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Beihang Global Competency Development Forum Held
Release time:December 18, 2023 /

The Beihang Global Competency Development Forum kicked off on December 10 at Ruxin Conference Centre in the Xueyuan Road Campus. Yang Lijun, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee of Beihang University, and Li Dongdong, former Deputy Director General of the General Administration of Press and Publication, graced the forum with their opening speeches. Zhou Li, former Vice Minister of the Liaison Department of the Central People's Government of China, made the opening report.

Hosted by the School of Foreign Languages, and co-organized by Shen Yuan College, the forum welcomed esteemed guests and representatives from ten institutions, including the Foreign Languages Bureau of China, the State Atomic Energy Agency, China Daily, the European Union Association of China, the Chinese Embassy in France, the Shanghai Institute of Global Governance and Regional Country Studies, China Central Radio and Television (CCTV), Tsinghua University, Beijing Foreign Studies University, and the Foreign Affairs College.

In his speech, Yang Lijun noted that this forum marks a significant stride in broadening and deepening global competency development in both research and practical realms. He expressed Beihang's earnest desire to collaborate with all participants in nurturing internationally-oriented talents aligned with the requisites of national progress.

Li Dongdong emphasized that contemporary students should focus on improving cross-cultural understanding and communication skills. He underscored the significance of cultivating a robust skill set to effectively navigate the swift changes and ongoing integration of the world. He also encouraged students to become international talents equipped with global vision.

Leveraging his extensive management background and practical expertise, Zhou Li delivered a report on the theme of "General and Specific Principles and Their Application in International Relations." Drawing from foundational principles encompassing both general and specific aspects, he encouraged students to pay attention to the international situation, foster a correct perspective on history, comprehend the broader context, and understand individual roles within it.

Following that, an esteemed panel of speakers made keynote reports, delving into topics such as international communication, cross-cultural exchanges, mutual appreciation between Chinese and foreign civilizations, global governance, and talent training for international organizations. Among them were Huang Ping, Deputy Director of the Department of International Cooperation at the National Atomic Energy Agency; Xiao Lianbing, Deputy Secretary General of the European Union Association of China; Zhang Li, Vice Dean of Tsinghua University School of Journalism and Communication; Li Jingjing, Vice Dean from CCTV's China International Television; Huang Wei, First-Class Inspector from the Chinese Bureau of Foreign Languages' Comprehensive Business Department; Sun Jisheng, Vice President of the Foreign Affairs College; Zeng Qingkai, Editor-in-Chief of the Chinese Daily News 21st Century Newspaper; Jia Wenjian, Deputy Secretary and Vice President of Beijing Foreign Studies University; Ma Yansheng, former Minister-Counsellor of Education at the Chinese Embassy in France; and Hu Chunchun, head of the postgraduate course on the characteristics of European civilizations at the Shanghai Institute of Global Governance and Regional Country Studies.

Throughout the forum, student representatives engaged in profound discussions with the experts on various subjects, such as international exchange learning, strategies for becoming global governance talents, and methods to expand their international perspectives. The experts encouraged students to strive for continuous improvement in their comprehensive abilities.

Xiao Hong, Secretary of the Party Committee of Beihang University School of Foreign Languages, delivered the closing speech, outlining the college's future endeavors. He said that in the future, the college will strengthen the internationalization of talent development and cultivate students' ability to effectively learn and excel in international and multicultural settings.

Written by: Liu Yuanbo, Liu Wei, Fan Zhuoyi

Reviewed by: Xiao Hong

Edited by: Jia Aiping

Translated by: Zhuo Yuzhu

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