Secretary General Yang Xiuping Met with the Vice President of Jilin University
Source: ASEAN-China Centre
Time: 2017-Dec-22 22:24

On 22 December 2017, H.E. Mme. Yang Xiuping, Secretary-General of ASEAN-China Centre (ACC) met with the Mr. Zheng Weitao, Vice President of Jilin University. Mr. Tao Hongjian, Deputy Director General of the Department of International Cooperation and Exchange of the Ministry of Education of China, Ms. Huang Lihua, Deputy Director-General of the Foreign Affairs Office of Jilin Province, and Mr. Hu Renyou, Director of International Cooperation and Exchange of Education Department of Jilin Province, Mr. Vongsine Sayyavong from the Embassy of Lao PDR, Mr. Abdul Aziz How Abdullah from the Embassy of Malaysia, Ms. MYO SANDAR NAING from the Embassy of Myanmar, Ms. Nguyen Thi Quynh Nga from the Embassy of Viet Nam and Mr. Zhang Xuehai, Deputy Director of Information and Public Relations Division of ACC, participated in the event.

Vice President Zheng Weitao warmly welcomed the distinguished guests to attend the ASEAN-China Youth Winter Camp held in Jilin University. He thanked ACC’s strong support to Jilin University and its inter-university cooperation with ASEAN countries. He briefed that Jilin University was founded in 1946 and is a key comprehensive university affiliated to the Ministry of Education of China. After more than 70 years of development, the university has become the largest and most comprehensive university in China. In the list of world-class universities and disciplines building released by the Ministry of Education, Jilin University has been ranked among the A class universities. Five disciplines namely archaeology, mathematics, physics, chemistry, material science and engineering, they have been enlisted into world-class disciplines building. Jilin University is closely related to the relevant universities of ASEAN countries and has fruitful cooperation. Through hosting China-ASEAN Youth Winter Camp, he expected to further expand practical cooperation with ASEAN countries, to achieve mutual benefit and win-win results. He looked forward to the continued strong support from ACC.

Mr. Tao Hongjian briefed on education exchanges between China and foreign countries, especially the education exchanges and cooperation between China and ASEAN countries. He said that this year is the 10th anniversary of China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week. This platform marks a remarkable decade of outstanding cooperation between China and ASEAN countries, and has become a microcosm of the mutual learning and win-win cooperation between China and ASEAN in education. Next year marks the 15th anniversary of China - ASEAN Strategic Partnership. Relations between China and ASEAN are standing at an important historical juncture. With the development of multi-polarization, economic globalization, social informatization and cultural diversification in the world, the links between countries are increasingly closer. Against this backdrop, China and ASEAN will enjoy a broad prospect of education exchanges and cooperation. China's Education Ministry will, as always, support the expansion of exchanges between universities and colleges, and contribute more to deepening the education cooperation between China and ASEAN.

Secretary-General Yang Xiuping thanked the Jilin University for their hard work in organizing the Winter Camp. She briefed on the ACC's mandate and work, as well as achievements and development potential of China-ASEAN education exchanges and cooperation and. She commended the achievements of Jilin University and its contribution to deepening ASEAN-China education exchanges and cooperation. She said that ACC always regards the deepening of education cooperation and the promoting of youth exchanges as a priority and actively serves as a bridge and bond to link both sides’ universities and facilitate cooperation mechanisms. She hoped that Jilin University will continue to exert its own advantages and tap its potential of cooperation with ASEAN countries to play a greater role in the sustained and in-depth development of ASEAN-China Strategic Partnership.

The representatives of the ASEAN countries’ embassies in China briefed on the education cooperation and international students in Jilin province respectively. They stated that the embassies will continue to support and encourage their universities to expand exchanges with Chinese universities such as Jilin University. They expected ASEAN-China education exchange and cooperation could step up to a new level, so as to inject stronger impetus into the development of bilateral relations.

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