Chen Xu Attends China-U.S. Social and People-to-People Dialogue
Chen Xu, the Chairperson of Tsinghua University Council, attended China-U.S. social and people-to-people dialogue in New York from September 25th to 26th. The events included the China-U.S. University Presidents and Think Tank Forum, the inauguration ceremony of the China-U.S. Young Maker Summit and China-U.S. Youth Innovation Center, at which Chen Xu delivered a speech on “China-U.S. Relationship Review”, and held meetings with participants from the two countries to promote cooperation between Tsinghua University and various institutions in the United States.
On September 26th, the China-U.S. University Presidents’ and Think Tank Forum was held at Columbia University in New York, USA. Experts and scholars from renowned universities and think tanks of the two countries held discussions on the following four topics: “China-U.S. Relationship Review: From Economic, Political and Cultural Perspective””, “The Next 50 Years: Proposals in Tailoring Mutual Trust and Benefits”, “Exploring Suggestions in Deepening China- U.S. People-to-People Exchange” and “Belt and Road: From Chinese and American Understanding”. Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong attended the forum and delivered a keynote speech. Josette Sheeran, President and CEO of the Asia Society, Stephen Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of The Blackstone Group, and Henry A. Kissinger, former U.S. Secretary of State, addressed the forum. They spoke highly of the importance of China-U.S. relations for world peace and prosperity, gave full affirmation to the significance of people-to-people exchange in enhancing mutual understanding and cooperation between the two countries, and noted that they would continue their efforts in promoting the development of bilateral relations.
“Universities are not only pioneers in China-U.S. cultural exchanges but also catalysts for China-U.S. relations. In recent years, the contact between institutes of higher education of the two countries has become closer, and the gradually deepening cooperative education programs between China and the United States have become models for China-U.S. win-win cooperation and cultural exchanges, injecting new dynamism into the new development of higher education in the two countries and helping to build a better future for bilateral relations,” said Chen Xu.
“China and the United States share the same pursuit of peace and development and face the same global challenges such as the environment, climate, security and development. Therefore, the universities of the two countries must jointly assume the mission of talent cultivation, scientific research, social services, cultural inheritance and innovation, and international exchange and cooperation with a wider vision, a more positive attitude and stronger actions, to establish a broader communication platform for scholars and young talents in China and the United States, and provide powerful support for creating a better world,” noted Chen Xu.
Prior to the forum, Vice Premier Liu Yandong met Chinese and foreign guests in the forum; Chen Xu also attended the meeting. During the meeting, Chen Xu talked with Henry A. Kissinger, former U.S. Secretary of State, Robert Zimmer, President of the University of Chicago, Peter Salovey, President of Yale University, Mark Wrighton, President of Washington University in St Louis, Josette Sheeran, President and CEO of the Asia Society, and Stephen Schwarzman, Chairman and CEO of The Blackstone Group, on issues related to bilateral cooperation and exchange on education.
On the afternoon of September 25th, Chen Xu attended the inauguration ceremony of the China-U.S. Young Maker Summit and China-U.S. Youth Innovation Center held at New York University.
By Guo Lili