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Tai Chi or Shadow Boxing is “good for our health, it is a way to make our bodies stronger” is how ‘Janet’, head of the Chinese three-member delegation presently at the University of Guyana (UG), describes this form of martial arts. The delegation is here to set-up the Confucius Institute (CI), promoting an understanding of Chinese culture, especially its language and has recently introduced Tai Chi classes free of cost to UG students.

‘Janet’ describes China as, “A developing country moving from imperfections to perfection.” Janet, her given English name, is head of a three-person delegation who have travelled thousands of miles from Dalian, China to set up the Confucius Institute (CI) at the University of Guyana (UG), the third such undertaking in the Caribbean.

Discussions are ongoing for the setting up of a Confucius Institute (CI) at the University of Guyana Turkeyen Campus. A group of three persons from Dalian University arrived on Sunday, November 20 to cement arrangements for the Institute and a date for its inauguration has not been confirmed.

ONE of the now-worldwide Confucius Institutes, originating out of the People’s Republic of China, is to be established in Guyana, pending the outcome of early discussions involving the University of Guyana.

ONE of the now-worldwide Confucius Institutes, originating out of the People’s Republic of China, is to be established in Guyana, pending the outcome of early discussions involving the University of Guyana.

The University of Guyana is working towards establishing a unit to teach the Chinese language and culture, Vice Chancellor Lawrence Carrington announced Friday. To make this possible, the University is working to establish relationships with the Beijing Technological and Business University.