The Vth International scientific conference "Diplomatic, Economic and Cultural Relations between China and Central and Eastern European countries" was organized by the Confucius Institute at Veliko Tarnovo University around the birthday of the Institute – October 10th.
28 participants submitted their papers this year, 7 of which from the PRC. A delegation from the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, led by the Dean of the School of Chinese Language and Literature arrived in Veliko Turnovo for the conference.
The participants in this year's international conference were scientists, lecturers, teachers and PhD students from the University of Veliko Tarnovo, Sofia University, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Plovdiv University, 138 "Prof. Vasil Zlatarski" School in Sofia, and from "Evlogi and Hristo Georgievi" School in Sofia. The topics of the papers were diverse and interesting, concerning diplomacy, law, economics, the “16+1” regional cooperation project, the big geopolitical project "One Belt, One Road", as well as literature, culture and philosophy.