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Brief Introduction to the China-UK High-level People-to-people Exchange Mechanism

June 21 , 2020 11:54 PM by iGCU

Development

During Premier Wen Jiabao's visit to the UK in June 2011, he reached an agreement with British Prime Minister David Cameron on the establishment of the China-UK High-level People-to-people Exchange Mechanism. Both sides agreed that the China-UK High-level People-to-people Exchange Mechanism should be brought into play to promote bilateral cooperation in education, culture, youth and media.

On April 16, 2012, Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong and Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt co-chaired the first meeting and launching ceremony of the China-UK High-level People-to-people Exchange Mechanism in London, England, signed theMemorandum of Understanding on the Establishment of the China-UK High-level People-to-people Exchange Mechanismand theJoint Statement of the First Meeting of the China-UK High-level People-to-people Exchange Mechanism, and determined the bilateral cooperation in education, science & technology, culture, media, sports and youth. The China-UK High-level People-to-people Exchange Mechanism was formally established.

On September 6, 2014, Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong and Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt co-chaired the second meeting of the China-UK High-level People-to-people Exchange Mechanism in Beijing, China, and signedthe Joint Statement of the Second Meeting of the China-UK High-level People-to-people Exchange Mechanism.Health was incorporated into the areas of cooperation at the second meeting of the Mechanism.

On September 17, 2015, Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong and Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt co-chaired the third meeting of the China-UK High-level People-to-people Exchange Mechanism in London, England, and signed theJoint Statement of the Third Meeting of the China-UK High-level People-to-people Exchange Mechanism.Tourism and sub-national cooperation were incorporated into the areas of cooperation at the third meeting of the Mechanism.The second meeting of the Mechanism generated over 300 exchange in various fields.

On December 6, 2016, Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong and Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt co-chaired the fourth meeting of the China-UK High-level People-to-people Exchange Mechanism in Shanghai, China, and signed theJoint Statement of the Fourth Meeting of the China-UK High-level People-to-people Exchange Mechanism.

On December 7, 2017, Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong and Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt co-chaired the fifth meeting of the China-UK High-level People-to-people Exchange Mechanism in London, England, and signed theJoint Statement of the Fifth Meeting of the China-UK High-level People-to-people Exchange Mechanism.Both sides summarized a list of 71 cooperation achievements in various fields since the establishment of the Mechanism in 2012 and a list of 40 cooperation achievements in various fields for the next stage.Social equality and women were incorporated into the areas of cooperation at the fifth meeting of the Mechanism.

On February 1, 2018, Chinese President Xi Jinping met with British Prime Minister Theresa May on her official visit to China at the Diaoyutai Guesthouse in Beijing.Xi Jinping pointed out that the UK was the first western power that recognized the New China.Since the establishment of the diplomatic tie, bilateral cooperation in various fields has yielded fruitful results.China is willing to cooperate with the UK to promote the healthy and stable development of China-UK relations in the new era.Theresa May hoped that the UK and China could carry out the Belt and Road cooperation to promote global and regional economic growth.↵She also hoped that hoped to strengthen pragmatic cooperation with China in trade, investment, science & technology, environment, culture and Internet to advance the UK-China global comprehensive strategic partnership in the 21stcentury.

Positioning

The China-UK High-level People-to-people Exchange Mechanism, the China-UK Economic and Financial Dialogue and the China-UK Strategic Dialogue are the three pillars of China-UK exchange and cooperation.

Cooperation fields

Education, science & technology, culture, media, sports, youth, health, tourism, sub-national cooperation, social equality and women.

Brand activities

Education

China-UK Exchange Program for Mathematics Teachers is one of the key programs of the China-UK High-level People-to-people Exchange Mechanism, and has become the highlight of China-UK educational cooperation.

China-UK Ministerial Consultation on Education, Ten Thousand Chinese Students in the UK in Five Years, China-UK Partnership School Exchange Program,China-UK Exchange Program for Mathematics Teachers and China-UK University Sports Week.

Science & technology

China-UK Strategic Cooperation Plan in Key Areas, China-UK Research and Innovation Bridge and UK-China Joint Research and Innovation Partnership Fund.

Culture

UK-China Year of Cultural Exchange and a series of cultural activities and Happy Spring Festival activities for Celebrating Tang Xianzu and Shakespeare on the 400thAnniversary of Their Death.

Health

China-UK Health Policy Dialogue, China-UK Prosperity Fund Program and China-UK Global Health Support Program.

Media

China-UK Film and TV Conference, China Film and TV Conference (UK), China-UK Creative Industry Exhibition, China-UK Creative Industry Forum, "Focus on China" Film Exhibition in London and London China Book Festival.

Sports

China-UK Football Development Forum and Sino-British School Rowing Competition.

Tourism

Promotion activities of Beautiful China --- Year of Silk Road Tourism.

Sub-national people-to-people cooperation

The UK-China Regional Leaders Summit.

Youth

The UK-China Young Leaders Roundtable, China-UK Student Leadership Innovation Camp, China-UK Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum, China-UK Youth Partnership Program and Chevening Youth Leadership Training Program.

Source: ccipe.edu.cn