China’s on­line ed­u­ca­tion plat­form of­fers jobs

The Manila Times - - Front Page -

CHI­NESE Am­bas­sador to the Philip­pines Huang Xil­ian an­nounced that 51 Talk, China’s lead­ing on­line English ed­u­ca­tion plat­form, has pro­vided more than 20,000 jobs to Filipino teach­ers who, in turn, “opened a win­dow for tens of thou­sands of Chi­nese chil­dren to learn more about the world.”

Am­bas­sador Huang is­sued the state­ment on Fri­day in his key­note speech dur­ing the 2020 China- Philip­pines Ed­u­ca­tional Ex­changes Sem­i­nar, where he also wit­nessed the two coun­tries’ at­tempt at the Guin­ness Book of World Records to be­come the largest on­line video al­bum of peo­ple wav­ing.

The event was held by 51Talk, which has also be­come a “brand new plat­form for the ed­u­ca­tional co­op­er­a­tion and cul­tural ex­changes be­tween China and the Philip­pines.”

The Chi­nese en­voy noted that the Philip­pine econ­omy has been hit hard and a large num­ber of peo­ple lost their

jobs as a re­sult of the coron­avirus pan­demic.

Am­bas­sador Huang said he was glad to learn that, within this

year, 51talk is ready to pro­vide jobs for an­other 30,000 Filipino English teach­ers.

He high­lighted that on­line ed­u­ca­tion and other boom­ing dig­i­tal in­dus­tries in China have cul­ti­vated new modes of win-win co­op­er­a­tion

be­tween the two coun­tries.

He said this has not only ac­cel­er­ated the de­vel­op­ment of on­line ed­u­ca­tion in China but also pro­vided a large num­ber of job op­por­tu­ni­ties for Filipinos.

Also present in the event were

Philip­pine Am­bas­sador to China Jose San­ti­ago Sta. Ro­mana, CEO of 51talk Mr. Huang Ji­a­jia, and over 3,000 Filipino teach­ers and their Chi­nese stu­dents, and jour­nal­ists from the two coun­tries.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

WAVE OF CO­OP­ER­A­TION Chi­nese Am­bas­sador Huang Xil­ian (left) and Philip­pine Am­bas­sador to China Jose San­ti­ago Sta. Ro­mana join thou­sands of Filipino English teach­ers and their stu­dents in an at­tempt to be part of the Guin­ness Book of World Records as the largest on­line video al­bum of peo­ple wav­ing. The event was held by 51Talk, China’s on­line English plat­form, on Oct. 16, 2020.

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