Visiting Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping on Friday unveiled the first Confucius Institute established in the English-speaking Caribbean region.
Xi attended the opening ceremony of the Confucius Institute on the Mona Campus of Jamaica's prestigious University of the West Indies, in Kingston. <br>Visiting Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (2nd L) presents a plaque to Gordon Shirley (1st L), principal of Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies, during the unveiling ceremony for the Confucius Institute in the University College of the West Indies at Mona, in Kingston, capital of Jamaica, Feb. 12, 2009. Nigel Harris (2nd R), vice chancellor of the University of the West Indies, and Jamaica's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Kenneth Baugh (1st R) were also present at the ceremony. (Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)