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2014 American Mandarin Society Leadership Elite Training Program

June 16 , 2014 01:43 PM by

From June 16thto 21st, 2014, the Institute for China-US People-to-People Exchange of Peking University (now the Institute for Global Cooperation and Understanding) and Shanghai Overseas Chinese Foundation organized the “American Mandarin Society Leadership Elite Training Program” in China. Eight outstanding elite scholars from the American Mandarin Society participated in the training program.

The American Mandarin Society consists of members who have studied, investigated and lived in Greater China. Their mastery of Chinese and their understanding of Chinese culture have effectively promoted based on mutual trust and communication between China and the United States, thereby establishing a harmonious, stable and prosperous bilateral relationship.

On the morning of June 16th, eight elites welcomed their first class in China at the School of International Studies of Peking University. Professor Jia Qingguo, Dean of the School of International Studies of Peking University and Director of iGCU, first welcomed them to China. Yang Qing, Associate Professor of the Institute of International Strategy of the Party School of the Central Committee of CPC, Professor Han Baojiang, Director of the Institute of International Strategy of the Party School of the Central Committee of CPC, and Zhao Lei, Professor of the Institute of International Strategy of the Party School of the Central Committee of CPC, respectively introduced the situation of China under the themes “Specific connotations of socialism with Chinese characteristics in a globalized world”, “How can the Communist Party not only have Marxist ideology but also carry out market reform?” and “Understanding China’s grand strategy”. During the lecture, the Chinese and American scholars interacted frequently, and the atmosphere was active.

After the morning activity, the members of the American Mandarin Society visited Shanghai to learn more about China through a combination of classroom lectures and on-the-spot visits.