LAHORE: Pak-China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCJCCI) has left no stone unturned to empower people with Chinese language through a validated and sustainable Chinese language programme.
According to PCJCCI office bearers here Monday, the chamber has efficaciously conducted Chinese Language proficiency test HSK-level 1, 2 and 3 for the third time. The examination center was established at University of Engineering Technology (UET) where almost 500-800 students appeared.
They said that HSK refers to an official examination conducted by Confucius Institute under the auspices of Chinese government to gauge the proficiency level of Chinese language.
Addressing a ceremony in this regard here, PCJCCI founder president Shah Faisal Afridi expressed that since inception, the joint chamber had been on the forefront to take initiatives that can bridge communication gap between China and Pakistan and that agenda became ardently operational in the form of Chinese language training program held in almost sixteen districts of Punjab.
He also appreciated the PCJCCI President Wang Zihai for further fortifying this training program with his personal interest and insight. Faisal applauded the efforts of whole PCJCCI team, particularly Secretary General M Salahuddin Hanif whose utmost efforts and verves led foundation for an exclusive Chinese language department of PCJCCI under the auspices of which commendable projects had been executed including the publication of “Let’s Learn Chinese together’ book and a dictionary” that was particularly an historical milestone. The PCJCCI president appreciated the participation of students in this important proficiency test. He informed that HSK is basically an evaluation test directly conducted with the involvement of Chinese government. He said that the test is rarely conducted in Lahore by very few institutes but PCJCCI had made it easy for every student learning Chinese language to get registered at the PCJCCI and other documentation procedures for the test were also completed by the PCJCCI.
In his address, Salahuddin said that in the ongoing market scenario, competition in Chinese language teaching had immensely increased therefore it’s the need of time to take an innovative turn to make a difference in market. He emphasized that merely teaching language was not the ultimate goal of the instructors from the platform of the PCJCCI.
The all season strategy of the PCCCI was to add value and creativity to its ongoing plans, he said and added that a number of students had already got job opportunities on the basis of Chinese language. He said the wonderful results and encouraging response had made the PCJCCI more determined in its goal to foster Pak-China relations within the all cultural, social and regional dimensions.