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  • 07-Nov-2019

    Abu-Ghazaleh Confucius Institute Organizes ‘Rise of the East’ Launch Ceremony

    AMMAN – Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Confucius Institute (TAG-Confucius) organized the launch ceremony of Samir Khreino’s book ‘The Rise of the East –Failure of the Arab Spring and Prospects of Rise of China’ at Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Knowledge Forum (TAG-KF). 
    The ceremony was held under the patronage of the Chinese Embassy in Amman in the presence of the Cultural Counsellor at the Embassy Mr. Yang Ronghao and Dean of TAG-Confucius, Dr. Yang Songfang in addition to members of the Jordanian Writers Association and the Chinese community in Jordan.
    During the ceremony, TAG-Confucius Executive Director, Mr. Mamoun Abu Al-Sebaa’, welcomed the attendees and thanked the Chinese Embassy for hosting the ceremony and  supporting Jordanian culture, pointing that the ceremony coincides with the Institute’s celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China.
    He also highlighted the Institute’s objectives in disseminating China’s language and culture in Jordan noting that TAG-Confucius, in collaboration with the Embassy, organized several cultural events including the Chinese Book Fair and the Art Exhibition entitled ‘China’s Soul’ held at Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University College for Innovation (TAGUCI) with the participation of Jordanian children. 
    For his part, the Cultural Counsellor, Mr. Ronghao expressed his gratitude to Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global (TAG.Global) represented by its Chairman, HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh and TAG-Confucius for their efforts and contributions, saying that the Embassy supports Jordanian writers, intellectuals and artists particularly those who visited China and brought its civilization, culture and art to Jordan.  
    Mr. Yang said that  Samir Khreino is not only a writer but a political researcher, thinker and dear friend referring to his previous book issued in 2009 entitled ‘The Arabs and the Future of China’ which won a number of awards and was translated into Chinese and English. 
    Meanwhile, Khreino gave a brief about the book tackling the reasons behind the rise of the Chinese Dragon and the factors that assisted China in its successful catching up with the world’s most advanced economies, in addition to the industrial and technological development that led China to become an Economic Giant.   
    Khreino said that the book highlights the lessons the Arabs could learn from China’s experience in development despite the absence of democracy in China, which had never hindered its progress, calling for a ‘Civilization Companionship/ Modern Partnership’ between the Arabs and China to bridge the technological gap with the world. 
    At the end of the ceremony, Khreino signed copies of his new book for the attendees.