The Confucius Institute is a non-profit organisation established for the purpose of promoting and teaching Chinese language and culture. It operates under supervision of the Chinese state office for spreading the Chinese language in Beijing (the Hanban-Office of Chinese Language Council International). Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters, as a public institution affiliated with the Chinese Ministry of Education, is committed to providing Chinese language and cultural teaching resources and services around the world. More than 548 Confucius Institutes and 1193 Confucius classrooms have been established in 154 countries, but only a few Confucius Institutes are business-oriented. CI Ljubljana is one of them. The main purpose of CI Ljubljana is to promote Chinese language and culture among students, the community and companies, encourage business opportunities in China and act as a bridge between the Slovenian and Chinese business environments.