Third International Scientific Seminar “Russia-China Bilateral Cooperation and Regional Exchanges” Ends in Novosibirsk

[Source]    Confucius Institute at NSTU [Time]    2018-11-20 10:48:33 
 

On November 2nd, local time, the 3rd International Scientific Seminar “Russia-China Bilateral Cooperation and Regional Exchanges”, jointly sponsored by the State Government of Novosibirsk and the Confucius Institute at Novosibirsk State Technical University opened at the conference hall of Novosibirsk State Government. Petukhov, First Deputy Mayor of Novosibirsk, Sannikov, Director of the Foreign Affairs Bureau of Novosibirsk, Evnasov, Representative of the Foreign Ministry of Novosibirsk, Nekrasov, Rector for International Relations of NSTU, and Khripunov, Russian Director of the Confucius Institute at NSTU attended the opening ceremony.

The opening ceremony was hosted by Petukhov. He said that in recent years, cooperation between Russia and China has become closer. Regional cooperation, particularly, has been flourishing. Novosibirsk and China’s Heilongjiang Province have broad prospects for cooperation. He hoped the seminar would broaden even further the cooperation and tackle the problems in cooperation between Novosibirsk and Heilongjiang Province.

In his speech, Evnasov maintained that Novosibirsk has established friendship-city relations with five cities in China. The two sides have carried out pragmatic cooperation in economics, politics, science and education. In particular, the Confucius Institute has played an active role in promoting Chinese culture and is a bridge for Russia-China cultural exchanges. The prospects for cooperation between Russia and China are bright, but there are some problems to be solved. He believed that through this seminar, experts and scholars would find out solutions and promote the cooperation between the two sides to achieve new heights.


Evnasov delivering a speech

Sannikov expressed the seminar would provide opportunities for experts and scholars to exchange ideas and make discussions. He pointed out that the youth will be the most powerful booster for cooperation between Russia and China in the future. He hoped that the majority of young students would actively participate in discussions, and give suggestions for the Russia-China cooperation with regards to fields including economics, politics, culture and education.

Khripunov read a congratulatory letter from Yu Jihai, Minister of Education of the Chinese Embassy in Russia. In his letter, Yu mentioned that Chinese language, as an inseparable part of Chinese culture, has always been the focus of cultural cooperation between China and Russia and he hoped that at the seminar, experts and scholars would hit off with the spark of thought, letting Russian people know more about China and further deepening the educational and cultural cooperation between China and Russia.


Khripunov delivering a speech

In the subsequent plenary meeting, Isaev, Deputy Director of the Center for the Study and Forecasting of Russian-Chinese Relations (IFES RAS), Shunkov, President of Kemerovo State University of Culture and Arts, Radus, Director of the Far East Language Teaching and Research Center of Military University of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Zhao Yonghua, Professor of Renmin University of China, An Lihong, Deputy Dean of the Institute of Russian Language in Dalian University of Foreign Languages gave speeches, to which the audience responded enthusiastically.


Isaev delivering a speech


An Lihong delivering a speech

The 3rd International Scientific Seminar “Russia-China Bilateral Cooperation and Regional Exchanges”, lasting for two days consisted of two sub-forums. The forum topics were “Status and Prospects of Sino-Russian cooperation” and “Language and Culture—Strengthening China-Russia Bilateral Cooperation”. The experts and scholars attending the forum actively discussed and exchanged ideas on the forum topics, and provided practical methods for solving the problems in Sino-Russian regional cooperation and Chinese teaching.


Round-table conference


Experts discussing issues with each other

In the seminar, the Confucius Institute cooperated with the Government, inviting experts from the Far East Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and scholars from various universities. It promoted the study of Chinese issues among Russian researchers and established a platform for humanities exchanges between the two countries.

During the seminar, a local textbook exhibition was held, which included Textbook of Chinese, newly edited by the Confucius Institute at Moscow University of Humanities, Advanced Newspaper Reading and Chinese Business Letters by the Confucius Institute at the National Technical University of Novosibirsk, Translation Course by Military University of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation and Culture of Chinese Symbols by the Institute of Far Eastern Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences.


Book fair


Closing ceremony

On November 3rd, the closing ceremony of the 3rd International Scientific Symposium “Russia-China Bilateral Cooperation and Regional Exchanges” was held at the Exhibition Center in Novosibirsk. Khripunov and Wang Chanjuan, Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute, attended the closing ceremony. Khripunov thanked the experts and presented them letters of thanks and certificates.

 
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