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Beijing Foreign Studies University celebrates 80th anniversary

Author  :  Zou Shuo     Source  :    China Daily     2021-09-27

Yang Dan, president of BFSU, speaks at the ceremony to celebrate Beijing Foreign Studies University's 80th anniversary at the university's gymnasium on Sept 26, 2021. [Photo by Wu Xiaohui/]

Beijing Foreign Studies University held a ceremony to celebrate its 80th anniversary on Sunday at the university's gymnasium.

As the first foreign language university founded by the Communist Party of China, BFSU has opened majors for 101 languages, basically covering all languages spoken by countries with diplomatic ties to China, according to Yang Dan, president of BFSU.

Almost 500 Chinese ambassadors and more than 2,000 counselors have graduated from the university, earning it the reputation of being the "the cradle for diplomats of the People's Republic of China", he said.

"We deeply believe that whether it is to solve China's problems with world's wisdom or to solve global issues with Chinese plans, whether it is to further promote China's opening-up or to enable the world to better understand China, BFSU has never taken a back seat and will continue to play an important role."

The university will nurture more talents with deep patriotism and global mindset and competence, who can shoulder the great responsibility for national rejuvenation and do not fail the high expectations from the Party and the people, he said.

BFSU will build itself into one offering world-leading language service, telling well the Chinese story and enabling global governance. It also will explore global language intelligence development, reform global language education and lead the innovation among language universities worldwide, he added.

Editor: Yu Hui

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