[photopress:Wang_Weiguang.jpg,full,alignright]The first ever collaboration between China’s top college for senior Party officials — the Central Party School (CPS) of the Communist Party of China (CPC) — and Harvard came with the recent China Social Development Forum.
Held in Beijing it was attended by more than 50 scholars and focused on social development problems such as health, education and housing, which the CPC views as the core content of building a harmonious socialist society.
In his opening remarks CPS vice president Wang Weiguang, shown here, said, ‘Through the forum, we can further mutual understanding, evolve better solutions and lay the foundations of future collaboration. I hope the forum will achieve positive results which contribute to the building of China’s harmonious society.’
Professor Barry Bloom, head of the Harvard School of Public Health, hoped the forum would mark the successful beginning of an informative and provocative dialogue ‘between scholars and policy makers of our two universities and countries.’
‘Social sector development is more than a means to an end,’ he said. “It is an end in itself.’
To date, the CPS has established academic relations with more than 30 countries and regions across the world and hosted more than 30 bilateral and multilateral seminars on fields including politics, economy, law, history and culture.
Source: Jongo News
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