First UAE student to learn Mandarin graduates

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First UAE student to learn Mandarin graduates
WAM Published: January 10, 2008, 17:59

Beijing: The first UAE student to study Mandarin language graduated here on Thursday.

In a ceremony organised by the Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU), Hassan Hussain Zafer was awarded a Bachelor’s degree in Mandarin, becoming the first UAE national to study the Chinese language.

BLCU is the only institution in China which teaches Chinese language and culture to foreign students, according to the BLCU website. The graduation ceremony was attended by UAE Ambassador Mohammad Rashid Al Boot, BLCU President and faculty members.

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