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Vice Provost Chandra de Silva and other ODU administrators and faculty led the visiting delegation on a tour of the Confucius Institute at Dragas Hall.
Delegation from China Visits ODU Confucius Institute

Guests from the port city of Ningbo-Beilun, China, visited the campus Friday afternoon, May 10 to, see the newly opened Confucius Institute.

The visiting city officials were led by Hu Peilang, vice chairman of the Administrative Committee of the Ningbo Economic and Technical Development Zone and five other officials who had come to Norfolk to visit the Port of Virginia and meet with Norfolk city officials.

Accompanying the delegation were officials from the Norfolk Sister City Association and Xu Ting, president of Evergreen Enterprises. Xu, who is an ODU alumna, has business enterprises both in the United States and China.

From Old Dominion, Chandra de Silva, vice provost; Zongtang Ren, director of the Confucius Institute; Steve Bell, director of study abroad; and professors Ling Li and David Selover took the Chinese delegation on a tour of the Confucius Institute and emphasized ODU's commitment to building ties with China.

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