ISLAMABAD: China will establish a Chinese language institute at Faisalabad to serve as a strong bridge bringing the people of the two countries more closer to each other.
“There are already two such institutes one at National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Islamabad and other in Karachi,” a senior official in Chinese Embassy said here.
He said the decision to set up new institute has been taken keeping in view enthusiasm to learn Chinese among the Pakistani youth as it is an essential tool and a significant bridge for developing people to people contact.
The Chinese government, he said would spare no effort in providing more and more platforms, programs and materials for Pakistani youth to learn Chinese.
It may be mentioned here that the Chinese language has a long history of more than 3,500 years and has stood the test of changing times.
It is one of the oldest languages in the world, which could be traced back 1600 B.C. while it is only oldest language still being widely spoken and used.
There are more than 1.6 billion people speaking Chinese in the world, accounting for 20 percent of the world’s population.