The 2011 ASEAN-China Symposium jointly organized by the School of Public Affairs(SPA) of USTC and School of Business of Monash University Sunway Campus was held in Kuala Lumpur on December 5th with a grand opening. The attendants included experts and scholars from China, Malaysia, Australia, Japan, Britain, India, Vietnam and South Africa. Professor Nair, Vice President of Monash University Sunway Campus (MUSC) and Professor SONG Wei, Dean of SPA in USTC co-chaired the conference.
The vice president of Monash University Sunway Campus was declaring the opening./ Image by SPA, USTC
The opening ceremony guests included Mr. CHEN Dehai, counselor of China Embassy in Malaysia; Prof. ZHANG Shulin, Vice President of USTC, Prof. Robin Pollard, President of MUSC, Prof. Chris Messom, Vice President of MUSC, deans of each school and representatives of teacher and student of MUSC.
Vice president of USTC, ZHANG Shulin is giving speech. /Image by SPA, USTC
Prof. ZHANG first gave a speech in opening ceremony. She pointed out that under the background of current globalization, the communication between China and nations of ASEAN in fields of science, education and culture would contribute to the local economy development and social prosperity. This kind of communication also helped strengthen the mutual understanding and traditional friendship between peoples.
Counselor CHEN Dehai was giving speech in opening ceremony. /Image by SPA, USTC
Counselor CHEN Dehai made a speech on behalf of Chinese embassy in Malaysia. He said that the 20-years communication between China and ASEAN made many contributions to local prosperity and progress and evaluated the status and influence. Specially, Premier Wen Jiabao declared the year 2012 as the year of China-ASEAN cooperation in science and technology. This Symposium in Malaysia was just at the right time, which would certainly play a positively role in promotion for future development of China and ASEAN.
Prof. SONG Wei, president of SPA in USTC made a speech as the general chair. He hoped that this cooperation could provide a platform in communication and exchange in respects of education exchange, education material construction, practice base and international conference. The cooperation in education and science would realize mutually beneficial and win-win situation.
Representatives of USTC/ Image by SPA, USTC
During the symposium, experts from different nations discussed on hot topics of economic development, financial investment, environment protection, education management, technical innovation, intellectual property protection and public policy. Seven teachers from USTC made academic reports and answered relative questions, which was widely acclaimed by attendance.
The symposium scene/ Image by SPA, USTC
USTC and Monash University subscribed MOU in June 2010, mainly about research project cooperation, academic deliberation, communication and exchanges. The conduct of 2011 China-ASEAN Symposium was a specific measure of this cooperative agreement. The both sides hope to take turn to hold this symposium each year in future, making it a communication platform with richer topics, greater academic influence and clear regional characteristics.
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