From People’s Daily Online:
Recently with the frequent pubic appearance on news media, “Confucius Institute” has become a focus of concern for Chinese learners across the world.
Thanks to the continuous rise of China’s overall national strength, the Sino-foreign cooperation and exchanges have been in full swing to an unprecedented extent. A gust of “China craze” and “Chinese craze” around the globe is arising since more people all over the world express their willingness to know more about China, enter into China and experience China. Today, Chinese is not only merely a kind of language simply with the 5,000 years of civilization and the unique oriental philosophical thought, but also a sort of commercial language with practical value and an influential language with future opportunities.