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The Founding Conference of University Alliance of Chengdu-Chongqing Economic Circle Is Held in Chengdu
Time: 2020-05-13   

On May 12th, the founding conference of University Alliance of Chengdu Chongqing Economic Circle led by Sichuan University and Chongqing University was held in the International Academic Exchange Center of Sichuan University.

Yang Xingping, vice governor of Sichuan Provincial People’s Government, met with leaders of 20 Alliance Member Universities in Chengdu and Chongqing, Liu Quansheng--deputy secretary general of Sichuan Provincial People’s Government, Li Jiang--secretary of the Education Working Committee of the Provincial Party Committee and director of the Provincial Education Department, leaders from 12 universities in Chengdu such as Li Yanrong--president of Sichuan University, Xu Weilin--executive vice president of Sichuan University, Zeng Yong--president of University of Electronic Science and Technology, Yang Dan--president of Southwest Jiaotong University, Zhuo Zhi--president of Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Zhao Jinzhou--president of Southwest Petroleum University, Liu Qingyou--president of Chengdu University of Technology, Wu De--president of Sichuan Agricultural University, Yu Shuguang--president of Chengdu University of TCM, Wang Mingyi--president of Sichuan Normal University, Yu Minming--president of Chengdu University of Information Technology, Liu Shugen--president of Xihua University, and Dong Faqin--president of Southwest University of Science and Technology; and leaders of 8 universities in Chongqing such as President Zhang Zongyi and Vice President Liao Ruijin of Chongqing University, Li Xufeng--the Party secretary of Southwest University, Li Lin--the Party secretary and president of Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Tang Boming--president of Chongqing Jiaotong University, Dong Hongchuan--president of Sichuan International Studies University, Huang Chunji--vice president of Army Medical University of the People’s Liberation Army, Tang Li--vice president of Southwest University of Political Science and Law, and Tian Jie--vice president of Chongqing Medical University attended the conference. The founding conference was presided over by Xu Weilin, executive vice president of Sichuan University.

During the meeting, Yang Xingping, on behalf of the Sichuan Provincial Party Committee and the Sichuan Provincial People’s Government, extended a sincere welcome to the leaders of eight Chongqing universities who came to Sichuan, and warmly congratulated 20 universities on the establishment of the University Alliance of Chengdu-Chongqing Economic Circle. Yang Xingping pointed out that colleges and universities are crucial to the development of the local economy. He hoped that the two-regional universities would strengthen cooperation in talent training, scientific research, local service, international exchange and cooperation, and work together to promote the strategic layout of the country and the high-quality development of the economy of Chengdu and Chongqing.

At the founding conference, Li Yanrong, on behalf of Sichuan University and Secretary Wang Jianguo, welcomed the leaders of all member universities and congratulated the founding of the alliance. On behalf of Chongqing University and Secretary Shu Lichun, Zhang Zongyi expressed warm congratulations on the establishment of the alliance and, on behalf of the eight member universities from Chongqing, expressed heartfelt thanks to Sichuan University for organizing this inaugural meeting. On behalf of the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Zeng Yong extended warm congratulations on the establishment of the alliance. On behalf of Southwest University, Li Xufeng expressed warm congratulations on the establishment of the alliance and illustrated the efforts made by Southwest University in promoting the construction of the Chengdu-Chongqing Economic Circle. Xu Weilin made a brief description of the Constitution of University Alliance of Chengdu-Chongqing Economic Circle (Draft for Deliberation), and leaders of 20 universities members of the alliance reviewed and approved the constitution of alliance by acclamation. Liao Ruijin, vice president of Chongqing University, read out the Declaration on the Establishment of University Alliance of Chengdu-Chongqing Economic Circle.

The leaders of 20 member universities of the alliance jointly launched the university alliance of Chengdu-Chongqing Economic Circle.

Promoting the construction of the Chengdu-Chongqing Economic Circle is not only a national strategy, but also an obligatory duty and a mission of colleges and universities in Chengdu and Chongqing. The alliance is guided by Xi Jinping’s socialist ideology with Chinese characteristics in the new era and guided by the development concept of innovation, coordination, green, openness and sharing to serve the Chengdu-Chongqing economic circle and build it into an important economic center with national influence, a scientific and technological innovation center, a new highland of reform and opening up, and a livable place with high quality of life as its own responsibility, and take the connotative development of higher education in Chengdu and Chongqing as its goal, so as to promote all-round friendly cooperation among universities of the alliance, and provide talent guarantee, intellectual support and scientific and technological support for the realization of strategic objectives of Chengdu-Chongqing economic circle.

Li Lin, secretary of the Party Committee and president of CQUPT, attended the inaugural meeting of University Alliance of Chengdu-Chongqing Economic Circle.