China-Asean alliance of universities inaugurated

Alliance representatives from various countries jointly pressed the alliance cooperation button at the opening ceremony of the inaugural establishment of the China-Asean Alliance of Universities for Electronic Information Innovation.

KUCHING: The Asian-China Education and Culture (ACEC) Association, Guilin University of Electronic Technology, and Guangxi Big Data Development Bureau have inaugurated the establishment of the China-Asean Alliance of Universities for Electronic Information Innovation in Guangxi, Guilin, China.

The conference held recently was conducted simultaneously at the main venue in China and at the branch venues in various countries using a combination of online and offline methods.

The governments of China and the 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) countries as well as representatives from the field of education and scholars attended the conference.

Among those invited were Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Dr Noraini Ahmad; Dr Im Koch, Secretary of State, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport in Cambodia; Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Sarawak Rector Prof Datuk Dr Jamil Hamali; Sarawak Skills Development Centre executive director Hallman Sabri; Centre of Technical Excellence Sarawak (Centexs) chief executive officer Syeed Mohd Hussein Wan Abdul Rahman, and other Asean universities and leaders.

On Sept 10, Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory letter to the 18th China-Asean Expo.

Xi noted that since the establishment of dialogue relations 30 years ago, China and Asean had continuously deepened their all-round cooperation and become each other’s largest trading partners with the most dynamic cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region.

He pointed out that last November he had made a four-pronged proposal for building a closer China-Asean community with a shared future at the opening ceremony of the 17th China-Asean Expo.

Looking into the future, China is willing to strengthen strategic mutual trust with Asean and deepen cooperation in pandemic response, economy, trade, and other areas.

It is looks forward to promoting the early implementation of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership as well as high-quality joint construction to the Belt and Road Initiative, so as to forge a higher-level strategic partnership and jointly maintain the good momentum of regional prosperity and development.