From October 26 to November 2, China-National Institute for SCO International Exchange and Judicial Cooperation (hereinafter referred to as CNISCO) at Shanghai University of Political Science and Law held the International Seminar on Forward-looking Education Policies from the Perspective of the Rule of Law (Eurasian Region) online. The seminar was held to celebrate the 30th anniversary of China-ASEAN Dialogue relationship, in which participants discussed the latest developments in international education policies from the perspective of rule of law and major countries’ regular pattern in rule of law education construction, aiming to provide intellectual support for the modernization of educational legislation, educational public policies-making and educational governance capabilities in Eurasian countries.
On the afternoon of October 26, the opening ceremony of the seminar was held at CNISCO. SUN Xiaobing, Executive Chairman of Chinese Society of Educational Development Strategy (CSEDS) and Former Director of Policy Research and Legal System Construction Department of the Ministry of Education; Zheng Shaohua, Vice President of the Shanghai University of Political Science and Law; Chen Wenyi, Deputy Director of the Secretariat of China-ASEAN Education Exchange Week Organising Committee; Chen Xiao, Dean of the School of Continuing Education at SHUPL and Director of the Training Department at CNISCO; Wang Yufeng, Director of the Center for Emergency Management and Forensic Research at CNISCO and all trainees attended the opening ceremony online and offline respectively. Shanghai University of Political Science and Law (Continuing Education Institute) Training Department) Dean, Chen Xiao, Director of the Training Department of the CNISCO Office; Wang Yufeng, Director of the CNISCO Emergency Management and Forensic Research Center, and all the trainees attended the opening ceremony online and offline respectively.
Zheng Shaohua, as the representative of the organizer, expressed heartfelt thanks to all the leaders and guests and extended a sincere welcome to all the trainees participating in the opening ceremony. He said that holding this online seminar in the post-epidemic era not only adds new elements to the series of activities of the China-ASEAN Education Exchange Week, but also contributes to building a platform for BRI education cooperation, school-enterprise cooperation, integration of industry and education, and youth exchanges, providing intellectual support for the modernization of education legislation, education public policies and educational governance capabilities of countries in the Eurasian region.
Chen Wenyi introduced in his speech that since 2008, China-ASEAN Education Exchange Week has been successfully held for 14 consecutive years. With the theme of “United Knowledge and Action to Jointly Build an Educational Prospect of Sustainable Development Cooperation”, centered on two mainstreams of “Weather the Trying Times with Continuous Educational Exchanges” and “Fully Implement the Spirit of the National Conference on Vocational Education”, 24 supporting activities are designed in this year’s Exchange Week. About 3100 guests and representatives from China, ASEAN countries, Belarus, Germany, Mexico, Kazakhstan, Russia, Switzerland, Ukraine, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, and other specially invited partner countries attended the opening ceremony online and offline, including 800 foreign guests. This online seminar is an important manifestation of the friendly people-to-people exchanges between China and ASEAN countries, playing an active role in consolidating people-to-people exchanges between countries under the normal situation of epidemic prevention and control and making significant contributions to serving the construction of the Belt and Road Initiative.
Kenny Khan, Principal of GIT Academy in Malaysia, as the representative of the participants, extended his gratitude to the organizer and said that he was very delightful to meet with officials and educational administrators of Eurasian countries online to discuss the topics of educational policy from the perspective of rule of law. Although the epidemic blocked our gatherings offline, it cannot stop us from developing online cooperation and exchanges.
Mariam Movsisyan, Vice-rector for International Relations and Education Reforms at Armenian National Agrarian University, said that education is the fundamental way for mankind to carry forward civilization and knowledge, cultivate social talents, and have a better life. The quality of education directly affects the future development of a country. Affected by the epidemic, universities around the world are facing new challenges almost every day, and at the same time, they are gaining new experiences. She expressed her high expectations for the series of courses in this seminar on educational policies and concepts, the internationalization of higher education governance, the legal issues of international exchanges in universities, and the rule of law education under the modernization of governance system capabilities.
After the opening ceremony, Sun Xiaobing, Executive president of Chinese Society of Educational Development Strategy and Former Director of the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, gave special lectures to the participants on policy implementation and development prospects for Chinese-foreign cooperation in running schools.
The International Seminar on Forward-looking Education Policies from the Perspective of the Rule of Law (Eurasian Region) is one of the important activities of China-ASEAN Education Exchange Week, with approximately 200 people from 14 countries including Malaysia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Armenia, Russia, and Belarus signed up for the event. CNISCO will continue to leverage its advantages to integrate international and domestic research resources relating to educational policy from the perspective of rule of law by holding such seminars, providing intellectual support for the modernization of educational legislation, educational public policies-making, and educational governance capabilities in Eurasian countries.
The Training Department, CNISCO
October 27, 2021