From Sept. 15th to 17th, 2017, the 12th National Academies of Social Sciences President Council was held in Xichang City, Sichuan Province, which attracted about 200 scholars from 31 academies of social sciences. The theme was Building High-end and New Types of Think-tanks for Servicing Economy and Social Development, and it had three forums including Think-tank, Incorruption, and Elimination of Poverty. On the opening ceremony, Wang Weiguang, the president of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences indicated that Philosophy and social science innovation project must be implemented vigorously, for setting up the practical carrier of Philosophy and social science innovation system, in particular mechanisms structural innovations, promoting innovations in the discipline system, academic views and scientific research methods, and striving to form Philosophy and social science innovation system with Chinese characteristics and style. Professor Li Houqiang, Secretary of Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences Committee of
On September 14th, 2017, the “Western China Forum on Sustainable Urban Development” was held in Chengdu with the theme for “opening up and cooperation: the next stop of urban development”. This forum is co-sponsored by the Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences and the United Nations Development Program in China and the Sichuan Bureau of Expo Affairs. More than 150 experts and scholars from the home and abroad attended the forum.
The Sixth China India Forum, co-organized by SASS, Indian Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) and International Management Institute of India, is grandly held in SASS from September 13 th to 14 th , 2017.Themed by “Economic Development and Poverty Alleviation” , i t mainly discuss es the ec onomy, trade and poverty issue in China in the new period. More than 120 foreign and domestic experts and scholars from the fields of economy, society, culture, education and environment attend s the seminar.
On Sept. 5th, 2017, the Second Overseas Chinese New Media Forum was held in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, with the intention of expanding overseas internet resources and magnifying Chinese influence. The theme was “One Belt and One Road” & Overseas Chinese New Media, and it attracted more than 300 experts and scholars from 42 countries and regions to attend.
The “ Four Comprehensive s” Strategic Blueprint Seminar of Sichuan Province was held in Chengdu on August 30 th . Related leading comrades from provincial departments and scholar s from Sichuan social and sciences theory circle, 160-odd people in total, participated in the seminar.
The Fifth Western Frontier Safety and Development Seminar was held on A ugust 28 th in Chengdu. Experts and Scholars from China Academy of Social Sciences, China Tibetology Research Center, Zhejiang University, Xinjiang University, Tibet University, Sichuan University, etc. participated in the seminar and conducted in-d epth discussion around the theme. Academician Xie Heping from Sichuan University made opening remark and then held the releasing ceremony of China Non-Traditional Security Research Report(2016-2017) . Prof. Yu Xiaofeng, from Zhejiang University and Luo Zhongshu , Director of Collaborative Innovation Center for Security and Development of Western Frontier China and Dean of International Relationship College of Sichuan University released report . The opening ceremony was presided by Prof. Yan Shiing, Vice President of Sichuan University.
On Aug. 25th to 27th, 2017, the First Session of Innovation and Development Forum for Featured Small Town in Western China was held in Chengdu, Sichuan Province.
On August 15th, 2017, the Seventh Seminar for Sino-Arab Relations & Dialogues among Civilizations was held in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. The Round Table attracted over 70 officials, experts and religionists from 16 countries including China, Arab and League of Arab States.
On July 30th, 2017, the first Western China Health and Wellness Industry Development Forum was held in Panzhihua International Health and Wellness College , Panzhihua City , Sichuan province. With the background of the supply-side reform, more than 10 experts focused on the industry, characteristics and trends, health and wellness industry development of personnel training and other aspects to do the full discussion and put forward some relevant policy suggestions.
Lin Zhongqin, President of Shanghai Jiao Tong University , visited Sichuan Province from July 14 th to 15 th . Yin Li, Governor of Sichuan Province, Fan Ruiping, Secretary of Chengdu Municipal Committee of CPC, Luo Qiang, Mayor of Chengdu and some other leaders of Sichuan province and Chengdu held a talk with Lin Zhongqin on implementing province-university strategic cooperation framework agreement.
