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The Confucius Institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston is part of an international network of more than 500 prestigious Confucius Institutes in 134 countries worldwide.

The Confucius Institute facilitates rich, cultural exchange between the U.S. and China. It has sponsored many programs funded by Hanban to educate Americans about Chinese language and culture for the past ten years.

The University of Massachusetts Boston is home to the only Confucius Institute in Boston, and only the sixth Confucius Institute in the U.S. Madam Xu Lin, Director-General of Hanban and Chief Executive of the Confucius Institute Headquarters, came to Boston for the inauguration of the institute in 2006.

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