Calcutta: An institute for Chinese language study

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at
Thu Jul 26 12:13:45 UTC 2007

An institute for Chinese language study

Kolkata, July 25: If things go as planned West Bengal will have an
institute offering training to Indian entrepreneurs who intend to set
up their business in China soon. The institute will be set up at
Rajarhat. The Observer Research Foundation has approached the state
government to allot around one acre of land for setting up Institute
for Chinese Study and Research. The institute would primarily conduct
a short term training courses for people who aim to do business in

Speaking on the sidelines of a seminar, 'China's Asia Perspective' at
the Calcutta University's Alipore campus today, Prof Yiwei Wang,
scholar at Fudan University said that China has a large number of
Indian businessmen. "The number of Indian entrepreneurs that choose
China as a business hub have risen sharply in the last few years. The
institute will acquaint such people to the Chinese business model",
said Prof Wang. Mr MK Rasgotra, the former foreign secretary, who was
a speaker at the seminar said that "the government is yet to allot the
land. We will meet the chief minister and discuss the issue with him.
We expect that the land will be sanctioned sometime in August or

Apart from offering short term courses, the institute will also impart
knowledge on all aspects of China ranging from the language, people,
character, policy to the Indo-Chinese relationship. Along with
professors from Kolkata and Delhi, even Chinese scholars would teach
at this institute from time to time and students from Fudon University
will also come here. Plans are afoot to conduct some faculty
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