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On November, 25th The Vilnius University Confucius Institute organized a public online lecture "The Significance of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Modern World". We are extremely grateful to Vitalijus Naumavičius, a Chinese medicine doctor, physiotherapist and doctor of biomedical sciences, for his valuable knowledge of traditional Chinese medicine and advice on how we should strengthen our health in winter. The lecture discussed and compared two treatment systems - Western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine, where the researcher shared useful experience gained in China and his research knowledge. It was fun for us Lithuanians to see that more than half of the same medicinal plants grow in our country as in China. So far, unfortunately, we use a small part of the above-mentioned medicinal plants for treatment and prevention.

As every year, and also this year in 16th May, the annual Chinese Bridge Cultural Competition was held. It is gratifying that our great students and gymnasium students did not escape the unusual conditions of the competition and decided to participate remotely (from home).

January 17th VU Confucius Institute organized an educational lecture about China for Vilnius Šeškinės elementary school students. During the visit, school students had an opportunity to improve their knowledge about Chinese culture. After a warm welcome from staff members, Lithuanian director of VU Confucius institute made a short introduction to Chinese culture, highlighting some fun and interesting facts about China.

On September 17th, the Confucius Institute of Vilnius University invited sinology students and anyone interested in Chinese literature to Dr. Honggeng Yuan lecture on the connections between Chinese gong‘an literature and Western detective.

The Mid-Autumn festival was being celebrated at the VU Confucius institute on September 18th. During the celebration the traditions of the festival were presented and the guests were welcomed to taste various snacks and, most importantly, the traditional Mid-Autumn festival snack - the mooncakes.  

On February 13th, together with Confucius class students of the VGTU Engineering Lyceum, we celebrated Chinese New Year of the Yellow Dog. An event was opened by a concert, students performed popular Chinese songs, played traditional Chinese instruments.

On the 27th of May, the celebration of Pentecost was held in M. Dauksa High School. To attend this celebration were invited representatives of VU Confucius Institute - Audrius Beinorius, Zhang Donghui, Vilma Šniukštaitė, Bo Shuyan, Ambassador Liu Zengwen with his wife, vice-director of the Administration of Vilnius Danuta Narbut and the head of the Education Department of the Vilnius Department of Education, Culture, and Sport Džeraldas Dagys.

The nameplate of Confucius class was unveiled on the 24th of February in Vilniaus Mikalojaus Daukšos secondary school. Many important guests attended the ceremony including H.E. Chinese ambassador Liu Zengwen, representatives of Vilnius City Municipality, directors of Vilnius and Kaunas schools, Confucius institute and teachers as well as students of Daukšos school.

On the 5th of March Ieva Rute’s photography exhibition called “Mountains lost in silver” was opened in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During this exhibition, traveller, photographer and a professor of VU Centre of Oriental Studies and Confucius Institute Ieva Rute, revealed the beauty of the Chinese mountains which she captured from never seen angles. Photos were taken in Chinese Yellow (Huangshan  黄山)  and Lotos (Huashan 华山) mountains in 2010.

 On the 9th of May ', Chinese Bridge' Competition was held in Lithuania for the very first time at Vilnius University. 'Chinese Bridge' is a large-scale Chinese language competition for university students sponsored by Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban).

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