"I was probably the first person ever to gain a doctorate in Chinese opera from an Australian university," he said. "But my thesis looked more at the social impact it had on society rather than the music."
China-Gambia relations have undergone twists and turns in the past four decades. In 1974, China established diplomatic ties with Gambia, but that nation announced it "restored diplomatic ties" with Taiwan in 1995. Within 12 days, China announced it would terminate diplomatic ties with Gambia.
Ren Faqiang, deputy consul-general in San Francisco, said that the US should abandon the trade war mentality and instead embrace the strategy of mutual benefits. "All in all, we are all members of the global village and should work together," he said.
Al Serrian, located in the southwestern Arabian Peninsula, was prosperous from the ninth to the 13th century.
Kagiri says that China's policy in areas such as trade, climate change, politics and security has seen countries in Africa, which agree with President Xi Jinping's vision, align themselves closely with China.
Including Senegal, the report praises the four countries for improving their performance for five consecutive years since 2010.
To compile the scale, called "China's Standards of English Language Ability", experts spent three years collecting data from 160,000 students and teachers and conducted research and studies at more than 1,500 schools in 28 provinces.
It's a significant change compared with the just a bit over 4 percent the party achieved in the previous election in 2013.