Friday, July 29, 2022

Chinese Ambassador visits Cardiff University

A sweatshirt for old times!
by New Worker correspondent

The Chinese ambassador recalled his student days in Wales when he returned to the Welsh capital on 7th July to meet Colin Riordan, the President and Vice-Chancellor of Cardiff University to discuss deepening exchanges and co-operation between the university and People’s China.
    Prof Riordan warmly welcomed Zheng Zeguang back to his alma mater after 36 years and updated the Ambassador on the University's progress in teaching, scientific research and co-operation with Chinese universities in recent years.
    Cardiff University has established long-term co-operative relations with Xiamen University, Beijing Normal University and Peking University in China. These projects have played an important role in the improvement of teaching and scientific research capabilities on both sides.
    Some 4,000 Chinese students currently attend Cardiff University, which would like even more to come and study in the future. The University is also willing to strengthen co-operation with Chinese industry to promote the transformation and application of scientific research results.
    Zheng congratulated his alma mater on the great changes that have taken place over the years. Calling it a first-class research university, the Ambassador commended its profound historical heritage and its open and diverse campus culture. The Chinese side appreciated Cardiff University's firm commitment to promoting China–UK educational exchanges and co-operation, and the attention and care given to Chinese students during the epidemic.
    He recalled his experience as a student at Cardiff University College in the 1980s, when China was in the early years of reform and opening-up. China has undergone tremendous changes since then. China's comprehensive strength and the people's living standards have improved significantly, and socialism with Chinese characteristics has entered a new era.
    China adheres to comprehensive and deeper reforms and higher-level opening-up to the outside world, and will continue to encourage Chinese universities to deepen exchanges and co-operation with Cardiff University. He hoped that Cardiff University would continue to play an exemplary role in China–UK educational exchanges and co-operation.

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