Cultural Counselor and Director China Cultural Center in Pakistan, Mr Zhang Heqing on Thursday said that as many as 5000 jobs are being created for Chinese language learners all over the Pakistan.
Chairing the webinar titled “CPEC & New Direction of Chinese Teaching in Pakistan” on the other day, he said that Chinese language learning is very important in future for acquiring jobs in Pakistan.
The Webinar was organized by the Department of Chinese Language, Faculty of Languages, National University of Modern Languages (NUML), under the supervision of Dr. Aftab Azeem Head of Chinese department, Ms. Sadaf Jabbar and the whole team.
Dr. Zhang Daojian, Vice President Confucius Institute Islamabad, Dr. Zhang Jiamei, Associate Professor School of Foreign Languages, Peking University China, Dr. Liu Yao, Associate Professor, Huanggang Normal University, Professor Dr. Muhammad Safeer Awan, Pro-Rector (Acads) and Dr. Shahid Siddiqui, Dean Faculty of Languages NUML were among the key speakers of the webinar.
Mr Zhang Heqing said that C-PEC is a game changer for Pakistan. He also emphasized upon the need for Chinese Language learning.
In the opening remakes, Professor Dr. Safeer Awan, on behalf of the worthy Rector welcomed all the distinguished guest speakers and the webinar participants on virtual link from China and Pakistan, extended warm welcome and appreciated the efforts made by HoD and his team.
Dr. Zhang Daojian in his remarks suggested establishing a department of area studies in Chinese and Pakistani Universities.
He said that we are in the era of language learning where there is a rapid growth of artificial intelligence and machine translation mechanism.
He also urged the importance of vocational and skilled based learning education under Chinese language learning environment.
Dr. Zhang Jiamei from Peking University also addressed to the seminar. In her remarks, she emphasized the importance of cultivating talent for the country, region and whole world. She elaborated the need of cultivating research-oriented and application-oriented talent.
Dr. Shahid Siddique, Dean Faculty of Language NUML, in his closing remarks, highlighted that language is a kind of power.
It is not only a tool for communication; it is an identity market, linked with socio cultural values of a country.
Linguistic imperialism of English is gone now, and for Pakistan, the future of Chinese Language learning is inevitable now.
Zhang Heqing, Cultural Counselor, in his concluding remakes, ensured to extend full support of Chinese Embassy and China Cultural Center in promoting Chinese Language Learning in Pakistan.