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UJ students star in Chinese Bridge Competition

On 6-7 May, the Confucius Institute for Chinese Medicine at the University of the Western Cape hosted the final round of the 19th Chinese Bridge Competition for South African students, which was held online. The competitors comprised 15 students from University of Cape Town, Stellenbosch University, Rhodes University, and the Durban University of Technology. Officials…

Launch of Centre for Africa-China Studies

The UJCI has distinguished itself among Confucius Institutes nationally and internationally by complementing its core mission of language and cultural dissemination with political, economic, and social policy research. This is in keeping with its mandate as a University of Johannesburg (UJ) Flagship Institute to advance the university‚Äôs record of global excellence and stature. In order…

Prof Peng Yi joins the UJCI

Prof Peng Yi of Nanjing Tech University has joined the UJCI as Chinese Co-Director, succeeding Prof Yin Fulin. She assumed her duties on 1 February 2018. A native of Jingzhou City, Hubei Province, Prof Peng has a background in law, and has served in various capacities, including lecturing in and researching the legal conflicts between…

Dragon Boat Festival 2017

On 30 May 2017, UJCI held a Dragon Boat Festival at its premises in Auckland Park, Johannesburg. The Dragon Boat Festival, also called Duanwu Festival, is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar. The Chinese Dragon Boat Festival is a significant holiday celebrated in China, and the one with…