In this summer break, TUTE’s president Prof. Liu Xin and vice-president Prof. Yan Bing, together with some staff of International Affairs Office, headed to Guiyang to attend the 8th China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week. As a highlight of the week, Chinese-ASEAN Education and Training Alliance was inaugurated and TUTE, as a member of the Alliance, was appointed Vice-Chair of the organization.
On the opening ceremony, Mrs. Liu Yandong, a member of the Political Bureau and vice-premier of State Council, wrote to extend her congratulations. Cambodian vice-premier Sok An delivered a keynote speech. Mr. Liu Xiaofeng, Vice chairman of the CPPCC National Committee, announced the opening of the Week. Ms Irina Bokova， Director-General of UNESCO， delivered an address via video.
Chinese Minister of Education Mr. Yuan Guiren， UNESCO’s Deputy Director-General Getachew Engida and a couple of guests, they together unveiled the Chinese-ASEAN Education and Training Alliance. On behalf of TUTE, its President Prof. Liu Xin attended the unveiling ceremony and delivered a speech on the conference.
The theme of the 8th China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week is “Learning from each other for the well-being of the future”, which encompasses cultural exchange, academic research and scientific cooperation as well as other fields. During the week, a couple of high-profile events would be held, including China-ASEAN High-level Educational Official Conference, China-ASEAN Maritime Cooperative activities, China-ASEAN Chinese Language Education Seminar，Summit Forums on Maritime Silk Road, national agricultural economy and green transformation.
TUTE’s delegates attended the opening ceremony, the first board meeting of China-ASEAN Education and Training Alliance and China-ASEAN International Education Seminar where Prof. Liu gave a speech, as well as some project promotions and exhibitions. On the sideline of the event, TUTE and delegates from Waikato Institute of Technology in New Zealand continued the talk around the detailed terms and conditions of their cooperation.
China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week was co-hosted by Chinese Foreign Ministry, Ministry of Education and Guizhou Provincial Government, in order to bring the ASEAN countries closer, facilitate education cooperation, promote cultural and educational exchange. From 2008 onward, the event has continued for eight years. TUTE, now a member of China-ASEAN Education and Training Alliance, will work together with other members to construct a platform on which we can share information and experience.