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DRC Military Officials Are Learning Chinese

Chen Qiang (left) and Madeleine Bakatula Nzuzi (center) the Chinese and Congolese directors of the local Confucius Institute at the opening ceremony. Picture via the Confucius Institute of Congo's WeChat page.

The Congolese Military Language Institute will set up a Confucius Institute classroom to help soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo to learn Chinese. This follows a recent announcement that the Sudanese army is also implementing the teaching of Mandarin.

This will be the second Confucius Institute teaching facility in the DRC. The debut class will include thirty military personnel, taught by four teachers.

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