From the afternoon of 25 to 28 September 2021, the ASEAN-China Centre (ACC) organised the ASEAN Member States (AMS) Education Officials’ trip to Guizhou. A total of 10 education officials participated, including Minister Counsellors, Counsellors, and officials in charge of education from embassies of Thailand, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Viet Nam and Cambodia to China.
On the afternoon of 25 September, as part of the Guizhou Trip for AMS Education Officials, they visited Guizhou Vocational and Technical College, the largest in the southwest region and the only Aviation Training Base open to foreigners, the Ancient Craftsmanship Training Base, and the E-commerce Logistics Production and Education Integrating Training Base. The envoys actively experienced the practical training of e-commerce live broadcast delivery. AMS education officials actively experienced and were deeply impressed by the e-commerce live broadcast sales of local agricultural products.
On the afternoon of September 25, the education officials also visited Guizhou Minzu University and had discussions and exchanges with 12 local universities and colleges, including Guizhou University, Guizhou Normal University, Guizhou Institute of Technology, Tongren College, Guizhou Construction Vocational and Technical College, Guizhou Transportation Vocational and Technical College, Guizhou Light Industry Vocational college, Guiyang Preschool Teachers College, and etc. Representatives of local universities introduced their own characteristics and expressed their willingness to further deepen cooperation with relevant ASEAN countries in discipline-construction, teacher-and-student exchanges, and implementing training and internship programmes. Mdm. Wang Hui, Deputy Director General of the Education Department of Guizhou Province, and leaders of 12 local universities attended the meeting.
In order to help AMS education officials better understand Guizhou’s ethnic culture and the latest development of science and technology, ACC organised cultural visits to the Ancient Town of Qingyan and the Miao Village, as well as scientific visits to the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST) and the Big Data Experimental Center.