Denpasar - In the framework of Lunar New Year 2018, Chinese Tourism Training Center (CTTC) Udayana University (Unud) - Hasanuddin University (Unhas) held Tea Party Event and Photo Exhibition on Friday (23/2/2018) at Agrokompleks Campus Sudirman Denpasar Building. The event began with the tradition of Drink Tea with Chinese Ambassador Huang Xi Lian with the Rector of Unud Prof.Dr.dr.A.A. Rak Sudewi, Sp.S (K) and the Rector of Hasanuddin University Prof.Dr. Dwia Aries Tina Pulubuhu, MA, Prof. Tao Xian Guang (Nanchang University China), Dean Facultty of Tourism Unud Dr.Drs. I Nyoman Sunarta, M.Si, Drs. I Made Sendra, M.Si (Founder of CTTC Unud), Chairman of Ni Putu Sri Harta Mimba Center for International Program (CIP) and Head of UPT Education, Training and Services Unud Dr. I Nyoman Udayana, M.Lit and other invites.

CTTC Unud-Unhas was established to establish friendship with the Chinese government, especially in the field of culture, language and tourism and to anticipate the arrival of Chinese tourists to Bali, given that since July 2017 the position of tourists from China ranked first position in Bali. One of the efforts made by Unud is to establish cooperation with Hanban by cooperating with Hasanuddin University who had established cooperation earlier. This was followed up with the establishment of CTTC which has a study in the field of language and language services intended for lecturers and students who want to follow Mandarin language courses and also open to the general public.

Prof. Tao Xian Guang acknowledged the establishment of CTTC was realized with the support of Rector of Unud and Rector Unhas. Therefore, his side gave appreciation through the celebration of Imlek which is expected to strengthen the relationship of Unud, Unhas and Chinese side related to Mandarin training both in Unud and Unhas. Besides, it also can improve the ability of guide for Chinese tourists, which so far is still very limited.

Rector of Unud, Prof. Dr. dr. A A. Raka Sudewi, Sp.S (K) conveyed the establishment of CTTC Unud as a form of good cooperation and in the future will continue to improve its management. As the center of world tourism with the arrival of Chinese tourists to Bali who continue to dominate, requires good service. Especially can not be denied the Balinese people live from tourism, because it is proven when Mount Agung exploded all Chinese tourists no longer made a visit to Bali, so that Bali's economy had collapsed. Therefore, it is necessary for the business to make tourism services in the future can run better. This is also the spirit of moral encouragement from Rector of Unhas who helped to this cooperation.

On the same occasion, Rector Unhas Prof. Dr. Dwia Aries Tina Pulubuhu, MA, conveyed the support from Unud is very remarkable, so that finally can be opened CTTC Unud-Unhas. This has been imagined since two years ago and finally can be realized in 2017. CTTC is not just a place to learn Mandirin Language, but also can support tourism and economy in Bali. In addition, there are student exchanges such as those held in Unhas to China so that the younger generation understand each other in order to work together in various fields, because many activities can be born through this CTTC.

(Chinese Ambassador Huang Xi Lian when delivering speech)

Chinese Ambassador Huang Xi Lian also welcomed the CTTC Unud which is expected to provide Mandarin lessons in Bali for the better. Moreover, the arrival of foreign tourists to China continues to grow to Bali, so the future can enhance the promotion of tourism in Bali, considering the culture of Bali is very attractive for Chinese tourists to Bali and China can also be a tourism market in Bali.

In the celebration of the Chinese New Year also exhibited photographs that related to the visit of Rector Unud at the time to Nanchang University of China. One of the realizations of this cooperation was that Unud received the help of 4 Mandarin Chinese teachers to help the development of Chinese Language and culture at Udayana University. In the future, it is expected that Udayana University lecturers will also have the opportunity to continue their education in China including conducting student exchange.(PR)

​(Photo Exhibition)