The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China donated 202 books to Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Science College to promote better understanding of Chinese culture and its long history among students in the country.
Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Brunei Darussalam Yu Hong handed over the books to Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Science College Principal Hajah Susilawati binti Dato Paduka Haji Muhammad.
The books covered a wide range of China’s development strategy such as economy, science and technology, literature, art, and tourism.
Hajah Susilawati expressed her gratitude to the embassy. She said the books are a valuable addition to the college library.
“Students can learn about China history and can aid students taking Mandarin as their subject”, the Principal said.
She said currently, 154 students are taking Mandarin at the college.
The subject, she said, “was introduced in the college under SPN21 new education system in 2007.
“Learning the language provides insights into thousands of years of Chinese history and most importantly, business opportunities”.
Meanwhile, Yu Hong said, “Chinese government scholarships are provided to Bruneian students every year with the enrollment information announced in the Bulletin and the embassy’s website at the end of each year.
“We welcome Bruneian students to study in China and hope that students who intend to study in China start learning the Chinese language early.”
The friendly ties between China and Brunei need to be carried forward from generation to generation, she said, hoping that young Bruneian students can become the successors of the mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries.