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China honours Confucius on philosopher's 2,565th birthday

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China honours Confucius on philosopher's 2,565th birthday

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China’s Shandong province is holding its annual International Confucius Cultural Festival, to celebrate the 2,565th anniversary of the ancient philosopher’s birth.

The Confucius Prize for Literacy – established to promote literacy among rural adults and out-of-school youth – was awarded to the Algerian Association for Literacy (IQRRA), the Lifelong Learning School for Community Development Poligono Sur in Spain, the Molteno Institute for Language and Literacy in South Africa and the International Literacy Institute.