|The Second Chinese Language Day Celebrations Are Held at the UN Headquarters|
On April 20, the Second Chinese Language Day celebrations were held at the UN Headquarters in
In his opening remarks, Ambassador Li Baodong said that, Chinese characters and the Chinese language have played an invaluable role as a carrier in bringing the best of the Chinese culture to the whole world. Today, we see more and more exchanges between
Under-Secretary-General Akasaka said that the Chinese language is one of the most ancient and widely spoken languages in the world and one of the official languages of the UN. He was pleased to see the Language Day celebrations in the UN system drawing so much attention. He said that the first Chinese Language Day celebrated last year was a great success and commended that this year's program was even more ambitious.
Consul-General Peng Keyu donated a multimedia Chinese language learning platform to the UN Chinese Language Program on behalf of the Council of Chinese Language International. On behalf of the
An exhibition of Chinese calligraphy and painting was also launched during the ceremony. Activities of the Chinese Language Day celebrations also included a lecture on Chinese calligraphy, traditional Chinese music performance, dancing in the Han and Tang dynasties, and Chinese Kongfu performance.