Confucius Classroom visited Chinese Embassy in Vanuatu
March 3, 2017, The Chinese tea cultural experience class of Confucius Classroom at Emalus Campus of The University of the South Pacific (USP) visited Chinese Embassy in Vanuatu. Mrs. Xia Sun, the wife of China’s Ambassador to Vanuatu, invited wives of Vanuatu dignitaries to visit the official residence. The respective wives of the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Education, Minister of Finance, Minister of Justice, Minister of Agriculture and Chairman of Vanuatu-China Friendship Association attended this event. This event was the second session of the “Chinese Teahouse for Diplomatic Women” organized by Chinese Embassy in Vanuatu and Confucius Classroom at Emalus Campus for the purpose of celebrating the 35th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Vanuatu. It aimed at deepening cultural exchange of Vanuatu and China and improving the quality of communication.
Mrs. Xia Sun and the Chinese teacher of Confucius Classroom at Emalus Campus of USP together, carefully prepared a variety of tea sets, arranged the seats, and introduced the long history of Chinese tea culture and humanistic connotation through live demonstrations. They explained the types, health effects and rituals of tea, and answered the real concerns such as “I have high blood pressure, what kind of tea should I buy?”
The guests were enthusiastic. They had their hands-on and personally practiced the whole process of wet cup, make tea, smell the tea and drink the tea. They served the tea to others and tried the different types of Chinese tea brewed by each other, thus deepened the understanding of Chinese tea culture and its efficacy.
The wife of The ambassador also exchanged views with the guests on the status, status quo of women is China and Vanuatu, and education of the children. They also exchanged greetings with the upcoming “March 8” International Women’s Day.
At the end of the event, the guests received their own tea-making pictures that were live printed with excitement, they expressed gratitude for the elaborate organization of the event.