On 23 February 2017, H.E. Mme. Yang Xiuping, Secretary-General of ASEAN-China Centre (ACC), met with Ms. Che Yi, Vice President of Sanya University (SU). Ms. Cao Yanwei, Vice Director of SU International Department and Mr. Zhang Xuehai, Deputy Director of the Information and Public Relations Division of ACC, attended the meeting.
Vice President Che Yi introduced SU’s development. Established in 2005, SU is the first and largest private university in Sanya. Taking the mission of “better preparing students for society”, SU has cultivated a large number of professionals majored in tourism, oceanology, etc., receiving widespread recognition and increasingly becoming an important human resources base in the development of Hainan International Tourism Island. SU pays high attention to international exchanges and cooperation, and expects to build close cooperative relations with more universities of ASEAN countries and constantly improve its international level through the Silk Road Business School which was co-established with International Cooperation Centre of the National Development and Reform Commission of China. SU welcomes the continuous support and assistance from ACC.
Secretary-General Yang Xiuping mentioned ACC’s mandate and work on education. She said that ACC has always put education as a priority area and fully played its role as a bridge to set up platforms and networks to promote ASEAN-China educational exchanges and cooperation by working closely with the governments, regional cooperative partners and educational organizations. ACC will continue to leverage its strengths, actively assist SU in exchange and cooperation with universities of ASEAN countries for mutual learning and common development so as to make greater contributions to ASEAN-China educational cooperation and people-to-people exchanges.