2017 International Conference for Himalayan Research , hosted by Collaborative Innovation Center for Security and Development of Western Frontier China and Pan-Himalayan Center for Cultural and Religious R esearch of Sichuan University, was held from July 7 th to 9 th in order to strengthen the exchange and cooperation of Sichuan University and other famous overseas universities and promote Sichuan University’s research on Pan-Himalayan area.
On July 5th, 2017, a series of blue books for Sichuan provincial reality was published by Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences, SASS, including 2017 Analysis and Forecast of Sichuan Economic Situation, 2017 Sichuan Cultural Development Report, Research Report on Corporate Social Responsibility of Sichuan From 2016 to 2017, 2017 Sichuan Urbanization Development Report, 2017 Sichuan Ecological Construction Report, and 2017 Sichuan Social Development Report; researches on the blue books in 2018 was launched as well. Researcher Guo Xiaoming, the vice-president of SASS, introduced the blue books sponsored by SASS, and put forwarded four demands for the next steps; firstly, the research should adopt competition elimination mechanism, dynamic adjustment and selective project approval, secondly, systematic thinking and overall planning for improving the quality of research, thirdly, strengthening external cooperation and implementing opening research, fourthly, encouraging publicity and enhancing result transformation.
Sichuan Internet New Media Talent s Incubation and Cultivation Sharing Meeting and Sichuan Penguin New Media School Signing Ceremony was held in Chengdu on July 2 nd .
On June 25th, 2017, the Awarding Ceremony of the Spirit of the Red Army Training Institute, and the forum for the spirit of the Red Army University was held in Wangcang County, Sichuan Province, for inheriting the fine tradition of the Red Army, and promoting its spirit. Doctor Li Rong of Party History Research Center of CPC Central Committee, Professor Li Houqiang, the secretary of Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences Committee of the CPC, SASS, and Secretary Wang Fei of Guangyuan Municipal Committee etc. attended the meeting. The institute would take advantage of the great Red Army Spirit, full Red Army cultural resources, and the spirit of Da Maopo, provide rich resources for cadre education and training, and attach most importance to develop the party spirit education and quality, and set up an important base for reflecting spirits of the people of the old revolutionary base areas of Sichuan and Shaanxi.
The Sixth New Think Tank Strategic Alliance High-Level Forum of Nine Provinces and Districts Along the Border, hosted by Jilin Academy of Social Sciences, was held in Yanji on June 21 st . More than 70 experts and scholars from Beijing, Jilin, Liaoning, Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang, Tibet, Sichuan, etc. were present at the meeting. Chen Jing’an, Vice Secretary of Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences of CPC, attended the meeting.
The 10th Southwest Forum for Ethnic Studies of China was held in Kaili City, Guizhou Province, which attracted a range of over 160 experts and scholars from CASS, Peking University, Sichuan University, and Southwest University for Nationalities, etc, June 18th to 19th, 2017. The theme is Ethnic Blending &Cultural Change &National Identity with seven issues including Ethnic Contact & Exchange & Blending and the Construction of Chinese National Community, National Cultural Development and National Identity, Ethnic Blending and the Development of Southwest Region, Population Mobility, Social Development and Ecological Change, the Development of River, Mountain and Region, Southwest Gallery and Ethnic Corridor, the Vision, Theory and Method of Ethnic Studies. Zhao Xinyu, the former president of Southwest University for Nationalities introduced the history and achievements of the forum; for it’s a great party in academic circles, he proposed more mutual discussion and in-depth communication around the theme. As a
The Eighth Sinicization of Marxism Academic Forum, organized by Marxism Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and China West Normal University, was held in Nanchong, Sichuan . More than 160 experts and scholars got together to have a discussion on “CPC’s Theoretical Innovation Since Reform and Opening-up ” .
Following the principle of complementary advantage and common development, Ministry of Civil Affairs of the PRC and Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, SWUFE set up the Theoretical Research Base of Civil Affairs Policy, for establishing strategic partnership of civil affairs policy theory between the both sides, Jun. 9th, 2017. This cooperation was based on implementing the major decisions and arrangements of Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council, combined economic and social development with new tasks and requirements for civil administration, and responded to the new needs and expectations of the people for the work of the civil administration. To be specific, it would intend to strengthen the basic research on the geographical advantages and policy advantages of the development of Sichuan’s civil affairs, deepen the exploration on the regular, forward-looking and pioneering work in civil affairs, and strengthen innovative research on major businesses and key
2017 Chinese Social Governance Fifty People Forum was held in Southwestern University of Finance and Economics on June 10 th . It was sponsored by Chinese Social Governance Research Academy and College of Social Sciences of Tsinghua University, organized by Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, People’s Government of Jinjiang District, Chengdu and co-organized by Sichuan Public Policy Innovation Research Center. Experts and scholars got together and had discussion.
