ACC Secretary-General visited Chiang Mai University
Time: 2017-Sep-2 16:25

On 2 September 2017, H.E. Mme. Yang Xiuping, Secretary-General of ASEAN-China Centre (ACC) and Mr. Ren Yisheng, Consul General of China in Chiang Mai visited Chiang Mai University and exchanged views with Associate Professor Rome Chiranukrom, Vice President of the University on deepening exchanges and cooperation in education. Mr. Zhang Xuehai, Deputy Director of Information and Public Relations Division of ACC attended.

Associate Professor Rome expressed his appreciation to Secretary-General Yang Xiuping for attending the International Conference on Belt and Road & Greater Mekong Sub-Region Cooperation which was co-organized by the Consulate-General of China in Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai University and Mae Fah Luang University and welcomed her to Chiang Mai University. He briefed on the work of the university and its exchanges and cooperation with China. He said that Chiang Mai University is a public comprehensive university founded in 1964 and covers an area of 14 square kilometres and has more than 30,000 students. In recent years, the cooperation between the university and China has been deepened and currently more than 1,500 Chinese students study in the university. Since the establishment of the Confucius Institute in collaboration with Yunnan University in 2006, the university has become a Chinese language education centre in northern Thailand. It hopes to make use of the unique platform ACC provides and further cooperation with Chinese universities and cultivate more high-calibre professionals.

Secretary-General Yang Xiuping briefed on the mandate of ACC and its work in promoting education cooperation between ASEAN and China. She commended the contribution Chiang Mai University made to deepen people-to-people exchanges between Thailand and China and said that ACC takes education as its priority area in promoting ASEAN-China cooperation and commits itself as a bridge for exchanges between universities of both sides. ACC will continue to fully tap its advantage and provide more platforms for Thailand-China as well as ASEAN-China education cooperation, cultivate more successor of friendly exchanges and raise ASEAN-China relations to new levels.

Editor:Xiang Bo
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