The Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU) welcomed the Education Counsellor of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Xiong Sheng, in a recent campus visit. During the visit, discussions centered on future collaborations between ADDU and the Chinese Embassy in Manila.
Also in attendance were Mr. Jia Yanpeng, the Secretary of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, and Ms. Zhang Yuxue, along with the top officials from ADDU, including University President Rev. Fr. Joel E. Tabora, SJ, Director of the Ateneo Internaitonalization for Mindanao Office (AIM Office) Mr. Romulo Vinci R. Bueza, English Director of the ADDU Confucius Institute Dr. Maricar Gay Panda, and Chinese Director of ADDU Confucius Institute Prof. Shenglin Zhang.
The meeting was a significant opportunity for both parties to discuss potential partnerships that would further improve the academic programs offered by ADDU. The university has been actively promoting cultural exchange programs, and the visit of Mr. Xiong Sheng has paved the way for a deeper collaboration with the Chinese Embassy.
As part of his visit, Mr. Sheng also went on a campus tour to see the facilities of the university and the Confucius Institute. The visit was a testament to the commitment of the Chinese Embassy in Manila to further enhance educational and cultural cooperation between China and the Philippines.