Online platforms for learning Chinese launched

Updated:Sep 09,2020 11:21 AM Xinhua

BEIJING -- The Center for Language Education and Cooperation under China's Ministry of Education has launched four international online platforms for learning the Chinese language.

Besides the launch which was on Saturday, "Chinese Plus" cloud services, "Chinese Bridge" app and two other platforms were also on the scheduled agenda of the International Forum on Trade in Education Service at the China International Fair for Trade in Services 2020 that opened Friday.

At present, more than 4,000 universities, over 30,000 primary and secondary schools as well as over 45,000 colleges of Chinese studies in more than 70 countries around the world have offered Chinese courses, according to Liu Jin, director of the Department of International Cooperation and Exchanges with MOE.

A total of 200 million people outside China have learned, and use Chinese, according to Liu.

"Online platforms can help the development of Chinese education internationally amid the epidemic," said Zhao Guocheng, deputy head of the Center for Language Education and Cooperation.

A total of 18,000 enterprises and institutions from 148 countries and regions and about 100,000 people have registered for this year's CIFTIS.