The new Chinese section of the National Foreign Language Library has been opened to the public by Chinese Ambassador to Budapest Xiao Tsien, and Assistant Secretary of State for Culture Judit Hammerstein.
The Hanban Institute of the Chinese Ministry of Education contacted the National Foreign Language Library last April offering special collections of Chinese language books in order to support Chinese language learners in Hungary said the assistant secretary.
The Deputy Secretary stressed that the offer also included a provision for expenses related to the Chinese section. In Hungary this is the first Chinese language department in any public library. Starting today, visitors that are interested in Chinese language and culture can have access to the latest language books, literary works and art books in the National Foreign Language Library in Budapest said Hammerstein.
(MTI – hungarianambiance.com)