Vice Minister Xu Lin Visits State Capitol, MTSU (V...

Vice Minister Xu Lin Visits State Capitol, MTSU (VIDEO)

MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee and Vice Minister Xu Lin of China shared their cultures, ideas and a few gifts Sept. 30 during a visit by Xu to the Tennessee State Capitol and to the Confucius Institute on the Middle Tennessee State University campus.

Xu and four associates flew into Nashville early Monday following a weekend meeting at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Ky., attended by Confucius Institute leaders from across the United States. Xu oversees the 400-plus Confucius Institutes located in 117 countries around the world.

The delegation finished its trip with a visit to MTSU’s Confucius Institute inside Peck Hall, where they were greeted by a group of Chinese students as well as Rutherford County students and parents who have participated in recent cultural exchanges.

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