The primary role of the Confucius Institutes is to assist in and enable cultural exchange between China and, in our case, Wales. In particular, we provide Mandarin lessons and introduce Chinese culture to a wide range of individuals and organisations, from local school children to those seeking business links with China.
The Confucius Institute at Bangor University has recently secured prestigious funding for five Confucius Classrooms at schools in north Wales from a total of only 60 awarded worldwide this year. Other recent major successes have been our high profile cultural events: Beijing Dance Academy, Two Dragons Parade and Chinese Dance Performance. All-in-all, an estimated 8-9,000 people in north Wales take part in Confucius Events each year.