Professor Zhou Guping, Vice Chair of the Development Committee of Zhejiang University, Director of Center for Research Regional Coordination Development, Zhejiang University, visited Bowen Education Group (BEgroup) representing the delegation from Zhejiang University.
Professor Zhou Guiping was introduced to BEGroup President of Board Kingsley Wang and Chief Executive Officer Lucy Liang the basic conditions of Zhejiang University and Center for Research Regional Coordination Development and the Western Academy as well as the major achievements made in participating in the “One Belt One Road Initiative.” She said that people-to-people bonds were key to the implementation of the “One Belt and One Road Initiative” and a smooth implementation provided a social foundation. She believed that talent was the fulcrum and the key to building One Belt One Road.
In order to promote people-to-people bonds, we must first of all strengthen the cultivation of all kinds of talents under One Belt One Road Initiative. Second, we should promote the mutual understanding and mutual acquaintance between China and countries along the route. In order to ensure long term sustainability of One Belt One Road, all countries along the route should create cultural projects linked to people’s hearts and encourage full participation. She stated the essential aid work was an important policy tool to achieve mutual understanding and bringing people’s hearts together. Therefore, China needed to further improve its foreign aid system and form a more effective platform system for aid work. At the same time, it was necessary to further enhance the implementation of Chinese “going global” enterprises’ social responsibility. In this way, the “going global” enterprises could better serve and integrate into the local societies and to create a better business environment. She also emphasized the need to give full play to the fundamental role of education diplomacy in establishing commonalities, long-term and pioneering goals of people-to-people bonds and establish a multi-layered and wide-ranging humanistic cooperation mechanism and cooperation platform to create a friendly and harmonious international atmosphere for the “One Belt One Road” and a wide range of solid social foundation.
At the same time, Kingsley Wang, President of Board of Begroup accompanied Professor Zhou Guping and her delegation visited the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China New Zealand Branch, Yashili New Zealand Dairy Co., Ltd. and other enterprises. They introduced the challenges and difficulties encountered by Chinese enterprises throughout the journey of “going global” status of Chinese enterprises investing or financing in New Zealand as well as Chinese SMEs in New Zealand’s social integration process and so on. Through the research center, both parties further understood the development needs and difficulties of “going global” enterprises. In the future, both parties would put in efforts to provide information and decision-making consulting services for “go global” enterprises and carry out beneficial exploration in risk prevention and control and personnel training.
Zhejiang University’s Center for Research Regional Coordination Development and the Oceania Silk Road Network (OSRN) signed a strategic cooperation agreement. Based on the principle and cooperation modes of “Discuss, Build and Share Together”, both parties will promote the cooperation between Oceania countries such as China and New Zealand and encourage full participation in building Belt and Road Initiatives from different sectors such as political, trade, education by information sharing and resource integration.
Both parties will work hard to build a platform for government, academia, and research institutes to promote the transformation of science and technology and industrial cooperation. They will also create platforms for academic exchanges, building research alliances, closely conducting academic and collaborative research, jointly holding high-end academic forums and building international talent cultivation platforms. The expected outcomes are providing personnel, staff training, decision making services for governments and enterprises from countries along the route. This will provide talent support in building One Belt One Road Initiatives.
Professor Zhou Guping spoke highly of New Zealand’s commitment to deepening the cooperation with China and building an innovative cooperative mechanism that served to promote economic globalization and sustainable development within the framework of the “One Belt and One Road Initiative.” She said she looked forward to uniting all forces through the Summit to participate in the “One Belt and One Road” construction and achieve strategic docking with both a large pattern and a high starting point, as well as a multi-level and pragmatic ground-based cooperation.