Minister promotes Chinese language as bridge to opportunity

The government of Tanzania on Tuesday 19 April urged citizens and students to learn the Chinese language which it described as a bridge to opportunities, including employment, reports Xinhua.

Deputy Minister for Information, Communication and Information Technology Kundo Mathew said learning the Chinese language provided employment opportunities in Chinese companies operating in Tanzania. He also expressed his expectations for the young Tanzanian students who are studying the Chinese language, saying that “I wish you study hard, try to get the chance to study in China one day, and serve your country with real capabilities after graduation”.

He was speaking at the UN Chinese Language Day celebration held at the Chinese embassy in Tanzania jointly organised by the Chinese embassy, the China Culture Center in Tanzania and the Confucius Institute at the University of Dar es Salaam. UN Chinese Language Day is observed annually on 20 April.
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