Advantageous Resources Integrated to Create a Sichuan Platform for Overseas Cultural Exchanges

On March 29, the Sichuan Provincial Overseas Chinese Affairs Office, Sichuan Overseas Friendship Association, and Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding formally signed a cooperative framework agreement to link Chinese and overseas advantages and the globally influential giant panda brand, and establish a brand-new platform for spreading Chinese civilization and the Bashu culture, and serving Sichuan’s open development by fully utilizing the role of overseas Chinese as a bridge. This agreement states that the parties will unite their efforts to tell stories of China and Sichuan via the Sichuan model and Panda brand, contributing even more to socialist modernization construction in Sichuan. Wen Su, deputy director-general of the United Front Work Department of the Provincial Party Committee and the head of Provincial Overseas Chinese Affairs Office; and Wu Yongsheng, secretary and director of the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding attended the signing ceremony.

In recent years, the Sichuan Provincial Overseas Chinese Affairs Office and Sichuan Overseas Friendship Association have implemented a series of deployments for the central and provincial Party committees, and carefully cultivated a series of non-governmental overseas Chinese diplomatic brands, such as Cultured China • Splendid Sichuan, Sichuan Cuisine • World Flavor, etc. They continue to hold OHTC, one of the largest and most internationalized high-tech talent exchange events in China, demonstrating their role in serving the state's overall diplomacy and Sichuan's innovation-driven, high-quality development. The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding continues to highlight the world-class culture that surrounds the giant panda. It has pioneered the international scientific research cooperation model, elevated the giant panda as a non-governmental ambassador to promote cultural exchanges between China and other countries, mutual learning between Chinese and foreign civilizations, and tightened the emotional bonds that connect the world and peoples. This time, the cooperation, between the host and two parties that focuses on the general philosophy of co-building bases, co-cultivating brands, sharing resources, and co-building mechanisms, optimizes the cooperation model, and explores the cooperation and progress in depth. It promotes the implementation of list of projects, and works together to reach Sichuan-flavored results in the post-epidemic era; pursues mutually beneficial development for the future, improves work quality and efficiency, and high-quality development by integration resources and complementary advantages to better serve major strategic deployments of the central and provincial Party committees.

It is reported that the both parties in 2022 will continue to deepen and broaden their cooperation in 7 key cooperative projects, including high-quality education and training, international academic exchange, overseas Chinese giant panda bookstores, etc.

Zhu Yong’ou, Secretary General of the Alumni Association of the Huangpu Military Academy, Sichuan Branch, introduced more details about the cooperation; Liu Long, Special Deputy Secretary of the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding presided over the signing ceremony, and the person-in-charge of relevant departments for the host attended the ceremony.