The Medal for Long Service as a Confucius Institute Director was initiated.
The China Foundation for International Chinese education was registered and granted exclusive use of Confucius’s trademark, and began to operate Confucius under a brand licensing model.
The Confucius Institute Headquarters was renamed the Center for Language Education and Cooperation of the Ministry of Education and was no longer responsible for the affairs of the Confucius Institute.
The Day of Confucius Institute was created.
The Chinese-German, Chinese-Italian and Chinese-Portuguese editions of Confucius Institute were launched.
The Chinese-French, Chinese-Spanish, Chinese-Russian, Chinese-Japanese, Chinese-Korean, Chinese-Thai and Chinese-Arabic editions of Confucius Institute were launched.
Confucius Institute, a Chinese-English bilingual journal, was launched.
The Confucius Institute Headquarters Council composed of both Chinese and overseas representatives was founded.
The Confucius Institute Headquarters was set up.
The first Global Confucius Institute Conference was held.
After the signing of cooperation agreements, the Confucius Institutes in Brussels, Belgium and the University of Western Australia were set up as the first Confucius Institutes in Europe and Oceania, respectively.
The Confucius Institute in Seoul, South Korea, was officially established as the first Confucius Institute to start its formal operation.
China started cooperating with foreign institutions to set up Confucius Institutes overseas.