|Sun Qixin Attended the “Belt & Road” - Phoenix TV’s Partner Conference and Released a Report on China’s Contribution to South-South Cooperation
On the afternoon of April 24, Sun Qixin, President of China Agricultural University(CAU), attended the “Belt & Road” - Phoenix TV’s Partner Conference, and released a report on China’s Contribution to South-South Cooperation: Cases and Implications, together with Jorge Chediek, Director of UN Office for South-South Cooperation(UNOSSC), Cai E’sheng, Chairman of the Financial Center for South-South Cooperation(FCSSC), and Liu Diandian, the representative of Phoenix TV.
In his speech, Sun Qixin pointed out that with the support of UNOSSC, FCSSC and Phoenix TV, CAU, a technical partner of the report, has organized the teachers from Peking University, Fudan University, University of International Business and Economics, Zhejiang Normal University, Shanghai International Studies University and CAU to finish writing and editing the report. The report illustrates different cases of China’s participation in South-South Cooperation, covering six major areas, namely industrial parks, infrastructure construction, health care services, agricultural technology transfer, free trade zone construction, and capacity building. Apart from describing the engagement of the Chinese government, enterprises, non-government organizations, and other departments in South-South Cooperation, it puts forward some valuable suggestions in the hope of promoting exchange activities and provoking reflections on South-South Cooperation led by emerging countries such as China. Sun Qixin introduced the efforts made by CAU as a leading high-level institution in field of Chinese agriculture in South-South Cooperation. It was particularly worth mentioning that the China Institute for South-South Cooperation in Agriculture (CISSCA) was established at the end of 2017, with a view to vigorously boosting South-South Cooperation with agricultural and rural development as the main task through knowledge contribution, policy exchanges, capacity building, talent training, overseas demonstration, etc. He said that CAU will continue to promote South-South Cooperation with partners and welcome more friends.
In the dialogue session “China’s Participation in South-South Cooperation and Trilateral Cooperation”, Xu Jin, the assistant of the dean of the China Belt and Road Institute for Agricultural Cooperation (BRIAC), took China-UN-FAO South-South Cooperation and CAU-Tanzania’s demonstration project of helping thousands of farmers increase their corn yields and revenue as examples, to explain the characteristics, trends and specific challenges faced by China in trilateral cooperation.
In the exhibition area of Phoenix TV’s partners, the “Belt & Road” Agricultural Youth Leadership Program initiated by BRIAC and UNOSSC was on display.
The “Belt & Road”- Phoenix TV’s Partner Conference was held before the Second Belt & Road Forum for International Cooperation, aiming to bring together government institutions, economic development leading organizations, research institutions, academia, non-government organizations, enterprises, media and other parties concerned. Through sharing experiences and studying cases, innovative solutions for the “Belt and Road Initiative” were explored and discussed. The conference was attended by Daniel Gustafson, Deputy Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Nicholas Rosellini, UN Coordinator in China, Liu Changle, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Phoenix TV, Zhang Wei, Vice President of Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation, and 150 representatives from other international institutions, academic institutions, media and enterprises. Li Xiaoyun, Dean of BRIAC in CAU, participated in the conference with Sun Qixin.