The Davos Summit takes place this year against the backdrop of a crisis that has ruined livelihoods and widened inequalities globally.
The Master of Contemporary Chinese Studies is a key measure by Renmin University of China (RUC) to actively support the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in education.
The key tasks outlined at the meeting include promoting high-quality development, boosting technology innovation, consolidating the security and stability of industrial and supply chains and strengthening the domestic market's support for economic growth. Let's take a look at what experts had to say about the meeting.
On December 14th, 2020, under the guidance of Silk Road Think Tank Association(SRTA), “China’s New Development Paradigm and High-Quality Belt and Road Cooperation” International Webinar was held in Beijing, co-organized by Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China (RDCY) and China Center for Contemporary World Studies, International Department of CPC Central Committee (IDCPC). More than 30 former foreign dignitaries, well-known experts and scholars discussed together for the prosperity and development of the world and the bright future of mankind.
On December 10, 2020, "Suzhou Silk Road Forum 2020: The 14th Five-Year Plan and High-Quality Development of Belt and Road" was held in Suzhou campus of Renmin University of China. The forum was guided by China Public Diplomacy Association, hosted by Suzhou Campus of Renmin University of China and co-organized by Silk Road School of Renmin University of China and Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies of Renmin University of China (RDCY). Former foreign dignitaries, domestic senior officials, experts and scholars, social celebrities, and the Silk Road School students, a total of more than 100 people gathered. The aim was to deeply understand the 14th Five-Year Plan and the development of educational research and think tanks of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), launch the strategic cooperation of the BRI international education university alliance, and promote the high-quality development of the BRI education initiative.
Regarding criticism from the West over China's diplomacy and all kinds of labels they have attached for some time, Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng dismissed them as misunderstanding China's diplomacy, stressing that China has always been a country of etiquette, valuing harmony, and never taking the initiative to provoke others, nor running to the door of another's house to pick a quarrel.
I worked as a journalist for eight years, and have been the executive dean and professor of the Chongyang Institute, Renmin University of China, a leading think tank in China, also for eight years. These combined experiences give me confidence to speak about the relations between think tanks and the media.