasmon introduced the educational philosophy and Chinese language teaching of the university. Representatives of students shared their stories of learning the Chinese language and culture and asked Wen a lot of questions. Answering the students, Wen spoke highly of the university's purpose of producing leadership talents in research and innovation, outstanding achievements and efforts of promoting the youth and cultural exchanges between China and Malaysia. He said that youth is the future of a country and a key link of friendly exchanges between countries. China and Malaysia will sign the higher education degree and diploma mutual recognition agreement to further boost the bilateral educational cooperation. He encourages the students to work hard and welcomes them to study in China so that they will better understand the country, develop closer relations with the Chinese youth and help carry on and promote China-Malaysia friendship.

Hearing the sincere remarks of Wen, all the students applauded warmly. They said that they will learn Chinese hard, try to understand the country better and make contributions to the friendship between the two countries from generation to generation.

Wen also presented Chinese teaching materials to the faculties and students and planted a dipterocarp tree symbolizing hope and friendship.

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