On June 10 th 2017, the seminar for study on construction of Tibetan, Qiang, Yi culture corridor was held in Chengdu. The seminar was presided by Mr. Zhao Hongchuan, the deputy director of Cultural Department of Sichuan Province, Mr. Qi Bin, vice director of Cultural Industry Department of the Ministry of Culture, and relevant responsible leaders from Culture Departments of Guizhou Province, Gansu Province, Shaanxi Province, Yunnan, Tibet, Qinghai and other provinces (regions) attend the seminar.
The 6th International Forum for Chengdu Intangible Cultural Heritage Festival was held in Chengdu, Jun. 10th, 2017. The theme was the spirit and conservation practices of the Convention on “non-legacy” protection, the Convention, and it attracted a range of about 300 expert, cultural workers and the intangible cultural heritage inheritors from over 50 countries. Mr. Xiang Zhaolun, the vice-minister of Ministry of Culture of the PRC delivered a speech titled Theory and Practice of “non-legacy” protection of China, which totally expounded the protection proposition of “non-legacy” protection in China. “The theme was Inheriting the Vivid Practice of Development, which intended to reflect the vitality and creativity of intangible cultural heritage in contemporary society,” said he, “The fundamental for non-legacy protection was the protection for the practice, the capability and the environment of inheriting.” Besides, he introduced the achievements of China’s “non-legacy” protection. The assistant director-gene
Belt and Road Forum on National Image and City Branding and Symposium on Xindu Sheng’an’s Urban Branding and Cultural Industry Development was held in Chengdu on June 2 nd . Experts and scholars from many fields such as art history, cultural history and urban branding got together and had a heated discussion on National Image and City Branding under the background of the Belt and Road Initiative.
On May 27th, 2017, the first Jinsha Think-tank Forum was held in Chengdu Federation of Social Sciences Circle, which attracted a range of experts and scholars from Sichuan University, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences, Chengdu Academy of Social Sciences and so on. Around the theme of “Think-tank Contributing to the Construction of National Central Cities”, they carried out an active, extensive and deepen discussion. “The construction of national central city in Chengdu required a high-level think-tank to clear the minds and give counsels,” said Chen She, the president of Chengdu Academy of Social Sciences, “while the construction of think-tank required capturing the key to development, gaining the government’s trust and peer’s recognitions by the aid of think-tank, to have broad social influence first; then required capturing the focus of the development, to build a scientific, modern and sustainable think-tank operation mechanism, strengthen the top floor
On May 23rd, 2017, Chengdu Railway Port Research Base, Brussels Academy of Chinese and European Studies opened in Qiang Baijiang District, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, which was set up by Center for European Studies, Sichuan University. The base contributed to “inviting” and “getting out” of railway port through building the Center for “Rong-Europe Plus” Strategic Studies. As one of the first batch of national research and development bases approved by the Ministry of Education, Center for European Studies, Sichuan University was the domestic leader in the EU’s economic and monetary integration and relevant laws, and had established long-term friendly cooperative relations with more than ten universities in Europe, relying on its own interdisciplinary teaching and research platform. After the establishment, the cooperation between China and Central and Eastern Europe would be further deepened through strengthening exchanges and cooperation with experts and scholars of the countries and regions along the “
The 13 th Joint Committee of Presidents of 12 Provincial( Municipal) Academies of Social Sciences in Western China and Western China ’ s Development Forum Under the Background of t he Belt and Road Initiative organized by Gansu Academy of Social Sciences , Dunhuang Research Institute and Tianshui Branch Institute of Gansu Academy of Social Sciences was grandly held in Gansu Province. 150 -odd leaders, experts and scholars from 12 academies attended the forum.