CHINA, 22 March 2017 : Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) officially signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Yunnan University in Kunming, China for the establishment of the first Confucius Institute for Chinese Language Studies in East Malaysia yesterday.
The MOU was signed by Chairman of UNIMAS Board of Directors, Datu Dr Hatta Solhi, while Yunnan University was represented by its Chairman of University Council, Professor Yang Lin.
The historic signing was witnessed by the Chief Minister of Sarawak, Yang Amat Berhormat Datuk Amar Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg, Governor of Yunnan Province, Ruan Chengfa, Sarawak State Secretary, Tan Sri Datuk Amar Hj Mohamad Morshidi Abdul Ghani, UNIMAS Vice Chancellor Professor Dato’ Dr Mohamad Kadim Suaidi, and the Consul-General of the People's Republic of China in Kuching, Fu Jijun.
The aim of the MOU is to formalize the cooperation between UNIMAS and Yunnan University in setting up the Confucius Institute of Chinese Language Studies at UNIMAS, which is already at its finalization stage. Yunnan University, which was formed in 1932, is one of the top universities in China and serves as a good role model to UNIMAS in various areas.
Once established, the institute will function as the ...