At 7 o'clock in the morning, Feng Shaojie goes to his office to prepare for Chinese lessons _ something he does every day. As the supervisor of the Chinese class at Bangkok's Jintek School, the 26-year-old from China is one of the few thousand volunteer teachers who live in the Thai capital.
He is a member of a special group called the Volunteer Chinese Teachers, made up of young people from different provinces in China. The group is run by Hanban, the Confucius Institute Headquarters, a public institution affiliated with China's Ministry of Education which is committed to providing Chinese language and cultural teaching resources and services worldwide. Given the surge in interest in all things Chinese, they are having a busy time in Bangkok.
A CRAZE FOR CHINESE
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