Three representatives from CINB attended the 8th global CIs Conference held in Beijing from 7th to 8th  December, 2013 at the invitation from Hanban. They are Mr. Eric Smith, the Superintendant from AEI, Ms Jing Teng, the Director of CINB and Prof. YANG Jianhua, the Chinese Director of CINB. They met with the Hanban officials during the conference, visited Hanban Office and discussed about the work of CINB in 2014.

The 8th global Confucius Institute Conference has taken place during the 7th to 8th of December in Beijing. The event brings together university presidents and heads of Confucius Institutes from all over the world.

More than 2,200 attendees from over 400 Confucius Institutes are here, along with representatives from Chinese universities.

Sponsored by the China Education Ministry, the Confucius Institute is a non-profit public institution, designed to help foreigners learn about China through courses in language and culture.

So far, China has established 440 Confucius Institutes globally. And over 500 Confucius Classrooms are in operation worldwide at middle and elementary schools.

 About 850,000 students have registered at these institutions, and more than 20,000 activities have been held since the first Confucius Institute was established in 2004.