rofessor Sean Zhang, Deputy Chairman of the Ameson Foundation, paid an educational visit to Africa alongside other dignitaries invited by the Education Department of Liaoning Province. The delegation also included Mr. Li Shusen, Deputy Director-general of Liaoning Education Department; Professor Cheng Wei, President of Liaoning University
, Shenyang Municipality, Liaoning Province; Professor Zhang Fuchang, Secretary of CPC committee, Shenyang Jianzhu University
, Liaoning Province; and officials from the Foreign Affairs Division of Education Department and Finance Department, Liaoning Province.
The trip took place in October, 2009. The delegation visited vairous African countries, including Kenya, Senegal and South Africa, where they toured the University of Nairobi in Kenya, Cheikh Anta Diop University (the University of Dakar) in Senegal, and held talks with Western Cape Education Department, South Africa. The educators conducted research on establishing Confucius Institutes and collaborations on educational and cultural exchanges. During the trip, Liaoning University and the University of Dakar signed an agreement to plan a Confucius Institute in the near future.