XI'AN, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- A conference on Confucius Institutes will be held from Tuesday to Wednesday in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province.
Over 2,000 delegates, including university presidents, scholars and educational officers, will attend the annual event.
Yu Tianqi, an official of the institute headquarters, said the conference would focus on improved management of the institutes, as well as developing creativity in courses and cultural programs.
There are 525 Confucius Institutes and over 1,113 related courses in 146 countries and regions around the world. In 2017, they had a total of 2.32 million students, and over 12.7 million people attended cultural events organized by the institutes.