Book Release Conference Record - A Review of the Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European Countries (2012-2020)
Ambassador Huo Yuzhen:
Your Excellency, Vice Foreign Minister Qin Gang, distinguished guests, good morning.
Ambassador Huo Yuzhen
At the end of the year 2020, Secretariat of China-CEEC Cooperation and China-CEEC Think Tanks Network are co-hosting this book-launch here for A review of cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European Countries (2012-2020). First of all, on behalf of our team, please allow me to convey to you the warmest welcome and sincere gratitude for your presence.
Over the past year, despite COVID-19, with the support of the secretariat and with consistent efforts, the China-CEEC Think Tanks' Network finally completed this book. It’s not only a review based on a systematic and comprehensive research of China-CEEC cooperation, but also a new achievement of cooperation between our think tanks.
Now I will give the floor to Professor Wu Baiyi, Director General of the Institution of European Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and he will give us a briefing of this book.
Prof. Wu Baiyi, Director General of the Institution of European Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences:
Your Honorable Vice Minister Qin Gang, all the envoys of the CEE countries, distinguished guests and ladies and gentlemen, good morning.
Wu Baiyi, Director General of the Institution of European Studies,Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
It is my great privilege to introduce the main content of this book after the brief remarks of my senior colleague, Ambassador Huo Yuzhen.
Actually, the original purpose of writing and publishing the book is to make a response to the curiosities, concerns and questions from entrepreneurs, policy makers, as well as intellectual colleagues from all countries including China.
And it is a spectacular event since we just made an ever-first effort to aim at these specific, innovative programs of collaborations between China and CEE countries.
So, the major achievements were included and we made a systematic reflections and reviews of all the events and major contents, as well as the fruits and products that benefit both parties over the past eight years.
We created a framework of 16+1 and later on 17+1, so we made a multi-level analysis aiming at different participants or actors from sub-regional countries as well as specific participating enterprises.
And also, we made a detailed assessment on the collaboration between China and one particular or the other partner countries.
In this way that we made a leading role of a systematic review of the innovative framework between China and CEE countries and also, we made a brief forecast on the scenario of future development of the collaboration.
The time is limited so I don’t have too much time to elaborate. But I have to address one issue that we originally planned to publish it both in Chinese and different or respective languages of CEE countries in the spring of this year. But due to pandemic effect, we have to delay and overcome a lot of difficulties in editing and publishing. And hopefully, in this way we can create some warm atmosphere in this cold winter. Hopefully we can promote the cooperation between Chinese academic world and our counterparts in your countries. Thank you very much.
Ambassador Huo Yuzhen:
Now let us give the floor to His Excellency Mr. Qin Gang, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and Secretary General of the China-CEEC Cooperation Secretariat .
Mr. Qin Gang, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and Secretary General of the China-CEEC Cooperation Secretariat:
Ambassadors, distinguished guests, good morning.