In the year of 2017, 48 Mandarin Language Assistants came from China, and scattered all over the country, in Auckland, Waikato and Northland, and one down in the South Island at the University of Otago. CI Auckland had an farewell ceremony for them on 24th November. Most of them returned to China in December after they finished their teaching of the last term. We wish them all the best in the future.