Ambassador Huang Xilian: China's online education enterprises provide thousands job opportunities for Filipinos

On 16 October 2020, Chinese Ambassador Huang Xilian attended the 2020 China-Philippines Educational Exchanges Seminar and witnessed the China-Philippines Guinness World Records Attempt -- the largest online video album of people waving. The event was held by 51Talk, China's leading online education enterprise.

In his keynote speech, Ambassador Huang praised 51Talk's efforts to provide job opportunities for Filipinos and the brand-new platform for the educational cooperation and cultural exchanges between China and the Philippines. He noted that the Philippine economy has been hit hard and a large number of people lost their jobs as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Amid such backdrop, 51Talk has provided more than 20,000 jobs for Filipino English teachers and opened a window for tens of thousands of Chinese children to learn more about the world.

Ambassador Huang said he was also glad to learn that, within this year, 51talk is poised to provide jobs for another 30 thousand Filipino English teachers. He highlighted the fact that online education and other booming digital industries in China have cultivated new modes of win-win cooperation between the two countries, which have not only accelerated the development of online education in China, but also provided a large number of job opportunities for Filipinos.

Also present at the ceremony were Philippine Ambassador to China,Jose Santiago Sta. Romana, CEO of 51talk Mr. Huang Jiajia, together with over 3000 Filipino teachers and their Chinese students,journalist from the two countries.

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